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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 [...]

My Proposal For The National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial

It’s an interesting idea, to memorialize one of the most embarrassing periods of American foreign policy and military history. What would this new war memorial look like? [...]

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. [...]

Max Baucus Took Big Money From Oil And Energy Before Voting Against Climate Action

Max Baucus is from Montana, a state where, because of global warming, all the glaciers in Glacier National Park are melting away. Senator Baucus ought to know how serious climate change has become, so why did Senator Baucus vote against legislation to create a restraint on carbon dioxide pollution? [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

The Obama Bait And Switch On Oil And Natural Gas

This week, Democrats have proclaimed that, after four years of inaction, President Barack Obama is finally ready to do something about the growing crisis of climate change. Their evidence: Obama talked about climate change in his State of the Union Address. Talk about climate change, of course, is something that we’ve seen plenty of times [...]

3 Years Ago, 5 Years Ago, 7 Years Ago: History Circles Back on Us

Some things change with the passage of time, but much remains the same.

Seven years ago today, President George W. Bush spoke before a national Boy Scout Jamboree, praising its practice of kicking out Boy Scouts when it finds out they are gay or don’t believe in God. This week, eagle scouts from across the [...]

New Sanctions Against Iran Smelling Very Oily

It’s not strictly true to say that the sanctions against Iran are not working. They’re working very well for the executives and wealthy investors whose fortunes are connected to the price of a barrel of oil. [...]

Obama Sued For Approval Of Oil Drilling Amid Endangered Whales

Four years ago, we blasted Sarah Palin for advocating oil drilling in the habitat of endangered beluga whales. Now, the Obama Administration has approved oil drilling in the habitat of those endangered whales. Are we supposed to look the other way, just because Obama is a Democrat? [...]

Oil And Oil Dispersant Found In Pelican Eggs Hatching In Minnesota

Pelicans in Minnesota are laying eggs contaminated with crude oil and the oil spill dispersant Corexit. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may still be spreading, up to the border with Canada now. [...]