The Environmental Protection Agency-hating chief of the EPA was on Fox & Friends Thursday morning spouting what has become his standard line of nonsense about President Obama’s stance on jobs and the environment. By Meteor Blades Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma attorney general sued the EPA more than a dozen times, said on Fox what he’s been saying […]
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By Meteor Blades FishOutofWater writes—Tropical Storm Matthew Forms, Moving into Caribbean’s All Time Ocean Heat, Looks Like a Killer: “I have feared for over a year that the combination of global warming and El Niño would warm the tropical Atlantic to record levels producing the conditions that would allow a hurricane as destructive as Sandy or Mitch […]
By Meteor Blades Hillary Clinton has announced that she is not in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership based on what she has learned about it. With that stance, she has become the third Democratic presidential candidate—after Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Gov. Martin O’Malley—to oppose the 12-nation trade agreement. Alice Ollstein reports: Speaking to PBS […]
By Meteor Blades The final text of the 30-chapter Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement may not be available until early next month, and the earliest vote on it in Congress will be February. But that vote might not take place until December 2016. And, though liberal Democrats don’t like the agreement and most Republicans tend to favor […]
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 the practice. The state DEC has studied the controversial practice for seven years leading up to yesterday’s ban of high-volume […]
The important question going into this year’s State of the Union is, Will any of this matter? Will any of the proposals President Obama brings to the table tonight move forward, or will the GOP and their Tea Party hard-liners successfully continue to stand athward history, howling STOP! With both the House and Senate tied […]
We’ve got the streaming video for Tonigh’s State of the Union by President Obama, coming to you live at 9 pm Eastern/ 6 pm Pacific. Stay tuned for all the coverage….
This Monday, April 22, is Earth Day 2013! So we thought we’d pull up this review of classic Earth Day posters from the past 43 years. Enjoy! 1970 (Pogo via Walt Kelley) ->Next Poster
Mitt Romney, the uneasy frontrunner in the Republican Presidential race, has a problem. He used to be a sane conservative who cared about people and the planet. And no matter how much he tries to act like a raving loony today, his past actions continue to bite him in the ass.
Well, he talked the talk. But when it comes to the environment, will President Obama be able to walk the walk? His jobs plan won’t do as much for the environment as earlier programs like tax credits for home solar and wind power installations.
Some of you sincerely believe that the only solution to our economic challenges is to simply cut most government spending and eliminate most government regulations.
…We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom, where we try to offer the cheapest labor and the worst pollution standards. America should be in a race to the top. And I believe that’s a race we can win.
Bill McKibben may say he’s not going to attack President Obama, but other environmental activists aren’t being so shy.
At the Huffington Post, actor/director/activist Robert Redford asks, Is the Obama Administration Putting Corporate Profits Above Public Health?
When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I came out, it was two weeks after a mid-term election in which the forces of environmental good got a drubbing at the hands of the rich and powerful. Have things changed at all in the months since then? Not so much. So… what lessons can we take from Harry Potter and his intrepid bunch as they battle the ultimate in slimy evil overlords?
From our sister site, Planetsave, a great rundown of some of the weirder news of the week at the crossroads of politics and the environment…
This will be tricky… there’s a law on the books the prevents the dissemination of election results before all the polls are closed, and Canada is a biiig country.
Polls have closed in Newfoundland, but they won’t close in BC until 10 pm Eastern time. So we’ll report what we can as things trickle in.