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Memo to Media: Republican Senate Candidates are Global Warming Deniers

The League of Conservation Voters President sent and excellent memo out to media yesterday about how many Republican Senate candidates deny the science of global warming, and if elected will undermine our efforts to transition to clean energy and...

Posted September 8, 2010    

College Sustainability News, Part 2

There was so much progress over the summer that I needed two posts to capture all of the neat projects being undertaken on college campuses. Berkshire CC Kicks Off Energy Monitoring and Management Program Berkshire Community College (MA) is part of...

Posted August 30, 2010    

News on College Sustainability Efforts

Here are some examples of progress universities have made over the summer at reducing their environmental impact.  As a recent college graduate who is going back for a Masters, I like to provide an update every so often of noteworthy actions...

Posted August 28, 2010    

Another Spill: EPA: 1M gallons of oil may be in Mich. river

It appears an 800,000 gallon oil spill from Tuesday in Kalamazoo is not being contained, has swollen to over a million gallons, and is at risk of devastating Lake Michigan if it reaches it.  This is just another example of why we need to get...

Posted July 29, 2010    

Reid Unveils Weak Energy Bill

Harry Reid has unveiled his weak energy bill that can muster the 60 votes to break the filibuster.  Absent from it is a price on carbon, climate provisions, and a Renewable Energy Standard.  Here is the 24 page summary. Now that there aren...

Posted July 28, 2010    

Not so Fast Ethanol

As I noted in my punching back against ethanol post, as ethanol companies try and take advantage of the oil spill by pushing their product, it’s important to recognize the environmental implications of ethanol as well.  A recent SF Chronicle...

Posted July 6, 2010    

Ed Markey’s Oil Spill SOS Bill

I got this last Friday but was slow to put it out.  Definitely looks like legislation worth supporting! Markey Introduces Oil Spill “SOS” Bill Legislation would divert big oil subsidies to scientists, in order to improve spill prevention and...

Posted June 30, 2010    

Hopeful News, a Corrupt Agency, and the Unseen Damage Beneath

I’ve come across a number of articles in the past couple of days on the oil disaster in the gulf coast that highlight many of the angles of this catastrophe.  The following are some noteworthy excerpts from the articles, and a critique of...

Posted May 16, 2010    

American Power Act needs More International Financing

One of the biggest flaws of the American Power Act is its lack of adequate international aid for climate mitigation and adaption.  This is necessary for the US to secure a global deal.  A number of organizations have signed onto the...

Posted May 14, 2010    

Hypocritical Outrage

While the terrific trio of BP, Haliburton and Transocean blamed each other for the oil disaster that’s been unfolding, members of the of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee lambasted them for their behavior and lack of accountability...

Posted May 11, 2010    

Leaked Section Summary Draft of American Power Act

Here is a leaked 21 page summary of each section of the American Power Act being released by Kerry and Lieberman tomorrow.  I wonder if we’re only getting 21 pages, or if there’s more than just a summary lying around somewhere. In case you want...

Posted May 11, 2010    

Senator Ben Cardin Op-Ed: No New Offshore Drilling, Pass the Clean Energy Bill

I am thrilled with Maryland Senators Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun today which calls offshore drilling to be taken “completely off the map for the entire Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic and Straits of Florida planning areas.”, and also points out that we...

Posted May 11, 2010