The commencement of President Obama’s second term has been characterized by an abrupt shift towards climate rhetoric.
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Gage Skidmore Romney’s Vice Presidential Pick Favors Increased Drilling and the Dismantling of Environmental ProtectionsAs Josh McDaniel’s recent article in E highlighted, the 2012 presidential election poses a major threat to decades of progress the environmental movement has made. Not only were last spring’s Republican primaries spattered with calls to roll back environmental regulation, including […]
The Candidates Are Talking, But Not About Climate ChangeA voter perusing the Romney/Ryan campaign website would have a difficult time scrounging up any mention of climate change from among the laudatory praise of “carbon-based energy resources” and the startling dismissal of renewable energy as “politically favored” but a “failure.” The Obama/Biden campaign platform doesn’t fare […]
Chris Christie Prevents a New Train Tunnel to Make a Political PointWhen New Jersey governor Chris Christie first planted his foot in the way of a proposed train tunnel project designed to relieve traffic congestion along the Hudson River, much of the nation’s attention was focused on the platform of government austerity championed by the […]
Gage Skidmore Rick Santorum Tries to Paint Environmentalists as Radicals, Forgetting that Many Catholics–Including the Pope–Support Taking Action on Climate ChangeGOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is perhaps the best example of how far the right wing has fled from scientific reality. At a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio, Santorum attempted to portray President Obama’s rejection […]
Clayton Conn/Tar Sands Action The Tar Sands Pipeline Is Off the Table for Now, But False Promises Remain Talk in the politically active wings of the environmental movement is all about President Obama’s decision last week to reject a plan by TransCanada to build a massive oil pipeline from Canadia’s tar sands to refineries in […]
The Texas Governor’s Idea of Change Is More Drilling and More PollutingWith all the talk from GOP presidential candidates about job creation over the past few months, you would think one of them would discuss details of how the U.S. is to ensure its economic future. You would also think that an intelligent set of […]
By the Numbers: Holiday Waste Do We Really Increase Our Waste By 25% Between Thanksgiving and Christmas?
According to EPA, Americans produce 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than during the rest of the year…