Author: Heather Taylor-Miesle

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Negative politics: Oil companies benefit from a paralyzed political landscape

The NRDC Action Fund just released a book called Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment, about the House Republican majority that cast more than 200 votes against environmental safeguards last year. We aren’t the only ones dismayed by the rise in GOP extremism. Republican leaders are too. This week, two esteemed conservative thinkers published a must-read […]

Carbon standard is a major victory

Anyone who wants to create a cleaner, healthier, and more stable environment for their children has a reason to celebrate today. The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  This is a major public health and environmental breakthrough, and every smart politician should trumpet it. Why? Because it is […]

GE earns $100 billion on clean energy; GOP pretends it doesn’t exist

Unfortunately, the energy talk on the GOP campaign trail remains dominated by climate denial.  Rick Santorum, the winner of the latest two GOP primaries, wrote an op-ed over the weekend in which he called climate change “a pseudo-science” and “a liberal orthodoxy.” Mitt Romney said last week that he had once been a “radical” on energy issues because he […]

Despite Washington screw-ups, clean energy moves forward

Tea Party leaders like to paint clean energy and climate action as issues that matter only to elite Democrats living in coastal cities. This claim would come as a surprise to the 38,000 autoworkers building fuel efficient cars in Michigan, the 80 companies involved in the wind supply chain in Iowa, and the more than 100,000 Americans working in the solar industry across the nation.

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