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Oil Found, Anger Fueled, Action for Sure

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

As I sat in a boat in the Gulf, surrounded on all sides by oil-tainted seas, the shear scale of the underwater oil leak hit me. At first I was heartbroken, but then I got mad. How could we have allowed this to happen?

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.

It's Time for the Senate to Act Responsibly

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

If it's Congress' responsibility to decide America's climate policy, then it's time for the Senate to act responsibly. Talk is cheap. It's time for action.

Deforestation Reductions Could Save US Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters $220 Billion

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

America's farmers, foresters, workers, environmental groups, and key companies understand how important stopping deforestation is. It's time for the Senate to listen and invest.

Every Day We Delay...

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, en...

Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy.

Halting Tropical Deforestation Is in the US Interest -- Just Ask US Farmers and Ranchers

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Slowing the loss of tropical forests, which contributes up to 17% of the world's global warming pollution, is not only good global warming policy, but is also in the interest of U.S. farmers, ranchers, and foresters.

Senate Climate and Energy Bill Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

In the quest for 60 votes for climate and energy legislation, one essential group is a manufacturing caucus of about a dozen Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Veterans on a Mission: Pass a Strong Climate Bill

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

There are lots of good reasons to pass the climate bill, like reducing global warming and boosting the economy. But a lesser known reason is that it will also bolster our nation's security.