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Big political winner for Dems – Clean energy

July 27th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

Clean energy is building a new economy based on the spirit of American innovation. It will create new job opportunities, reduce our dependence on oil and protect us from pollution that threatens our health and contributes to climate change. Voters understand this - and they’re supporting elected officials who share that vision

Mitt Romney acknowledges climate change is real

June 3rd, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Wow. This is either a turning point for the Republican Party - or a death knell for Romney's Presidential campaign, officially launched this week. Speaking in New Hampshire, home of the most important primary voters in the nation, Romney said the following: "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that."

Every President from Nixon to Obama Promised to Free us from Foreign Energy

June 19th, 2010 | by Jeremy Bloom

After hearing President Obama's speech Tuesday night I was going to see if I could find videos of all the Presidents from Nixon on to Bush II promising how they were going to achieve energy independence and free us from foreign fuels, and splice them all together into a witty yet informative commentary about the futility of American Politics that has barely managed to move us forward in 30 years. But fortunately, Jon Stewart did it for me

Obama Spells out Battle Plan for the Gulf Disaster

June 15th, 2010 | by Jeremy Bloom

President Obama made his first Oval Office address to the nation tonight, an 18-minute talk aimed at addressing critics and moving the country forward in the wake of the Gulf Oil Disaster. This speech laid out President Obama's battle plan to clean up the mess, help those affected, and make sure it will never happen again. Here's a quick outline of the rest of what he said

Senate Takes up Murkowski Bid to Block EPA

June 10th, 2010 | by Jeremy Bloom

The EPA has found, based on the scientific evidence (everyone from academics to strategic planners at the Pentagon agrees on this), that CO2 output is hazardous and needs to be regulated. Senator Murkowski wants to strip the EPA of authority to do that, saying it's SOOO important that Congress needs to handle it. But is that really what's going on? We take a look at the reality behind the hype

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