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What’s Going On With Irregular Times?

You may have noticed that things have changed a bit here at Irregular Times today. The look of our web site has changed a bit, as has the content. So what’s going on?

As Jim explained earlier this month, we’ve been having problems with the company that bought out our previous hosting company. First, Jumpline [...]

36 Democrats Help Republicans Keep Oil Leaking Out Of The USA

This morning, I wrote about the vote by 18 (or 19) Democrats to help the Republicans give a special exemption from environmental protections just to the builders of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. This afternoon, I want to take note of an even larger group of Democrats who decided to turn their backs on the [...]

19 House Democrats Vote With GOP To Approve XL Pipeline For Crude Oil

The disaster of the oil spill from a pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas began just two months ago. 19 members of the U.S. House of Representatives seem to have forgotten that the environmental catastrophe ever took place, though. Last night, they voted along with every Republican member of the House to approve a special exemption from [...]

Gasoline Filled Barges Explode In Alabama

If the fossil fuels industry can’t guarantee safety in the calm and temperate waters of inland Alabama, why should we believe that they’ll be able to conduct safe and clean oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, or in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico? [...]

Lies and Half Truths From Obama About Oil And Gas

Not too long after Barack Obama received large amounts of undisclosed money for his inauguration parties from Chevron and Exxon, Obama’s State Department released a draft assessment claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline would have no environmental impact. Accurate economic and environmental assessments seem to have less influence on the approval of special waivers for the Keystone XL pipeline, however, than large gifts of money to Barack Obama. [...]

Arkansas Oil Spill Puts More Doubt On Safety Of XL Pipeline

The oil spill is estimated to have reached over 10,000 barrels in size so far, and the cleanup may take a long time indeed. [...]

Steve Daines Promises The Cleanest Filth

Steve Daines is a new member of Congress, having just won his first election four months ago, but already he has taken over $100,000 in payments from the fossil fuels industry. [...]

Robin Kelly Appears Unconcerned About Environmental Issues

Her disregard for environmental concerns on the campaign trail suggests that at best, Robin Kelly would have little to contribute on environmental issues. At worst, she may turn out to be another Democratic politician who is willing to support the fossil fuel industry’s polluting “All Of The Above” policy of continuing the drilling for and burning of methane and crude oil. [...]

Obama Nominates Fossil Fuel Funded Ernest Moniz to Energy

Barack Obama’s selection of Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy suggests that his idealistic comments about fighting climate change, in the State of the Union Address and his inaugural speech this year, were just more empty promises. [...]

Another Oil Spill In the Gulf Of Mexico

They’ve closed the oyster beds in coastal Louisiana again. Once again, the cause is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Companies that drill for oil routinely leave their old oil wells in place, putting a cap on the top and then walking away. One of these inactive well heads started spewing oil into [...]

Our Lady Of The Department Of Water And Power

The American equivalent of Chartres:

There are no stone statues or secret ancient pagan altars, but I understand that the windows of the nearby houses are stained.