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Earth Activism: What We Don't Want

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The EPA is under attack from the Republicans, and we must fight to protect the very agency that works to protect public and ecological health in America. Is this a private fight or can anyone get in it? Earth activism is a public fight.

Who Wants to Cash in on Gutting the Clean Air Act?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.

Dirty Air Extremism in Congress

David Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Hawkins

Thousands of other scientists have concluded that global warming pollution threatens our health and welfare. And Congress responds, "No it doesn't, and we have the votes to prove it!"

From Toilet to Planet: A Brief Journey of Survival

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Wherever you may live, think of your part of the hemisphere as a bowl, but instead of looking inside as one student did in his toilet bowl, look outside, up toward the sky and think, what have we dumped there?

Revisiting (Not Revising) History: The Reagan-Bush Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

When it comes to energy, many would agree we're in a pickle. And while some would have it otherwise, climate change must be part of that debate. Just don't allow nostalgia for the Gipper to seduce us.

GOP House Energy Chairman: Climate Change Not Man-Made

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the new chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, revealed in an interview that although he does believe that the c...

10 Need-to-Know Facts About Fred Upton

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Though in the past he's been an environmental advocate part of the time, Chairman Fred Upton's actions indicate that he puts polluter interests ahead of the public interest.

Keeping Our Air Clean Puts Americans to Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We can have economic growth without stinking up our communities. We can generate jobs without making workers breathe in air that causes cancer, asthma, and cardiac disease.

Extreme Weather Report From Home: The Thong Will Drop

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

I wanted to share a report from my home town, Santa Fe in New Mexico, where temperatures have not only been extreme this past year, but record setting on both ends of the spectrum.

The Curious Case of Fred Upton

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Fred Upton is the Republican congressman who used to have interesting ideas about fighting climate change. But then he ran for chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Rep. Waxman Presses for Inquiry on Global Warming Denier Pat Michaels

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

Today, Rep. Henry Waxman sent a letter to Rep. Fred Upton seeking to pull career global warming denier Pat Michaels in for questioning. We look forward to seeing Upton's response.

Six Months Past the Kalamazoo River Spill: Failing Pipelines and the Great Lakes

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Remembrance of the Kalamazoo River spill is a good place to start our re-evaluation of infrastructure policies and begin the task of genuine renewal.

Energy Chairman Upton Turns His Back on Health Protections Americans Value

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Rep. Fred Upton has launched an all-out attack on the government's ability to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution.

Fred Upton: Big Oil Brown-Noser?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Despite advocating for environmental causes in the past, Fred Upton's actions in recent months indicate that his legacy will be that of a person that puts polluter interests ahead of the public.

Clean Air Act: Wrong Tool for Controlling Global Warming

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Congress must amend the Clean Air Act now. Otherwise, problems of ecology, sustainability, and economics will be solved with tools meant to control toxic pollutants

House Rhetoricians vs. Santa's Reindeers

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Reindeer are dying in large numbers all across the Arctic. If the actions of the House Rhetoricians are allowed to play out this year, Rudolph won't be here much longer to carry Santa around the globe.

Size Matters: The GOP & Health Care

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

2011-01-18-l.jpgTo help folks see beyond the rhetoric, here's a chart that tells the truth about health care reform.

Sam Stein

Key House GOPer: We'll Repeal Individual Mandate If We Can't Get Whole Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the incoming chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, whetted conservative appetites early in the year whe...

Down on Upton: Michigan Energy News Undercuts Rep's Rap

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Henderson

Representative Upton should look at what is actually happening in his state and see that clean energy investments are creating jobs, renewing the economy, and helping his constituents.

Weekly Mulch: With D.C. in GOP Hands, Environmentalists Must 'Fight Harder'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two year...

GOP Climate Change Deniers Running For House Energy Committee

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post from Democ...

We Can All Learn a Lesson From the EPA

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

On December 23, 2010, the Thursday before Christmas, EPA gave utilities and refineries a special Christmas gift. EPA announced it was going forward w...

Green News Report: January 4, 2011 (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: Snow-mage...

Fred Upton Vows To Fight Obama Plan For Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is promising a fight over the Obama administration's new approach on limiting greenho...

Sam Stein

Key House Republican: We Might Have Veto-Proof Majority For Repealing Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW HAVEN -- Incoming House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) predicted on Sunday that House Republicans would not only have...