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Last week, over 80,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from an ExxonMobil pipeline in Arkansas. Twenty-two homes were evacuated and the cost of cleanup will be high. So, who will foot the bill? ExxonMobil? Taxpayers? Unfortunately, the answer looks like it will taxpayers will pay for cleanup for a...
04/04/2013
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One of the arguments used by climate deniers is that the earth is actually in the middle of a cooling period, despite recent record temperatures. In fact, there was a period of cooling but as a new study shows, we are in the middle of a dramatic U-turn and are now experiencing a heat spike. Looking...
03/08/2013
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In our discussions around climate change, we’ve noted that while vast majorities of Americans both believe in climate change and think it’s manmade, pushing for action on climate change remains a low priority. This reality leaves Congress and the Administration free to not take any...
01/16/2013
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It's been overshadowed by other extreme weather events recently, but the extreme drought that plagued the U.S. this summer continues. In fact, according to the Drought Monitor, conditions have worsened slightly across the country. The extreme drought is likely to extend through February and could...
12/03/2012
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Last week, TransCanada began construction on the southern section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Despite serious concerns about the environmental impact of the pipeline, the Obama Administration backed building the southern portion earlier this year. It’s not hard to see how this...
08/21/2012
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Credit: Flickr/doneastwestA lesson in how not to reduce gas prices: the White House is backing TransCanada’s bid to build the southern portion of the controversial pipeline Keystone XL pipeline. The section to be built will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Texas and carry crude oil pumped in the...
03/21/2012
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Here’s the wrong way to try to lower the price of gas: blocking loans that would help develop more efficient cars. American companies looking to develop cleaner cars are not receiving the loan support they need. The short-term consequence is the shutting down of factories and the loss of jobs...
03/15/2012
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Okay, let’s make this clear one more time. The way to lower gas prices is to stop oil speculation, ratchet down Iran war talk, and make real investments in alternative fuel supplies. And the way to be less negatively affected by price hikes is to decrease our oil-intensive and car-centric...
03/13/2012
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Credit: Flickr/teresia Sometimes I wonder if we should require our politicians to prove they are capable of doing basic math before they can engage in policymaking. Yes, gas prices are high, although not as high as they were in the summer of 2008, but most of the solutions being offered will have...
03/05/2012
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A few weeks ago, Desmogblog.com released a series of internal documents from the Heartland Institute, one of the leaders of the climate denial movement, which shows the Institute’s strategy for pushing their climate denying message. Among their ideas was a corporate-funded plan to teach...
02/28/2012
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