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Let’s just burn the whole damn thing! Fuck it, we’ll figure out what to do later: It’s not possible to listen to petroleum industry executives defending their reckless extraction of oil without feeling that we are living in an age of madness. In a recent private conversation under the Chatham House rule, one of the […]

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I had some idea this was happening (my niece is a marine biologist and she’s been telling me for years we’re overfishing the oceans) and friends who went scuba diving in Belize talked about how their world-famous coral is dying off. But when you see it all collected in one piece, it’s so obvious that […]

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You ever see big bugs when you flip them onto their backs and their legs flail frantically? That’s how the Republicans will act when we stop the Keystone pipeline: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on CBS’s Face The Nation that Senate Democrats have enough votes to sustain the widely expected veto that President Obama will […]

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That’s how long each congress critter will get to debate the TPP. The holidays are over and it’s back to our depressing work as citizens. We need to stop this trade agreement: Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida told Acronym TV’s Dennis Trainor that the United States did not go to war in Syria in September […]

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I’m never happier than when a chemical polluter gets indicted: Charleston, WV – Gary Southern, President of Freedom Industries during the January 2014 MCHM spill into the Elk River, is facing charges of bankruptcy fraud, lying under oath and wire fraud. According to the criminal complaint filed in federal court in Charleston, Southern lied under […]

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I love this pope. That is all: Pope Francis has declared it his mission to take on climate change in 2015, through a series of speeches, summit appearances and a rare call-to-arms for the world’s Catholics. According to Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, the chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope wants to have […]

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We don’t see this happen too often, we should pay attention: CHARLESTON, WV –Four owners and managers of Freedom Industries have been indicted and charged with federal violations of the Clean Water Act for failing to operate the company in an environmentally sound manner, resulting in the chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of […]

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No one really gives a shit about ordinary people’s concerns anymore: (Reuters) – For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. In at least a handful of places, the […]

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Painfully stupid and venal, considering this is the state at immediate risk of being underwater. Oh well! TALLAHASSEE — State regulators on Tuesday approved proposals to gut Florida’s energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent and to terminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015, giving the investor-owned utilities virtually everything they wanted. After […]

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Senate vote on Keystone XL. Bookmark It

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