I’ve long suspected I live in a political bubble in Northern California. The debates I hear among friends is whether to vote for Obama, Nader, or McKinney. I’ve never even seen a McCain/Palin yard sign or bumper sticker, but I knew that was all going to change when I traveled to Northern Ohio for my grandmother’s funeral.
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Barack Obama spoke in Toledo, Ohio on Monday about his economic plan, promising five million new, high wage jobs in renewable energy.
Obama and McCain agree on the goals of energy and climate policy. Both candidates acknowledge global warming is man-made and advocate a mandatory cap-and-trade policy in the United States for dealing with carbon emissions — something the Bush administration opposes. They’re also largely in agreement over reducing oil consumption and investing in new energy technologies.
Just over two weeks ago, we announced the Red, Green and Blue/ReframeIt scavenger hunt for details and background on Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s energy and environmental policy proposals. Then the economy went to hell… so we’re offering a little economic stimulus of our own.
The idea that Palin is an energy expert was laughable already, but this decision showed a brash disregard for American energy independence, a cause which she champions nearly every day on the campaign trail.
Mean Joe Green #30: All I Needed to Learn About our Nation’s Energy Woes, I Learned From a Starbucks Cup.
McCain seems to think Governor Palin is a leading authority on energy. This is almost as ridiculous as the Governor herself (mis)quoting Starbucks cups to rally women voters.
A day after the second presidential debate, John McCain and Sarah Palin sat down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity to discuss, among other things, energy policy. In the interview, Mccain said Gov. Palin was “…probably one of the most foremost experts in this nation on energy issues.” While Palin may have some exposure to the politics and business of oil and gas in her home state of Alaska, I struggle with the idea that she should be considered a foremost expert on energy.
President Bush’s recent designation, and subsequent nomination, of F. Chase Hutto III as acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Domestic Policy of the Department of Energy (DOE) is starting to raise some eyebrows
With only four weeks to go until Election Day (November 4th if you’ve been living under a rock), now seems like an excellent time to check in and see how the candidates are faring.
NOTE: The views express here are strictly those of Green Diva Meg and not necessarily held or supported by GreenOptions Media or RedGreenandBlue.com. If you haven’t seen the powerhouse Op-Ed by Gloria Steinem about Sarah Palin that was published in the Los Angeles Times last month, I highly recommend taking a few minutes to familiarize […]
In Tuesday night’s debate, not only did McCain ignore the potential solutions presented by truly clean and renewable sources of energy, but he even went so far as to discount Senator Obama’s concern about the disposal and storage of nuclear waste, describing Obama’s position as “something like that”.
On the heels of our first RG&B debate poll conducted to gauge public opinion on the first and only vice-presidential debate, we’ve decided to follow up with a poll for the top of the ticket.
Sarah Palin dismisses alternative energy in favor of a pipeline built by God. More on Palin >> From Think Progress Palin’s First Statewide Campaign Was Fueled By Veco. “While mayor of Wasilla, Palin ran for lieutenant governor in 2002. She gathered $5,000 — or about 10 percent of her campaign fund — from Veco officials […]
Fighting global warming isn’t going to take one person. It isn’t going to take even a few people. Or organizations. According to Bill McKibben, famed environmental writer, it’s going to take the whole world…and a number.
After being chided over remarks he made in August about renegotiating the Colorado River Compact, John McCain said at a recent campaign stop that he would “never, ever” try to take more of Colorado’s water. But has the damage already been done in this water-sensitive state?