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Keystone XL Fork in the Road: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

there's a fork in this controversial pipeline system that has largely flown under the radar: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline, which serves as a literal fork in the road of the southern half of Keystone XL's route to Gulf Coast refineries.

West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

Tree Hugging Ain't the (Only) Reason Californians Endorsed Climate and Clean Energy (Prop. 23)

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Just after Labor Day, the race was tied, and with only ten days to go, the lead was barely in double digits. The ultimate 22-point defeat of Prop. 23 arose because of tremendous work by a broad coalition.

Litmus Test: California Voters to Determine Fate of Climate Change Bill

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

A number of regional agreements in the united States and Canada limit greenhouse gas emissions. What's stopping them from becoming national legislation? Corporate interests.

Mapping the Money and PR Behind Prop 23

Ryan Van Lenning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ryan Van Lenning

At least 92% of contributions being pumped into Prop 23 are from energy companies that would be regulated by the energy and climate legislation they are trying to overturn.

The Other California Ballot Horror

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Instead of polluters paying for the harm they cause, taxpayers will get stuck with the bill

Defeat Proposition 23

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Corporate polluters have successfully blocked climate legislation in the Senate, making it more important than ever to beat back the deceptive effort by Texas oil companies to kill California's clean energy initiative.

Jurassic Ballot: When Corporations Ruled the Earthrop 23

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

The oil dinosaurs want to win so badly in my home state because the nation often follows where California goes. Winning, however, depends on what happens when voters look at that deceptive label, "California Jobs Initiative," on their ballot.

Think Prop 23 Is Bad? So Is Prop 26

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

If you think Prop 23 is bad, check out Prop 26. This one has a lower profile, but could be just a terrible for the green economy.

NRDC Action Fund Recommends: NO on Propositions 23 and 26; YES on 21 and 25

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

On November 2nd, will we continue California's proud tradition of cutting edge clean technology and environmental leadership or slip backward toward greater reliance on dirty energy?

An Enemy of the People: Texas Money vs. Clean Air

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Burnett

Polls now show that opponents of California's anti-environment ballot initiative outnumber supporters by eleven points. But there are still many undecided voters and the barrage of polluter-funded deceptive ads is just starting.

Who's Paying for These Elections, Anyway?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Why are the Republicans going after clean energy so strongly, since polls consistently show tremendous public support for exactly that? Perhaps it's because, as the saying goes, "he who pays the piper calls the tune."

Standing Up Against the Oil Lobby, in California and Beyond

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Attacks from the oil lobby aren't over, and its reach is spreading. Critical federal laws like the Clean Air Act and state climate change laws must be defended, in California and beyond.

Texas Oil Price Gouging Behind Drive to Stop Greenhouse Gas Caps

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Court

Price gouging is apparently too profitable a gold rush to threaten with competition from a green-tech energy sector, which is why Valero is the principle funder behind California Proposition 23.

Why Do Texas Energy Companies Hate California?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Enron is gone, collapsed under the weight of their own greed and corruption. But it is clear that the fossil fuel pushers from Texas don't want to see California go into rehab.

Fighting Big Texas Oil in California

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Preeti Vissa

By strangling efforts to move away from oil and other dirty energy, California's Proposition 23 guarantees that our children will continue to breathe polluted air for decades.

More Bad Guys, More Investigations

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

With the mergers and acquisitions game heating up, the opportunities to beat the system with inside knowledge of non-publicly announced deals have become much greater.

Vets vs. Big Oil: Prop 23 in California

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The overwhelming majority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans not only see our dependence on oil as a security threat, but believe that we need to pass clean energy legislation.

Valero - because Enron is SO ten years ago

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

Valero, the Texas-based oil giant, continues to prove one thing: oil is dirty. The latest evidence spewing from its smoke stacks? Behind closed doors,...

5 Earth Day Actions You Can Take In 10 Minutes Flat

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

It's Earth Day and in addition to all of the other lists advising you to turn off the lights, get green power, and pay attention to what you are buyin...

Hey CA - Don't Get Fooled

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

The Dirty Energy Proposition (aka the California Jobs Initiative) blew by its self-imposed signature collection deadline last week. The campaign is w...

Fact: California Can Lead the Economic Recovery

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

AB 32, California's landmark climate legislation, will hold polluters accountable and require them to reduce air pollution. But an opposition force bought and paid for by Texas Big Oil is attempting to stop all this.

The Dirty Energy Proposition (Part I)

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

California lawmakers recognized that making the state a leader in clean tech was a win-win-win for the people, the economy, and the planet.

Rick Perry Signs Earth-Shattering Peace Treaty

Karie Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Karie Meltzer

Perry felt intense pressure from animal rights groups, the media and even domesticated dogs to make amends for shooting a coyote during one of his morning jogs in February.

New Study: AB32 Will Create 2 Million Jobs

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nathan Havey

A new report by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) was released last week that provides an updated analysis of the impact that AB32 will have on the economic growth of California.