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House of Representatives Defends Big Government Spending On Fossil Fuels

Jackie Speier introduced an amendment to H.R. 2609 that would have saved money by taking 30 million dollars in extra government payments to oil, gas, and coal corporations. [...]

Adjusting for Inflation, Gas Prices are Lower now than at the Bush administration’s Peak

Who advised the Republican Party to argue that they should be put back in charge of the White House because gas prices are high?

Gas prices are undoubtedly high, but as the Washington Post documents, when you adjust for inflation the real cost of gasoline was higher in June 2008, when George W. Bush [...]

Green Party Senate Candidacy Literally Killed Off By an SUV. What Can You Do?

This should be talked about more than it will be.

Maryland Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate Natasha Pettigrew was killed today. She wasn’t walking her talk: she was riding it, riding her bicycle as a means of transportation. She was hit and killed by a massive sport utility vehicle driven by someone who [...]

Cash for Chunkers: 2010 Toyota Tundra V6 on the Dole

President Barack Obama, July 31 2009:

“Now, one of the steps we’ve taken to boost our economy is an initiative known as ‘Cash for Clunkers.’ Basically, this allows folks to trade in their older, less fuel-efficient cars for credits that go towards buying fewer, more — newer, more fuel-efficient cars. This gives consumers a break, [...]

Sex, Drugs and Bribery in Oil Drilling Leases Should Stop Congress

It would be foolish for Congress to pass legislation authorizing expanded drilling before the bribery and other crimes are fully investigated… Foolish, or simply corrupt. [...]