We’ve told you how GOP governors in states like Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin have let ideology trump job-creation and rejected high-speed rail plans – and federal funding – for their states. Now, it looks like California may be derailing its own high-speed corridor, through a mix of NIMBYism and inertia.
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The truth is, we’ve got lots of work to do to solve the climate crisis: big polluters are doing everything in their power to delay real climate action, and they are spending huge amounts of money to distort the truth and block progress. But this weekend’s events can show the world that a vibrant movement is coming to life — and that people everywhere are ready to do whatever it takes to move the world beyond fossil fuels.
In our fugue of techno-narcissism, America wants to believe that we can just keep on being what we used to be, pizza, DisneyWorld, WalMart, and all. But as two lying liers proved this week, delusion is the only thing we currently have a long-term supply of…
The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401)—the most deadly bill on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Pollution Plan—is expected to be brought up for a House floor vote today.
As initially introduced, the TRAIN Act was a biased and irresponsible “study” bill—creating a committee of cabinet members to review just the costs of a multitude of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health standards, while ignoring the greater health and monetary benefits to Americans. While this version of the bill would have been harmful to human health, the bill is now an entirely different, and much more deadly beast that would result in many more deaths and health hazards…
Tonight President Obama will present his plan for putting Americans back to work. He’s got no small task in front of him. There aren’t any easy answers for how to create jobs in this dismal economy.
But there is one bright spot that’s likely to get short shrift tonight on both sides of the aisle, so let me shine a bright light on a corner of our economy that is actually growing jobs: clean energy.
How did the New York Times prove green jobs aren’t good for the economy? By ignoring the finding that there’s explosive growth in the sector and instead completely misquoting and distorting their sources to conclude green jobs are a pipedream.
We’re not just a movement that opposes things, we’re also a movement that dreams of what’s coming. And we don’t just dream, we also transform those dreams into reality. On September 24, on bike and on foot and on boards, we’re going to point the way towards that future. By days’ end, we’ll have shown why the bicycle is more glamorous than the car, and why the people have the potential to be more powerful than the polluters.
By now you know what you accomplished: 1,253 arrests, according to some journalists the biggest civil disobedience action since 1977, and the most sustained since the epic campaigns of the civil rights movement. That was enough to take a regional issue and make it a national and even global one.
Here’s the plan for the next phase…
We are not going to do the president the favor of simply attacking him. Instead, with quiet determination, we’re going to hold this campaign to the standards of the last one. To me, the Obama campaign was always more important than the candidate. We have some ways, we hope, of trying to hold him to the standard he rallied us around 3 years ago.
After one week of action and arrests in front of the White House, the activists fighting the dirty oil tar sands pipeline are taking a break while Hurricane Irene batters the east coast. But they’ll be back next week, pushing President Obama to stand up for the principals he ran on – including doing what we can to fight global warming.
By Roger Fox I doubt the Keystone project is even a real long term goal by TransCanada,. Certainly in the big picture Keystone is only a single chapter in a much larger book. If you read this diary you will risk information overload, you will be offered numerous disparate data points that at first glance may […]
Building the Keystone pipeline will keep America addicted to oil, and while it might be a good deal for Koch Industries, which supplies and refines large volumes of Canadian tar sands oil, it is a bad deal for America.
It happens every few months, now. Somebody (often with a scientific credential of some sort) reports they’ve found a flaw! Somewhere! In the science of climate change! OMG!
Clean energy is building a new economy based on the spirit of American innovation. It will create new job opportunities, reduce our dependence on oil and protect us from pollution that threatens our health and contributes to climate change. Voters understand this – and they’re supporting elected officials who share that vision.
Why are Democrats joining Republicans in trying to undermine the Clean Water Act? They really don’t need any help…