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ANWR Revisited

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

There is a message for Alaska in the oil economy's slowdown, coupled with humanity's need to gradually move away from fossil fuels in order to combat global warming. Perhaps it's time for the state to start reducing its heavy reliance on oil production and instead diversify its economy.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influence ...

Obama plan to block ANWR development draws swift backlash from Alaska leaders

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its...

Obama To Propose Protecting 1.4 Million Acres Of U.S. Arctic Refuge

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

(Adds part of Arctic Ocean to be off limits, background) WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will propose prote...

Lt. Governor Candidate Says State Should 'Invade' Arctic Refuge

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, the mayor of Anchorage and a Republican primary candidate in the Alaska lieutenant governor's race, has a plan for the much-contested Ar...

The Things We Should Be Doing Anyway

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

In all of my studies into climate change solutions, I haven't found a single solution that doesn't have an additional positive benefit unrelated to climate change.

Open Up ANWR

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline was built more than 30 years ago, and at one time we were getting more than 2 million barrels a day out of it. Now that number has fallen almost 75 percent to about half a million barrels a day.

Trip to the Arctic Refuge Reveals How Far Oil Industry Will Go to Drill Pristine Landscapes

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have successfully beaten back every attempt to exploit the refuge, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. The oil and gas industry is still trying to claim these public lands.

Mark Zuckerberg's Flailing New Lobby Group Represents Everything That's Wrong With DC

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse' lobbying approach reflects the worst of DC-style politics: it's cynical, it's transactional, and it's predicated on using critically important social and ecological issues as pawns in a chess game. Worse for Mark Zuckerberg, it's ineffective.

Grassroots Advocacy at Its Best

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

The choice is ours. Do we want to continue to pollute the planet, kill ourselves and have no regard for anything wild, or will more people join the grassroots environmental movement and take a stand against corporations that put profits first?

Sassy Alaskan Lawmaker Says Central Park Should Be A Wildlife Refuge

Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

An Alaskan official-- irritated at pesky, state's-rights-hating lower-48ers attempting to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge...

15 Things That Even Liberals Should Be Willing To Admit

John Hawkins | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

Sometimes you have to wonder whether conservatives and liberals are just talking past each other. Do we really agree on more issues than we think?

When Despots and Bullies Run The Government (VIDEO)

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

A heated exchange between two Congressmen and a historian they didn't want to hear from shows what happens to democracy when knowledge is no longer the arbiter of what is true, but is simply another "way of knowing."

Sam Stein

Last Minute Oil Lobby Contributions To House Members Yield Results | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the month leading up to an early May vote over whether to expand oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and open the coastal waters of V...

Michael McAuliff

More U.S. Oil Drilling Won't Lower Gas Prices, Experts Say | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Republicans used the politically potent argument about the cost of gas Thursday to pass a bill expanding offshore oil and gas exploratio...

Restraint and Hope: Lessons From Lake Baikal and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

David B. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David B. Williams

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Baikal have come to symbolize not only primal, sacred wilderness but also the struggle over values and who controls natural resources.

The Sarah Palin Coloring Book!

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Stefan Sirucek

Countless articles, books and television shows have pondered the strange case of Sarah Palin, but finally someone's captured her in the right medium. ...

A Fabulous Christmas Present

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President Obama, save that lovely bearded man some work and be our Santa: turn the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into a national monument.

Green News Report: December 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy Birth...

On "Drill, Baby, Drill!"

Eyck Freymann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eyck Freymann

From both political and policy perspectives, the "drill, baby, drill" plan is a cheap tactic for short-term points masquerading as long-term planning.

Assassinating ANWR, and the Rule of Law

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

For non-scientists, this massive oil spill contains lots of intellectual complications. Apparently, scientists are not doing a whole lot better. Neither are engineers. Nor are lawyers.

Drill in the Gulf? No! Drill Into Detroit's Know-How

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

What do we do after BP fixes the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico -- days, weeks or months from now? We tell them what to do with the rest of their oil: Keep it in the ground.

Lisa Murkowski's Big Oil Love

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

Three Greenpeace activists were taken into custody after deploying a floating banner in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building in plain view of...

Santorum 2012 Run Against "Injurious" Obama Considered

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rick Santorum affirmed on an RNC conference call -- aimed at attacking Arlen Specter -- that he's considering a run for president in 2012 -- because, ...

Sarah Palin Spends Last Days As Governor Tweeting About Oil, ANWR And Bears

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The embattled soon-to-be-former Governor of Alaska has been implicated in an ethics violation concerning her use of a legal defense fund in the 19th s...