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Published on August 4th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Energy & Environmental Politics Weekly Round-Up

August 4th, 2011 by  

Check out some of the top energy and environment politics stories of the week from around the internet:

GOP Attack on Energy, Climate, & Environment

  1. VIDEO: GOP Presidential Campaign Town Halls Become Lobbyist Theater As Oil Industry Front Group Plants Questions [Think Progress]
  2. Amid Debt Crisis, Dirty Senators Defend Oil Subsidies [Think Progress]
  3. The Most Anti-Environment House in History: How is Your Representative Voting? (110 Anti-Environment Votes from GOP Since January) [Climate Progress] [NYTimes]
  4. Debt Be Not Proud: Lame Deal Cements Cement Shoes on Energy and Climate Investment for Foreseeable Future [Climate Progress]
  5. Debt deal: While they were busy screwing the economy, GOP was also screwing the environment [Red, Green, & Blue]
  6. GOP Congressman: If We Take The Senate And White House In 2012, The EPA Will Be ‘Discontinued’ [Think Progress]
  7. Republican’s Launch a Covert Assault on the Environment [Global Warming is Real]


  1. Arturas Zuokas, World’s Most Bike-Friendly Mayor — already shared this on the transportation round-up but worth another share here if you missed it [Streetsblog]
  2. EIA Admits its Review of 2010 Energy Subsidies is Limited, But Still Releases Skewed Report to Congress [Climate Progress] [Desmog Blog]
  3. Top Scientists Tell Obama Tar Sands Should be Exploited, Support Civil Disobedience Against Keystone XL Tarsands Pipeline [Tar Sands Action]
  4. Denial Down Under With The Galileo Movement [Desmog Blog]
  5. Big political winner for Dems – Clean energy [Red, Green, and Blue]
  6. Huntsman: ‘Conservation Is Conservative’ [Think Progress]

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