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In the Clean Energy Race, Jobs Can Stay in America

There has been a lot of talk these days about the prospect of China outpacing America in the clean energy race.

Hope for an Effective “Great Lakes Action Plan”

The very able and impressive Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, chose this Sunday morning to issue a 5 year “Action Plan” to restore and protect the Great Lakes.  The EPA announcement assured us that the “Action Plan” is not “intended to be another grand s

Stepping Backward Is Not A "Way Forward" For Protecting Whales At The IWC

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) today released a report by the Chair of a small subcommittee charged with negotiating a compromise on a “way forward” for the IWC.  There is much discussion in the report about conservation, science, monitoring, governance, and yet-undetermined whal

Live on tape: the dangerous noise emitted by natural gas compressor stations in neighborhoods

As I mentioned in a previous post, it's the season for film awards, so I am posting my nominees for some of the most compelling oil and gas pollution videos. Words cannot do justice to the environmental harm that is evident in these images.

U.S. Wind Energy Potential Triples

When the fossil fool crowd clamors for a so-called "all of the above" energy strategy, they don't literally mean it.   But rather than "drill, baby, drill" we absolutely should be tapping the endless supply of clean, renewable energy rather than relying on the dirty fuels found in t