Remember the good old days, just a few short years ago, when the Presidential “scandal” was Obama saluting a Marine while holding a latte? Stephen Colbert harkens back to those simpler times By Jeremy Bloom Of course, it’s hard to believe that the scandal that rocked the Clinton White House in Bill’s first 100 days was… […]
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Today, President Obama vetoed the bill that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. The measure has been heralded by the conservative-dominated Congress as a job creator, but many on the other side were concerned about the environmental implications of the pipeline. Although this was only the president’s third veto of his presidency, […]
Watch the video of President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address (followed by the full text) Also, check out our analysis: State of the Environmental Union, 2012, and the GOP response here. Send a message to President Obama that you support him in taking stronger stances on the environment – either a basic message on […]
By Bill McKibben 350.0rg There are days along any journey that stick with you, and yesterday was one of them. Under perfect blue skies, more than 12,000 people from every corner of the United States descended on Washington DC; then, with great precision, they fanned out to create a human chain that completely surrounded the […]
Last week we learned that a deal had been struck and the government wasn’t going to shut down. This week, we learn about the collateral damage: What ugly things were agreed to in the process.
Item #1: Gray wolves are being stripped of their status as an endangered species across most of the northern Rockies.
Maybe it’s the prospect of two years of uninterrupted Congressional witch hunts from House Republicans. Maybe she was just fed up with the Democrats failure to accomplish anything in the way of an energy or climate policy. Either way, President Obama’s Assistant for Energy and Climate Change, Carol Browner, is taking a walk. Browner had […]
Writing at Salon, Andrew Leonard ponders the imponderable: Is the White House’s new acceptance of solar panels (nearly two years after the Election of Hope!) “…a welcome change of tone, prefiguring a new push on climate change and renewable energy, or yet another example of how a too-cautious administration keeps stepping on its feet”? Bill […]
Beth Buczynski reports over at Care2 that despite last month’s strange snubbing of solar, the Obama White House will go solar after all. “By the end of this spring, there will be solar panels that convert sunlight into electricity and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu […]
This just in from Bill McKibben: Dear friends, I just walked out of a disappointing meeting with the White House: they refused to accept the Carter solar panel we came to Washington to deliver and said that they would continue their “deliberative process” to discuss putting solar panels back on the White House roof. Well, […]
By Bill McKibben Amid the heated rhetoric about the administration that’s dominating the site at the moment, here’s a potential chance to help with a very concrete project. Today we’re headed down the East Coast with a solar panel—it used to be on the White House, installed by Jimmy Carter in 1979. The Reagan administration took […]
The Copenhagen agreement fizzled, but failure to take global action on climate change may have greased the skids for transition from the post-9/11 epoch into a new global Eco Cold War.
Last week brought us climate as a security threat and White House officials are continuing to float trial balloons throughout August as they grope for a communications strategy. This week’s angle: green jobs.
From halting tribunals at Guantanamo Bay to accelerating the drawdown of troops in Iraq, Obama is wasting no time as the United States’ 44th president.
Whether entertaining high-powered guests or for personal enjoyment, American presidents and their families have a long tradition of recreating on the grounds of the White House. When the ability to find simple seclusion in the outside world is nearly impossible, these seven White House facilities offer respite from the pressures presented by the job.
Obama needs to address the industrial, transcontinental food system, as it is connected to the economic, climate, and energy crises facing the world. What better way for the president to participate in the local food revolution then turning five acres of the White House Lawn into an organic farm?