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Entries by Erich Pica from 04/2010

Obama on Energy: Two Steps Forward, One Big Step Back

| Posted 04.05.2010 | Green

The Obama administration's decision to open 167 million acres of pristine ocean to drilling is poor policy. It threatens our coastal communities while perpetuating our dependence on dirty fossil fuels.

World Bank Awards $3.75 Billion to Coal Company in South Africa

| Posted 04.14.2010 | World

What would you do with $3.75 billion -- that is, if you had to use it to fund a project that alleviates poverty and mitigates climate change, and not to, say, purchase a personal tropical island?

Difficult Questions in the Wake of a Coal Tragedy

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Green

Instead of clinging to the status quo, West Virginia's elected officials must use this tragedy as an opportunity to ask difficult questions about the future of coal in West Virginia. Here are some of mine.

Earth Day™ -- Tastes Great, Less Filling

| Posted 04.23.2010 | Huffington Post

On Earth Day, President Obama asked us to remember Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day. But as Nelson himself admitted, he wasn't the on...

Time for a Do-Over on Clean Energy Legislation

| Posted 04.28.2010 | Green

Senator Kerry and Senator Lieberman are telling everybody who has a microphone that their climate bill isn't dead. But their aggressive reassurances are misplaced energy.