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Trump’s terrible no-good border wall is also an environmental disaster

On Wednesday the Center for Biological Diversity and Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, sued the Trump regime and called on federal agencies to undertake a comprehensive probe into the negative environmental impacts of Trump’s proposed border wall. By Meteor Blades In a press release, the CBD stated: “Trump’s border wall will […]

April 12th

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 2013 reactions: The good, the bad and the ugly

Well, State of the Union 2013 is one for the history books, and now the post-mortems begin. Did President Obama hit one out of the park, or will he continue to be stuck in gridlock? Let’s take a look at some reactions from around the (green) world… …..More state of the Union coverage: The Green […]

February 12th

State of the Union 2013 – Watch it live, here!

Watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union speech right here, live, at 9 pm Eastern. Will he talk about climate change? Will he confront big oil? Will he take on subsidies for fossil fuels and unsustainable agriculture? Will he call for more green jobs? We’ll know in a few hours… http://www.youtube.com/user/whitehouse?v=qXZ5dnhwhlQ And then… […]

February 12th

How the admin chickened out on protecting farmers

I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories about the abusive way this country raises its chickens, cows, and pigs. But I’ll bet you didn’t realize there’s another species that’s victimized almost as much as the animals: The humans who raise them, who are caged and penned in by huge agribusiness almost as badly as the animals. […]

December 4th

JP Morgan: They’re gambling with YOUR money

Why is gambling illegal? Because the lure of easy money is a powerful inducement to do things that are stupid. We saw that in spades earlier this month, as JP Morgan ‘fessed up to the banking equivalent of dropping $2 billion dollars on stupid bets at the racetrack. The siren song of easy money can lure […]

May 24th

Fracking gets the Obama treatment

Natural gas fracking is spreading wildly, with very little oversight – especially in states like Pennsylvania, which was pretty much bought outright by the energy industry in the 2010 election. Now, President Obama appears to be making moves to take up some of that slack. He signed an executive order today that sets up a […]

April 13th

Snake oil salesmen

By James Howard Kunstler Those frightening sounds, sights, and odors on the wind this foreboding snowless winter – like emanations from some back ward of a global psychiatric hospital – are the signs of a nation going completely mad. The traumatic rise of oil prices above the $100 level is one irritant, prompting a range […]

February 27th