(WASHINGTON) — House Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review.
The bill was approved, 241-175, largely along party …
Organizing for Action released a Twitter tool for supporters to “call out” their member of Congress as a “climate change denier.”
The White House says no final decision has been made about the fate of the pipeline, but for environmentalists reading the tea leaves, such rhetoric is not a positive sign.
Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz and EPA nominee Gina McCarthy represent President Obama’s temperamental tendency towards compromise.
While the environmental movement has made the Keystone XL pipeline a line in the sand for U.S. climate policy, the project itself will have little impact on carbon emissions and on climate change.
If we’re in a war to stop global warming, then we need to fight it on the beaches, the landing zones, and the carbon-spewing tar sands of Alberta.
REI chief Sally Jewell gets the nod to become President Obama’s next Interior Secretary. She’ll try to balance the department’s conservation and economic responsibilities.
“Ultimately we have a moral responsibility to the most innocent victims of adverse climate change.”
The success or failure of California’s carbon cap-and-trade experiment may well decide whether national or even international action on global warming ever becomes a reality.
A comprehensive climate bill, barring some kind of miracle, isn’t going to happen. So here’s what the President can do to ensure his actions match his words on global warming.
Last year was the hottest ever for the continental U.S. — and it wasn’t even close. Just in case you needed more evidence that the climate really is changing.
President Obama doesn’t talk about climate change anymore, except at rallies when he’s firing up his liberal base. But he’s probably done more to prevent it than anyone else on the planet.
Like a knight with my banners now bravely unfurled, I hurl down my gauntlet to thee, Aaron Sorkin, and your preposterous, sanctimonious, Man of La Mancha–quoting HBO drama Newsroom. And I basically agree with the show’s basic …