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Bush Administration Proposes $10 Billion Christmas Present From Joe Taxpayer to Big Oil

That's what it must have said on the holiday card delivered today by the White House to ExxonMobil executives along with a nice, fat, $10.3 billion check.The Bush Administration proposed a change to Interior Department leasing rules today that would...

Posted December 24, 2007    

Hilarious Video: Coal: Cheap, Abundant, Clean ... er, well, Cheap at Least

So I know this is an old video. I first saw it back in August. But in light of the "clean" coal ad blitz these days, this video spoof of a coal ad is just perfect. Clean Coal USA has bought up the top Google Ad for "global warming" keywords for a...

Posted December 20, 2007    

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: EPA Hides Behind Weakened Energy Bill to Deny California Tailpipe Standard Waiver

The weakened energy bill ultimately passed last week and signed into law by President Bush today is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.Today, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson denied California's...

Posted December 19, 2007    

Our new messaging on Global Warming -- It's trickling up!

Global warming: Is it an inconvenient truth or an opportunity to transition towards a more sustainable, just, and prosperous future? Many of us agree that it is both, but the positive message of future opportunities is often drowned out by...

Posted December 19, 2007    

2275 Questions - Only 3 on Global Warming

[From ItsGettingHotInHere.org, by Jamie Henn:]Just when you thought we were breaking into the news cycle, take a look at this video from LCV on how the mainstream media is dropping the ball:Check out the “What Are They Waiting For?” website to sign...

Posted December 19, 2007    

U.S. Going Nuke-ular?

This Monday Congress agreed to guarantee loans for up to 80% of construction costs for new nuclear reactors. The legislation directs the Department of Energy to provide $20.5b for nuclear energy, $10b for renewables and $8b for “clean-coal”...

Posted December 18, 2007    

BaliBuzz: U.S. Dragged Kicking And Screaming into UN Climate Deal

Apparently the United States delegation to the Bali International Climate Negotiations - well the fake delegation, not the real delegation - has finally been dragged, kicking and screaming, into some kind of agreement on a road map to proceed on...

Posted December 15, 2007    

In the End: Senate Passes Energy Bill 86 - 8

The Democratic Majority quickly abandoned any effort (if there ever even was a plan to exert force?) to keep the $13.5 billion renewable energy tax package in the final Energy Bill. The tax package would have given greatly needed tax breaks to...

Posted December 14, 2007    

Senate Energy Bill: 59-40 ... for now

As predicted, the Senate took its second stab at the Energy Bill this morning; the vote was expected to be very close with 60 votes needed to end the cloture vote and move the Energy Bill forward. The Energy Bill currently includes the first...

Posted December 13, 2007    

Keeping Up the Power Shift: Senate Set to Take Second Stab at Energy Bill

Bits and pieces of information are coming in today indicating that the Senate is gearing up to take a second stab at passing an energy bill later this week.After failing to pass the full energy bill passed by the House last week, Senate leaders...

Posted December 12, 2007    

What Is Progress?

George Monbiot recently wrote a piece in The Guardian about what a new international climate treaty should do. His piece is below:When you warn people about the dangers of climate change, they call you a saint. When you explain what needs to be done...

Posted December 6, 2007    

Pelosi Cobbles Together Strong Energy Bill - Heading for Showdown in Senate

After long hours of negotiations that have stretched long into the night for the past week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to have cobbled together a deal that will send a strong energy bill out of the House, likely tomorrow. Rumors last month...

Posted December 5, 2007