By many standards, Barack Obama has been the greenest President in our lifetime. Sure, he still has lots to do, and in his State of the Union address (full text and video at this link) he talked about that last nigth. He said he won’t back down from sensible environmental regulation; he’s committed do moving forward […]
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As you prepare for your day of Thanksgiving – and we do have lots to be thankful for – here are a few ideas that the Earth will thank you for. Top 10 ways to green your Thanksgiving (via Red Green & Blue)
What would it be like to live in a world without trees? Taylor Swift and Zac Efron find out in the new animated feature of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. […]
Politico has a story up about how unhappy big-money donors on Wall Street are with President Obama. He’s taking the side of the smelly Occupy Wall Streeters and saying mean things about his nice, responsible banker friends! They may just close their checkbooks and stay home, or worse, give all their money to Mitt.
But as I read the article, it struck me that Politico had totally missed the real story here – that these whiney Wallstreeters had purchased themselves a government for a spectacularly tiny sum.
By now just about everyone in the country must know that 23 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were arrested Saturday in Manhattan when they attempted to close their Citibank accounts. Their crime: they talked about it too much. (See our previous article, DON’T close your Citibank account today. They’re arresting people.)
All of these gains are being put in peril by the energetic efforts of the Canadian tar sands lobby in the United States. According to the Council, uncertainty in tax policy, pollution restrictions and performance standards are putting future clean energy jobs at risk. Tar sands interests in Alberta and Canada are actively promoting this uncertainty in Washington DC, state governments and municipalities. The tar sands industry sees the emerging U.S. clean energy industry as a threat to its biggest market and is doing everything in its power to undermine it.
In a crossover protest with members of Occupy Wall Street/Occupy DC – one which also had a very practical goal – climate activists demonstrating against the tar-sands oil pipeline camped out overnight for 14 hours in front of the State Department building.
A number of actions are occurring tonight: In Boston, police raided the Occupy Boston camp #2, arrested about 100 people, beat Veterans for Peace, and destroyed all of the occupiers’ property — unlike in San Francisco, where tents and possessions were loaded in vans and returned the next day, the Boston Police loaded everything in garbage trucks and crushed them.