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This is one video you don’t want to skip. Bookmark It

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I am so very, very shocked that they wouldn’t tell us exactly how much pollution was being pumped into the ground here: HARRISBURG — State environmental officials didn’t account for half the waste pumped into injection disposal wells last year, a comparison with federal data shows. The state’s injection wells took 330,000 barrels of waste […]

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that’s designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and to bolster the president’s claim that it’s safe to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The rule calls for tighter requirements on […]

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This lobbyist (I forget his name) used to be a big honkin’ deal in Greenpeace before he sold out to the chemical pollution industry: Bookmark It

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Remember when I compared the Fukushima situation to that old joke about “the cat’s on the roof”? Yes, I remember all the reasonable, rational, technically-employed menfolks (not here, over at the other site) explaining to me how irresponsible and crazy I was for saying this was what happened. But it did: The Tokyo Electric Power […]

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Wind energy accounts for less than 5 percent of America’s electricity usage, but other than hydroelectric dams, it’s the biggest source of renewable energy, accounting for 23 percent of new power production from last year. From Mother Jones: Some experts think wind could provide a fifth of the world’s energy by 2030. But wind in […]

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Yeah, I’d love to know how they made this happen: Bill Nye, the bow-tied erstwhile kids’ TV host, onetime dancer with the stars, and tireless champion of evolution and climate science, was never a virulent or wild-eyed critic of genetically modified crops. Back in 2005, he did a pretty nuanced episode of his TV show […]

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Another oil train crash

We need a better way to run the world than oil: GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena. According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River […]

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Not to piss on your enthusiasm or anything, but political insiders have told me they believe Obama will use the Keystone XL later in an attempt to bargain. I hope it’s not true, but look at how he justifies the veto: Because Congress tried to circumvent his authority. We’ll see: The Keystone bill cleared the […]

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