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Articles by Keith Harrington

Keith Harrington is the Maryland/DC Field Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the Climate and Energy Specialist for the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. His writings can also be found on the Huffington Post,, Truthout and

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  • Behind Obama's Speech: a stale strategy and a value vacuum

    If in the wake of the President’s flaccid oval office speech there are still any doubts lingering in anyone’s mind about whether the administration is planning to use the spill as a chance to unleash a game-changing energy policy strategy, a recent DNC oil-spill messaging briefing should put them to rest.  The report, compiled by […]

  • Why BP is a textbook psychopath

    It’s good to know that a full six-plus weeks after the BP rig explosion killed 11 workers and initiated the slow painful murder of the Gulf Coast economy and ecology, our ever-watchful federal government has decided to launch an investigation into whether BP actually did something criminal. Thanks for jumping on this, Uncle Sam. Of […]

  • Tea Party helps pass carbon tax

    Maryland’s Montgomery County Council passed the nation’s first county-level carbon tax on Wednesday thanks in part to a little heckling from a group of rowdy Tea Party protesters. It would be hard to dream up a more delightful twist to cap off a campaign that was about as dramatic as they come in the world […]

  • How environmental groups are protesting the oil spill

    Since the scale of the BP catastrophe began to register, there have been a lot of questions swirling around the political implications of the spill. Will it help or hinder efforts to pass a climate bill? Should environmentalists seize upon the opportunity to galvanize public support like never before behind an aggressive shift towards clean […]