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Dems want to ban brain-damaging chlorpyrifos insecticide Trump’s EPA says is A-OK.

Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and seven other Democratic senators introduced a bill Tuesday to regulate or ban a neurotoxic insecticide if the Environmental Protection Agency cannot prove it is safe. An organophosphate, the insecticide named chlorpyrifos has been banned from household use for more than 15 years, but it’s still widely used on crops like broccoli and almonds. By […]

July 27th

Congress unites to protect the oceans from plastic microbeads

By Meteor Blades It’s estimated that 808 trillion plastic microbeads are washed down U.S. drains every day. The vast majority are captured in the settled sludge of sewer treatment plants. But some 8 to 11 trillion of them still find their way into the aquatic environment daily. There, they collect deadly pollutants like PCBs and are eaten by fresh […]

December 24th

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Funds For Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels

By Dan Bacher The Brown and Obama administrations are not the only ones pushing for the construction of the Delta Tunnels under the California Water Fix, as evidenced by the inclusion by Congress of a provision to fund the widely-contested project at taxpayer expense revealed today by Restore the Delta (RTD). “Deep within the 2009 […]

December 16th

Destructive Drought Bill May Pass – Call Senator Boxer ASAP!

By Dan Bacher Senator Dianne Feinstein appears ready to sign off on HR 2898, after negotiations with Central Valley House Congressmen that want to over-pump the San Francisco Bay-Delta, according to an action alert from Restore the Delta (RTD). “Californians have not seen the federal drought bill,” said RTD. “We need to make sure it does […]

December 11th

Paula Mints: Will The Tariff Wars Ever End?

Paula Mints is one of the top market researchers in the country whose insights are sharp and incisive. She is also the founder and chief market research analyst for SPV  Market Research. In this post, she says the trade wars currently raging in the solar industry must stop — or the long-term damage to the industry may be irreparable. […]

April 6th

SOTU Republican response by Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The daddy party had mom come out and talk to us tonight in the first (of 3!) GOP responses. There was just one problem with the wonderful vision of an America in which everyone would do great if we all just worked hard and government got out of our way… The GOP has been trying […]

January 28th

Rand Paul’s extra GOP SOTU response

This is beyond irony. So I’ll just let his words speak for themselves. Last year, the man who only got into the Senate (“The most exclusive club on Earth”) because his Daddy is Ron Paul… said “For the first time in history, men and women were guaranteed a chance to succeed based NOT on who […]

January 28th

Good Riddance, Max Baucus, You Anti-Solar Tool!

By Chip Martin, Solar Bomb Thrower I can’t believe my friends at Important Media let me in here. After all, with all the great writers they have working for the network (including the great Zach Shahan, Jeremy Bloom, and Scott Cooney), why would they want a bomb thrower like me to enter into their highly intellectual, reasoned debate? […]

December 30th