The Obama administration's decision to open 167 million acres of pristine ocean to drilling is poor policy. It threatens our coastal communities while perpetuating our dependence on dirty fossil fuels.
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Plug-in hybrid vehicles like the forthcoming Chevy Volt will pollute less than "traditional" hybrids like the Toyota Prius, but only in areas where coal plants supply less than 50% of the power mix.
Obama is clearly one for two on this week's energy announcements. Increased fuel efficiency standards are a genuine advancement, but the President could have, and needs to, do better.
I do not support President Obama's decision to open vast areas of our oceans to offshore drilling. Expanding offshore drilling will take us backward, not forward.
My hope is that Obama will not sign on to any joint statements that will help Harper ramp up tar sands production -- a process that accelerates global warming and denudes Canada's great boreal forest.
The Environmental Protection Agency is putting the federal seal of approval on California's leadership in cleaning up global warming pollution from our cars, SUVs, pickups, and minivans.
NRDC and other environmental groups have long called for federal regulations of global warming emissions from cars. But it is heartening to see the auto industry finally back such an effort as well.
This Thursday, we'll be delivering photos of folks from around the country, holding car keys (or bike lock keys or even just your house keys), and saying, "EPA is the key to cleaner cars."
Four years ago, when I turned 50, I got a new car. Suddenly, I turned over a new leaf and, for the first time since I got my driver's license, cleaned up my act.
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