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Texas Regulations

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On October 17, 2015
One of the most underreported stories about energy right now is the attempt to drive pipelines through the Big Bend area, one of the most beautiful parts of Texas and one of the most iconic, not to mention relatively wild. Here’s a good story about it and the last-ditch effort to stop it. But I […]

Watts Bar

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On October 10, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority is about to finally bring Watts Bar Unit 2 online, making it the first new nuclear power plant to open in the United States since 1996. It’s been a complete disast

Trade vs. Climate

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On September 25, 2015

Any international treaty is going to consist of tradeoffs and choosing priorities. This is what foreign policy is made of. For the Obama administration, when its free trade agenda comes into conflict

Solar Suburbs

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On September 24, 2015

Visions of rethinking suburbs to be green-friendly abound: These examples point to the potential of what some are calling “solar suburbs.” The concept is a sweeping one—solar panels cover roofs,

Oil and Outrage

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On June 3, 2015

I have a new piece up at Counterpunch on the Santa Barbara oil spills, 1969 and 2015: The environmental legislation the Santa Barbara oil spill produced included the National Environmental Policy Act

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In 1969, the beaches of Santa Barbara, California were inundated with oil from a nearby spill. This event galvanized environmentalists both locally and around the nation. I use the Santa Barbara oil spill to help set up Out of Sight, which is coming out officially in 13 days. So buy your copies now. Anyway, an […]
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