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Climate & Energy

Obama energy adviser Jason Grumet talks climate, coal, and green jobs

Jason Grumet. As executive director of the National Commission on Energy Policy, a bipartisan group of 20 energy experts created in 2002, Jason Grumet has come in for some flack from environmentalists. NCEP’s influential 2004 energy report called for several …

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McCain calls for 700+ new nuclear plants costing $4 trillion

"A nuke in every garage" is the GOP nominee's energy and climate plan. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made a stunning statement on the radio show of climate change denier Glenn Beck this week: ... the French are able to generate …

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Connecticut goes big with emissions-reducing goals

The Connecticut senate has unanimously passed a bill aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, becoming the fifth state to pass such legislation (after California, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Washington). The bill would require Connecticut to reduce emissions 10 percent below 1990 …

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Rejecting and renouncing

Hillary Clinton has been pushing Congresscritters to take a stand on her gas tax gimmick. Now a group of 28 members of the House of Representatives have issued a statement in which they “unequivocally” reject the notion of a gas …

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McCain and Clinton: job killers

According to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the gas tax holiday proposed by John McCain and Hillary Clinton would destroy 23,107 jobs in California alone. UPDATE: Steve’s got a point. The ARTBA report only criticizes McCain’s proposal, because …

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Reid smarter than Clinton

Vows to keep the gas tax holiday out of pending Democrat gas price legislation.

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Friends of the Earth Action launches ad against Clinton’s ‘gas tax holiday’

Friends of the Earth Action, which over the weekend endorsed Barack Obama in the Democratic primary, issued a new web ad today criticizing Hillary Clinton for supporting a “gas-tax holiday” and praising Obama for his “honest clean energy policy.” Here’s …

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Bhopal activists detained after protest at Prime Minister’s house

Activists and victims of the world’s worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India, in 1984 were detained by police this week after protesting in front of the Indian Prime Minister’s house. The Bhopal protesters, including many children, have been in Delhi …

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Direct mailers from Obama campaign hail ‘clean Kentucky coal’

Obama for clean Kentucky coal Hillary Clinton has been pilloried for pandering to working class voters with her gas-tax holiday proposal. But she’s not the only one telling working-class voters what they want to hear. “Barack Obama believes in clean …