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Why I'm Supporting President Obama

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years.

Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On The Environment?

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green

The issue: Everyone wants clean air and water. But people also want to drive their cars whenever they want and light up a room by flipp...

The Worst of Times

Edward Flattau | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

You don't hear many Republicans praise the drop in the unemployment rate below eight percent. Why couldn't they give the American economy credit where credit was due?

Democratic Platform Tackles Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green

As the final weeks of the 2012 presidential campaign unfold, one of the starkest contrasts between the recently released Democratic and Republican par...

Mitt Romney Slams Obama For Wanting To Heal The Planet And Fight Ocean Rise

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Green

Perhaps it seems obvious that if you care about your family's future, you must also care about the planet your children will inhabit. Yet critics ...

Which Presidential Candidate Would Be Better on the Environment?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Which presidential candidate would be better for the environment? In short, we have one that finds it a non-issue, and we have one that feels it's an important one.

Our Favorite Green Quotes (SUBMIT YOUR OWN)

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" The above quote comes from Henry David Thoreau, an American transc...

Could Summer's Devastation Provoke Environmental Action?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Maybe this summer of devastation -- drought along the Mississippi, severe heat across the Midwest and fires in Colorado -- can awaken citizens to the inequities of climate change.

Risking GOP Backlash, Obama Admin Proposing New Air Quality Standards

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — In a step that officials said would save lives, the Obama administration on Friday announced new air quality standards intended to ...

Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors, Part 2

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

I certainly believe we come from apes, but I also would like to believe we have evolved beyond that. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama all know better. How might our human history be different if they had taken up arms?

Obama: Further Steps Needed 'To Deal With Climate Change In A Serious Way'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

"We're going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way," President Obama declared in a recent Rolling Stone interview...

Why the Sierra Club Is Endorsing President Obama

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In the battle for our nation's future, President Obama has stood on the side of health, prosperity, and progress for all American families and against the greed of corporate polluters.

The Climate Post: Obama Moves Ahead With Oil Sanctions as Gas Prices Climb

Jan Mazurek | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Jan Mazurek

Oil prices have climbed this year amid lingering tensions with Iran, with the price of gas now averaging around $3.92 a gallon -- and experts are warning more increases are on the way. Back home in their districts, legislators are using oil prices to fuel campaign rhetoric.

Capitalists and Environmentalists Agree: Green Innovation Rocks

Neil Wagner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Hey, if major corporations, climate-denying vice chairmen, and Fox News can all wrap their arms around green technology, maybe our environment has a chance after all.

EPA To Reduce New Power Plants' Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, igno...

Not Quite 'President Algae'

AP | BETH FOUHY and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

NEW YORK — Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a gift to environmentalists. Newt Gin...

WATCH: The LA River Welcomes You

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Did you know the LA river features bike paths, kayaking, equestrian communities and varied bird life? Even though it's concrete, the river is a natura...

A Twitter Discussion About Green Issues And State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

How will environmentalists and green energy advocates respond to President Obama's 2012 State of the Union on Tuesday night? While Obama's focus m...

Obama Administration Boosts Renewables On Both Coasts

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration moved Tuesday to boost renewable energy on both coasts, approving onshore solar and wind farms in the West and ...

EPA Chief Wanted Stricter Smog Standards

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency had wanted to set a stricter limit on the main ingredient in smog to better protect chil...

Lynne Peeples

Retreat On Ozone Legislation Leaves Standard Based on 14-Year-Old Science | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green

"Ridiculous." "Illegal." "Dangerous." President Barack Obama's decision to shelve a proposed tightening of ozone standards has prompted a deluge of an...

President Obama Announces Deal To Boost Fuel Economy, Some Environmentalists Unsatisfied

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO and TOM KRISHER | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ushering in the largest decrease in auto fuel consumption since the 1970s, President Barack Obama and automobile manufacturers Frid...

As Government Fails to Protect Endangered Species, One Grassroots Program Quietly Succeeds

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

Much to the chagrin of the conservation community, President Obama has not turned out to be a strong environmentalist or defender of vanishing species.

Obama Targets 'Climate Change Deniers In Congress'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green

At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on Wednesday night in San Francisco, President Barack Obama called out climate change-deniers in Congres...

For Young Environmental Activists, Obama's Now The One To Pressure

Tribune | Peter Nicholas | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

Thousands of college students and idealistic young voters came in this weekend to learn organizing techniques aimed at pushing the country toward rene...