Did you hear about the big BP oil spill in the Gulf that happened this summer? Of course you did, but how much have you heard about the Gulf coast … [Read full article]
This is a special guest post by EatDrinkBetter editor Becky Striepe. Food Democracy Now sent out an urgent alert yesterday regarding protecting family farms from catastrophic federal legislation: The Senate … [Read full article]
In the wake of large ground gained by Republicans in the United States Congress, hundreds of scientists are mobilizing to speak out on climate change in an effort to provide … [Read full article]
In a quick response to the newest oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, some environmental organizations have reiterated what they’ve been saying for a long time, and have sent … [Read full article]
Nuclear energy experts warning that proposed deregulation of the nuclear energy industry could result in a nuclear-style BP oil spill disaster. [social_buttons] Just as deregulation of the oil industry was … [Read full article]
Senate rejects “Dirty Air Act”, votes “no”. Reportedly, the Senate has just made one of the biggest environmental or climate change decisions of the year and voted against Senator Lisa … [Read full article]
Take action below and tell your Senators that you don’t want to pay for BP’s oil spill. [social_buttons] This is hard to believe, to be honest, even considering who it … [Read full article]
Much has been said in opposition to the cap and trade climate legislation that is currently on the Senate’s plate. Opponents have argued repeatedly that the legislation will do nothing but increase the cost of energy, which will force companies send jobs over seas, where labor is cheaper, in order to keep up with production demands. Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) even went as far as to call the Waxman-Markey Bill “a pig in a poke.”
The climate bill that was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month is getting wide support and attention. However, activist groups who have taken a closer look at … [Read full article]
According to Missouri Senator Kit Bond (R) the cap and trade Waxman-Markey Bill “is really a pig in a poke.” That’s what he told the committee on Tuesday, anyway. Given the opportunity to speak in front of a committee on the financial impacts that the climate bill would have on farmers, Senator Bond wasted no time calling the bill a hoax.
With the historic passage of climate legislation through the House of Representatives, many concerns have trickled forth. Does the climate legislation do enough? Will it even work? Does it have the right aim? With the issuance of similar concerns have come proposed solutions and substitutions. The republicans have proposed that 100 nuclear power plants be built by 2030 in place of the proposed cap-and-trade climate bill. I’ve recently written two articles on the republican “solution” to both the climate and economic crises. And today I’m writing more.
I was reading some recent headlines about Yucca Mountain, claiming the federal government will face heavy penalties and judgments if the project isn’t finished. Read beyond the headlines my friends, … [Read full article]