Energy

StandardOil

Has Big Oil Bought Out the State of California?

Published on August 10th, 2015 | by Dan Bacher

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By Dan Bacher Big Oil spent $266 million influencing California politics from 2005-2014 The biggest, most explosive story in California environmental politics is the capture of the regulatory apparatus by the regulated, but you wouldn’t know [&hellip... Read More


Clean Energy

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World In Frantic Pace To Develop Clean Energy

Published on August 10th, 2015 | by VL Baker

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By VL Baker There are massive projects worldwide to accelerate clean energy development. There is now no question that we are in a mega transition from our dirty fossil fueled past to green, clean energy. It’s [&hellip... Read More


Election 2016

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The Spectacle So Far

Published on August 10th, 2015 | by James Howard Kunstler

By James Howard Kunstler Yes, there is such a thing as “the public,” a term that derives from the ancient Latin, populous (the people), via publicus (of the people), via old French, public — pertaining generally [&hellip... Read More


Transportation

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Sunday Train: New Orleans to Orlando

Published on August 9th, 2015 | by Bruce McF

By Bruce McF In this September’s Trains magazine{+}, Bob Johnston looks at the history and current state of play of the eastern section of the Sunset Limited route, running from New Orleans through to, most of the [&hellip... Read More


Election 2016

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Where Candidates Fear to Tread

Published on August 3rd, 2015 | by James Howard Kunstler

By James Howard Kunstler That the snarkier circles of political commentary thrill to the elephantine bellowings of Donald J. Trump only shows the pathetic limitations of the snarkists. They enjoy Trump’s filterless mouth, his harsh goadings [&hellip... Read More


Fracking

Activists protest fracking outside Gov. Cuomo's office, New York

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No Fracking In New York Says DEC

Published on June 30th, 2015 | by Acadia Otlowski

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Residents of New York state need not worry, there will be no fracking in New York. The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) banned the practice by issuing the final document needed to ban [&hellip... Read More


Climate Change

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UK Election Too Close to Call

Published on April 22nd, 2015 | by Guest Contributor

But Both Parties Promise Positive Environmental Changes In case you haven’t been paying close attention to the UK General Election this spring, Britain is in the midst of one of the most closely contested political races [&hellip... Read More


Clean Energy

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What Just Happened In West Virginia?

Published on March 5th, 2015 | by Stith A Parham

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By Frank Andorka, Solar Advocate When I first heard the news, I thought it was a joke. I mean, the governor of West Virginia vetoed HB 2201, the odious bill that would have effectively killed the [&hellip... Read More


Clean Energy

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An Open Letter To SEIA: Let Us Help

Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Stith A Parham

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  Dear SEIA: First of all, let me say how much I admire the work you do. You are facing an uphill battle on the political front, trying to convince an intransigent Congress of the  value [&hellip... Read More


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