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Gop Environmental Policy

Oblivious to Oblivion

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Scientists have moved the well-publicized Doomsday Clock from five minutes to three minutes before midnight (aka catastrophe), but the Republican majorities in Congress are not keeping time.

Agenda for the Ages

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

As the GOP takes control of Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he wants to set the stage for public acceptance of a Republican president in 2016. So what is the party's Capitol Hill agenda for achieving that objective?

Louie to the Rescue

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Maybe the Republicans will lose the majority. Maybe Gohmert will opt for a position on another committee. Or maybe his party will decide to skip the natural order. But be forewarned, America, Louie in charge of overseeing the nation's natural resources is -- gasp -- a distinct possibility.

Matt Damon: Star Power

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

What is the right wing really worried about? Perhaps they fear they won't prevail when these films pose a choice between industrial exploitation of the environment for maximum profit, regardless of the consequences, versus protecting the Earth's natural resources in perpetuity.

Obama's Best Choice

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

He should tackle climate change by pointing out that reforestation, greater fuel efficiency, and expansion of clean, renewable energy are cost-effective and environmentally beneficial remedies in their own right.

Who Are the Extremists?

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.27.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

The sad truth is that in the Republicans' "green" lexicon, the epithet "extremist" usually applies to those who cite health benefits in support of tough environmental laws that the GOP opposes at the behest of powerful business interests.