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SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland’s green environmental record

By Jeremy Bloom This morning, President Barack Obama (yes, he’s still President for almost a year) nominated Merrick Garland as the replacement for the late Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. Republicans are, of course, continuing their obstruction, insisting there won’t even be a hearing. And some progressives aren’t thrilled either, calling Garland too much […]

March 16th

Obama admin reverses course, will NOT open up more offshore drilling

By Meteor Blades Back in January 2015, the Obama administration pleased oil companies and kindled fierce opposition when it announced the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s five-year plan for offshore oil development off the southeast Atlantic Coast. Tuesday, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced a surprising retreat: “We heard from many corners that now is not the time […]

March 15th

Obama halts new federal coal leases (to avoid climate change)

By Meteor Blades Climate activists get to celebrate a victory in the war on coal Friday. Not the final victory by a long shot, but progress nonetheless. President Obama will announce that there will be no new coal leasing on public lands until the government completes an overhaul of the program. That could produce anything from simply mandating higher royalties for energy […]

January 17th

Mark Davis, a SOTU guest tonight, is helping D.C.’s low-income residents get solar power

By Meteor Blades Along with 22 other citizens who have done something special, former Washington Bullets player Mark Davis will join First Lady Michelle Obama in the guest box tonight as President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address. Davis wasn’t invited because of his basketball career, but for the role he is playing in Washington, D.C., in getting solar-powered electricity onto the rooftops of […]

January 12th

Obama praises Trans-Pacific Partnership. Bernie Sanders calls it a disaster that he’ll work to defeat

By Meteor Blades In a major victory for President Obama, negotiators for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership announced Monday that an agreement has been reached after eight years of talks. If approved by those nations, the agreement will lower trade barriers and commercial regulations for 40 percent of the world’s nations. While the president and other backers […]

October 5th

Actions vs words undermine Obama’s climate message

By Meteor Blades Today, President Obama will begin his three-day trip to Alaska. In an Aug. 13  video released by the White House, the trip was billed as a climate-change visit. It will include a trek across the ice of the rapidly retreating Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park and a visit to Kotzebue, […]

August 31st

What President Obama SHOULD Say About Solar In The SOTU

By Frank Andorka, RGB Contributor All eyes will be on the House of Representatives tonight … oh, who am I kidding? Viewership for the State of the Union have been falling for years, and I’m fairly certain this year won’t be any different. I’m thinking it’s because the state of the union is always strong and […]

January 20th