The Pebble Mine Project and Alaska Initiative 4: How Palin Rolls (Over the Environment and the Law)

Published on September 5th, 2008 | by

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Enough with the lightweight talk of how Palin is a “reformer” or “maverick”. Enough with the gushing over her “historic speech” the other night. The mainstream press failed miserably this past week to report what was really going on outside the convention in St. Paul.

New-Clear? Palin Speechwriter Still ‘Hooked on Phonics’

Published on September 4th, 2008 | by

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In what is either another sign that the McCain camp is angling for more distance from George W. Bush, or that they are trying to reframe the nuclear issue in a different light, speechwriters for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin inserted the phonetically modified neologism, “new-clear,” in place of the word “nuclear,” on Wednesday night. I should also mention that Ms. Palin’s speech was written by one of President Bush’s speechwriters.

North Sea Grid Could Bring Wind Power to 70 Million Homes

Published on September 4th, 2008 | by

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European Union officials are studying plans for an international wind power grid in the North Sea that could provide energy generated from renewable sources to 70 million European homes. The proposed offshore grid would be more than 3850 miles long, and connect more than 100 wind farms, containing a total of 10,000 turbines to seven countries.

World Views of Sarah Palin & The Environment

Published on September 4th, 2008 | by

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Following Sarah Palin’s key speech at the Republican Convention, BBC news asks readers around the world for their reactions. A straw poll of the many hundreds of responses seems to indicate that the majority of those outside of the US are unimpressed, with Palin’s lack of regard for the environment featuring in many remarks.

Obama on Hurricane Gustav and Wetlands Restoration – That Elitist Wonk

Published on September 3rd, 2008 | by

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What I have come to appreciate about Democrats is that they like to talk about the specifics of policy.  Dare I say, the Democratic Party is the party of wonk? Sure, I’m painting with a broad brush, but I’m going to take that liberty because it segues nicely with this video I want to show […]

Enviromental GOP Rep. Gilchrest Bats for the Democrats

Published on September 3rd, 2008 | by

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Representative Wayne T. Gilchrest, ousted last February by State Senator Andy Harris, confirmed he is jumping party lines in support of Democratic nominee Frank Kratovil. Considered to be somewhat of a liberal Republican, Gilchrest held the deep-red Maryland seat for an amazing nine terms. His district supported Bush’s relection by 60-percent. In 2007, the League […]

Republicans Work to Reconcile their (Oil) Platform with McCain’s Climate Change Thingy

Published on September 3rd, 2008 | by

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While there were few bold new propositions in the 2008 Republican Party platform, the Platform Committee did attempt to narrow some of the gaps between traditional Republican positions and some of John McCain’s positions. One of the most notable differences is McCain’s position on climate change viz. the Republican Party’s traditional position.

3 University of Kentucky Journalists Jailed at RNC

Published on September 2nd, 2008 | by

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On Monday night, three colleagues of mine from the Kentucky Kernel were arrested while documenting the protests outside the Republican National Convention. Nothing indicates that any of the three were actually participating in the protests, much less violating any laws that would warrant their arrest.

Minneapolis Police Seize “Sustainable Living” Bus – in St. Paul

Published on September 2nd, 2008 | by

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This is a guest post from freelance environmental writer Tom Schueneman, who also publishes GlobalWarmingisReal.com A Police State in Minneapolis and St. Paul? Using the the phrase “police state” could seem a little incendiary in itself, but the rash of house raids and questionable arrests taking place all over Minneapolis and St. Paul in the […]