David Cameron, has repeatedly pledged to create the "greenest government ever," and now the country has adopted a new, ambitious goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, aiming by 2025 to slash them by half, compared with 1990.
With gasoline prices now north of $4 a gallon, and the summer driving season upon us, politicians have predictably resumed pandering to the oil industry and those who think we can drill our way back to cheaper energy.
You certainly wouldn't have expected Cameron's latest plan. He has decided to convert us to a new energy source that seems, in the U.S., to have released cancer-causing chemicals and radiation into the water supply.
Opening federal waters to drilling, while cutting governmental oversight and safety measures, is sort of like telling the designer of the Titanic to forget about the icebergs and just build more ships. Full speed ahead!
If there were any moment to end the subsidies, it is now. With gas prices playing jump rope with the $4/gallon mark, oil companies will soon be seeing the same kind of record profits that they saw in 2008.
The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon rig's demise over the one year since that tragedy have all pointed toward the corrupting influence of the same forces I experienced first hand working for the same company.
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.
In 2008, Tim DeChristopher bid $1.7 million for 22,000 acres of land that would have been used for oil and gas drilling. He did not have the funds. Last week, I had the chance to ask him about his upcoming trial.