Mean Joe Green #1: “Putting the P in GOP”

Published on March 15th, 2008 | by

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Editor’s note: Political cartoons are a staple of editorial pages and other websites focused on politics, and we’re delighted to bring you the first of our own series of cartoons from our own “Mean Joe Green” Mohr. Of course, we greenies would love a presidential candidate that took a strong-handed, common sense approach to addressing […] read more

Tangled Up in Green: NAFTA…Only If We Absolutely Hafta

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by

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I don’t know if you caught it, but the whole Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama flap over NAFTA exposed a dirty little secret: The North American Free Trade Agreement isn’t about American jobs or cheap Mexican labor—it’s about Canadian oil. Think as far back as two weeks ago. I know you can do it. Remember, Britney’s dad […] read more

Tangled Up in Green: Playground Politics in a Global Market

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by

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Presidential election campaign 2008 is well underway. And already the grade school politics are brought to the election playground. In recent news, both Democratic front runners, in an attempt to woo voters, called for renegotiations of NAFTA. They also threatened to pull out of the trade agreement if U.S. demands aren’t met. Clearly a case […] read more

My Convention is Greener Than Yours

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by

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The Republicans and Democrats will not only be battling it out in the presidential elections this fall, but they are battling it out over who can hold the “greenest” (or is it the most greenwashed) national convention in late summer. From recycled fiber carpet to biodegradable plates, each political party is trying to outdo the […] read more

Clinton Takes Jabs at Obama’s Energy Policy

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by

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Obama Replies, “Scoreboard!” [social_buttons] As Barack Obama chalked up another primary victory Tuesday in Mississippi, Hillary Rodham Clinton challenged rival Barack Obama on his record on energy policy. Campaigning in Pennsylvania and speaking in the state capitol, Clinton accused Obama of being all talk and no walk, by suggesting that he voted for the 2005 […] read more

Loans for Coal Plants Suspended

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by

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Wow — the feds are suspending a major loan program for rural coal power plants, citing the risks of global warming regulations and rising construction costs at the rate of 30 percent a year. Coal plants are a big source of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major contributor to global warming and the electricity source for […] read more

A Green Light in a Red Home…

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by

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She was very young, 3 or 4, when our green light started to blink. As we drove through the streets of suburbia, the extensive urban sprawl was evident everywhere. Orange trees and grapefruit trees were plowed down quickly and furiously by developers. From her car seat she would become enraged about the trees and animals. […] read more

Survey Says: Support for Cape Wind Surging

Published on March 9th, 2008 | by

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A recent survey (pdf) found that 87 percent of Massachusetts residents say they are now “more likely to support Cape Wind” in the wake of the recently issued draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that found no major environmental harms resulting from the project. It seems that the growing public consciousness of climate change is actually […] read more

It’s Not the Economy; It’s the Environment!

Published on March 8th, 2008 | by

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As I monitored the results of Tuesday’s primaries, mostly thanks to my Twitter friends, I was once again struck how the candidates and general population are ignoring the greatest issue facing human kind: climate change. Media outlet after media outlet proclaimed the economy as the greatest concern of voters; however, the connection to the environment […] read more

Tangled Up in Green: A Tale of Two Energies

Published on March 6th, 2008 | by

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Editor’s note: Welcome to “Tangled Up in Green,” Red, Green and Blue’s weekly debate over the hot issues in environmental politics. Each week, writers Ranjit Arab and Adam Bowman will “throw down the glove” on current events involving environmental policy, legislation and citizen action. Adam and Ranjit are both graduate students in journalism at the […] read more

Tangled Up in Green: In Coal Blood — Finding an Alternative for Holcomb, Kansas

Published on March 6th, 2008 | by

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Editor’s note: Welcome to “Tangled Up in Green,” Red, Green and Blue’s weekly debate over the hot issues in environmental politics. Each week, writers Ranjit Arab and Adam Bowman will “throw down the glove” on current events involving environmental policy, legislation and citizen action. Adam and Ranjit are both graduate students in journalism at the […] read more