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Oil Independence

Canada's Tar Sands: All Dressed up and No Place to Go?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Alberta's tar sands lobbyists must be earning a fortune these days. So much dirty oil, and so few pathways to market. And those who think it's only a matter of time until Canada bullies its way to victory might be in for a surprise.

Dreams of Independence

Martin Adams | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Martin Adams

Whatever the hype in the U.S. about oil self-sufficiency and its benefits to energy security, America is a long way from achieving oil independence -- let alone energy independence.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Former Keystone Pipeline Inspector Says Construction Shortcuts Are Tied To Leaks | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

Michael Klink, a 59-year-old civil engineer from Auburn, In., says he reported a litany of problems when he was working as a construction inspector at...

How To Have An Oil-Free Garden

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Cristina Santiestevan of Organic Gardening Magazine: The disastrous BP oil spill reminded the world that drilling comes with a heavy cost. But...

Is It Time for an Oil Tax?

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Blodget

What really screws the economy is not high oil prices, it's the yo-yoing of prices. A gas tax, phased in over several years, would gradually increase prices at the pump to make alternatives relatively more affordable.

We Won't Accept More Poison For Less Carbon

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The American people deserve a climate and energy bill that not only improves air quality, but also creates jobs that will help pull the economy out of recession. The current bill is in danger of doing neither.

Independence Day -- Better Late Than Never

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Eleven days later, I'm ready to trot out the red, white and blue -- thanks to Oregon's Jeff Merkley and three other U.S. senators, we finally have a proposal that can lead us to an All-American Transportation System.

Our Fight for American Independence

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

This weekend, we celebrate America's independence. But as BP's oil spill reminds us, a force just as powerful has our country under its thumb: dependence on fossil fuels. Once again, we must fight for independence.

Will Obama Do More to Move Us Beyond Petroleum Than Previous Presidents?

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

As November draws closer, Members of Congress will be tempted to take the easy way out, by passing a bill that does little. The president, and the public, must not allow them to get away with that this time.

Let's Stop Debating Global Warming and Start Convincing People to Solve It

Josh Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorfman

It's simple: if green choices help us save money, look cool, get more dates or improve our children's chances of getting into a great college, then people are far more likely to embrace them.

Why John McCain May Have More Green Staying Power

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Gal Luft is the most hated man in Riyadh, Detroit, and Des Moines, according to Esquire Magazine who's voted him as one of America's brightest in 2007...