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Stop The Keystone XL (Petition)

July 19th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

By Tom Steyer Battle lines are being drawn. Foreign oil company TransCanada is spending millions of dollars trying to convince US policy [&hellip

Other Cleantech & Climate News

January 22nd, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

Beyond solar and EV news, here are some more cleantech and climate news & views from around the interwebs: Renewables [&hellip

Harry Reid Slams Tar Sands Pipeline ($$ Better Spent on Clean Energy)

October 24th, 2011 | by Stephen Lacey

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is weighing in on Keystone XL, the controversial 1,700 mile pipeline that would bring carbon-intensive crude across the U.S. from Alberta’s tar sands to refineries in the Gulf Coast. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this month, Reid expressed concerns about the environmental impact of the project

Who Controls the Media? Solyndra vs Tar Sands Corruption Coverage

October 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Media Matters does a wonderful job of tracking what the media is talking about (or not). It recently showed the whoppingly warped media coverage of Solyndra compared to government corruption related to the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and a shocking military contracting waste and fraud report. Here are a few of their graphs on these topics

Tom Friedman Tears into Our Economic System, US Citizens, “Climategate,” & Obama at Greenbuild 2011

October 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Noted author and New York Times Columnist Tom Friedman tore into Obama at this year's Greenbuild Conference in Toronto for some of his environmental and clean energy failures. He's not the first to do so -- Al Gore has, Rolling Stone has, Joe Romm of the blog Climate Progress has, Bill McKibben of 350.org has, and numerous environmental organizations have. I don't think any of them would say that Obama hasn't done more than any Republican president at this time would do. But they have all expressed their great frustration at Obama's lack of leadership and a number of big, sort of shocking failures (i.e. opening up Wyoming to massive coal mining, dropping strong smog standards, opening the Arctic up to oil drilling)

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