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Keystone Approved

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On March 1, 2013
The Obama Administration Obama Administration’s appointees in the State Department announces its approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline at 4 pm on Sequester Friday. How brave. Disaster for the climate. Hardly surprised, greatly disappointed. Obama will not go down as a president good on environmental issues. Share

Fracking Disclosure

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On February 1, 2013
Marjorie Childress reports on a New Mexico lawmaker opposing right-to-know legislation on fracking: “It’s gonna fuel litigation, radical fringe groups, who don’t understand the process of what we do and how we do it,” Rep. Don Bratton, R-Lea County, said about HB 136, a bill that would require companies to publicly disclose hydraulic fracking chemicals, […]

Air Conditioning

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On January 11, 2013

Admittedly, January is an odd time for an article on air conditioning for a publication whose readership is mostly in the Northern Hemisphere. Makes sense though for those in Australia where you have

California Fracking

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On May 31, 2012

The California Senate has rejected a fracking bill that seems like common sense: Under Pavley’s bill, oil companies would be required to give 30 days notice to land owners whose property line or

Eric Lipton’s feature on the decline of coal in Kentucky is interesting, though flawed. He tells a heartbreaking story for these coal miners, helping us understand just how deeply people in eastern Kentucky believe in coal. Even if other economic opportunities appeared in the region, a lot of people just don’t want to imagine a […]

Palm Oil

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On May 17, 2012

Glenn Hurowitz has an important piece at Think Progress noting that Obama’s decision on whether palm oil should be included in the Renewable Fuel Standard will be the most important decision he

Achilles Heel

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On March 12, 2012

I maintain that rising gas prices are the biggest threat to Obama’s reelection. New polling by the Washington Post suggests this is probably correct. I do think that, no matter how high gas pric

A report released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources links earthquakes in the Youngstown area to fracking. Fracking supporters continue to talk of the practice as safe, but the evidence continues to build that the pumping of millions of gallons deep in the ground leads to earthquakes. Fracking needs a great deal more study […]

The Fracking Dilemma

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On March 4, 2012

Good Washington Post piece on the dilemma Ohio faces over fracking. People really want jobs. Cities like Canton, Youngstown, and Toledo are suffering. Long-term deindustrialization exacerbated by fact

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