GOP group calls for a carbon tax to fix climate change. Will Trump listen?

Published on February 9th, 2017 | by

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A group of Republican elder statesmen, including veterans of the Reagan, Bush I and Bush II administrations, has put together a solid proposal to deal with the reality of climate change with a carbon tax. It’s a good plan that a lot of environmental groups could get behind. But probably not the current crew of maniacs […] read more

Record February heat wave – why no clever Trump tweet about global warming?

Published on February 8th, 2017 | by

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The last thing the world needs are more 3 AM Trump tweets. But Joe Romm at Climate Progress nevertheless poses an excellent rhetorical question: “Why didn’t Trump tweet that Tuesday’s warmth crushed the D.C. record by 9°F?” Why, indeed, since The Donald™has tweeted attacks on global warming and climate science more than 30 times in the past five years. By Meteor Blades […] read more

Trump admin rams through DAPL pipeline approval shockingly fast

Published on February 8th, 2017 | by

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With the announcement that the Trump administration is cutting through all the normal procedures and approving the DAPL pipeline, construction could resume tomorrow. By Jeremy Bloom From Indigenous Rising: Today, the Department of Army send a notice of intent to grant the final easement to Dakota Access pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, also known as […] read more

Bill McKibben thinks you should be more afraid of Steve Bannon than of climate change

Published on February 8th, 2017 | by

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We knew that if Republicans took control of the government, it would be a disaster for the environment. Bill McKibben (and RedGREENandBlue) are disappointed at what’s coming out of Washington, but not surprised. By Jeremy Bloom Writing in the Guardian, McKibben says ,”The assault on the environment and working people is wrong, but predictable. What’s […] read more

California utilities devote $1 billion to electric transportation

Published on February 7th, 2017 | by

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California’s three largest utilities have filed proposals with the state’s public utilities commission that would allocate up to $1 billion in new spending to “accelerate widespread transportation electrification” to reduce dependence on oil, improve air quality,  increase access to vehicles with no tailpipe emissions, and slash carbon pollution from within the state. by Steve Hanley, NRDC The proposals […] read more

Sunday Train: The steel interstate & sustainable transport in the age of Trump

Published on February 4th, 2017 | by

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So, we are two weeks into the Trump administration, and we see a runaway rush to promote economic suicide through pandering to oil and coal companies. Because, it would seem, the slogan was really “Make America Great At Propping Up Dead End Industries Again”, but #MAGAPUDEIA” had to be edited down, both for length and […] read more

How the terrorists won: Sucking the economy dry

Published on February 4th, 2017 | by

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Part 1 of “How The Terrorists Won” dealt with the mental-emotional ways in which we have been losing to terrorists and are simply fueling more terrorism. However, there are also very practical, nuts-and-bolts ways that the terrorists have been successful at weakening the United States — it’s nothing they can do on their own, and […] read more

How the terrorists won: Clean energy beats dirty bombs

Published on February 3rd, 2017 | by

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…this is not a blog about war & peace or immigration. It’s a blog about cleantech, about the economy as it relates to cleantech, and about why cleantech is so important. These are in fact keys to why we are losing the war on terrorism — and, if things don’t turn around rather quickly, why […] read more

GOP pushing for oil drilling in national parks

Published on February 2nd, 2017 | by

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On Monday, Rep. Paul Gosar, the Republican who represents Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, launched Example #117 in the Trump-era category of No Big Surprise. By Meteor Blades (Originally appeared at DailyKos) He introduced a resolution to eliminate rules imposed in 2016 under the Obama administration that placed restrictions on existing oil and gas drilling operations on land governed […] read more

Environmental Water Caucus: “Just say no” to Cali’s water-stealing Delta Tunnels

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by

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As Governor Jerry Brown continues to push for the construction of two massive water tunnels under The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the Environmental Water Caucus on January 27 submitted their comments on the Final Delta Tunnels EIR/EIS. Read the comments here. By Dan Bacher In summary, EWC, a coalition of conservation groups, Tribes, fishing organizations and environmental justice groups, continues to […] read more

To Save The Earth, Look To Space

Published on January 31st, 2017 | by

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In the new sci-fi novel Ocean of Storms, a disruptive pulse originating on the moon takes out Earth’s infrastructure. In the face of a crisis, international conflicts are set aside. The book’s authors, Christopher Mari and Jeremy K. Brown, recently sat down with Nexus Media to share their insights on international cooperation, conspiracy theories and […] read more

Resist! 6 States Leading The Way In Clean Energy & Climate Legislation

Published on January 30th, 2017 | by

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Let’s face it. Going forward, the United States’ role in fighting the climate crisis on the international stage is uncertain. However, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, because states around the country are already leading the way in clean energy and climate legislation. (Originally appeared at our sister site, Cleantechnica. Originally published on The […] read more