Bernie Sanders’ climate bill would ban fossil fuel extraction on federal land

November 5, 2015 by  
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Bernie Sanders is taking on President Barack Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy . The Democratic presidential candidate and Independent Senator from Vermont on Wednesday co-introduced a climate bill , called the “Keep It In The Ground Act,” that would ban all new federal leases for oil, gas or coal extraction on public lands and waters and terminate leases that aren’t producing. The legislation would also prohibit  offshore drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic. The Obama Administration has been criticized by environmental groups for previously approving offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic, which they argue goes against the president’s pledge to take action against global warming. Last month the president reversed course and blocked new oil drilling in the Arctic. Read the rest of Bernie Sanders’ climate bill would ban fossil fuel extraction on federal land

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Which Republican Candidates Could Become Pawns In The Last Great Carbon Fuel Gambit?

August 17, 2011 by  
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Conflict (Chess II) Image & caption credits: Flickr , Cristian V. ‘Gambit’ gets used diffusely. A Gambit is a chess opening in which a player sacrifices a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position. So a political analogy is what I intend. With renewable energy approaching the crossover point – a place from which it could successfully compete in electricity markets – carbon-based fuel suppliers needed a gambit to hold onto their markets. They found one in the Republican Party. Sacrificial lambs may s… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rep. Boehner, The Election, and Guessing What’s Next For Climate and Energy Action

November 3, 2010 by  
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photo via associated press Everyone is trying to read the tea leaves to figure out what’s going to happen to climate and energy legislation now that Rep. John Boehner is the Speaker-in-waiting.

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PM Auto Excellence Award for Fuel Economy Goes to Ford Fiesta

November 3, 2010 by  
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Photo: Ford Quality Small Cars Aren’t Just for Europeans and Asians Like car model years, Popular Mechanics is one year ahead with its Auto Excellence Awards. The 2011 prize winners have been announced, and in the “fuel efficiency” category the winner is the Ford Fiesta. They explain their choice by saying that “just about anybody can make a car fuel efficient with the aid of an electric motor, a generator or two and a few hundred lithium batteries” (not that it’s as easy to do that as they make it sound, ask Chrysler) but that to make an inexpensive hi…

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What To Do If Worried About Climate Change?

October 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Inhabitat.com Help get out the vote , is what you want to do. Writing blog posts and messing with social media are insufficient.

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Shop Celebrity Closets for Charity, Swap/Borrow ‘Recycled Luxury’ Clothing at I-ELLA

October 2, 2010 by  
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Swap your clothing in accessories or shop celebrity closets at I-ELLA. Image courtesy of I-ELLA. From the once-in-a-lifetime dress collecting dust in your closet to the just-a-tad-too-small Melissa shoes your boyfriend bought you, new online fashion marketplace I-ELLA offers users the option to buy, borrow, swap, sell, and/or lend their way to a carefully edited closet.

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How Can President Obama Cut Carbon Emissions Without a Climate Bill?

August 5, 2010 by  
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photo: Beth Rankin via flickr With Congress still not able to get out of its own way and actually move forward any legislation with the word ‘climate’ in it, what options does President Obama have to make good on his oft-stated commitments to make reductions in greenhouse gas emissions? Leaving aside the EPA mandating carbon emission reductions (remember it’s now officially a pollutant), over at

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Final Thoughts on a Dead Climate Bill

July 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via the Guardian I know I’ve ranted and raved a fair amount about the ignominious death of comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation . But lest we all head into our weekends wholly downtrodden and helpless-feeling, a few more words need to be uttered before the casket is lowered into the ground for good (am I getting carried away with this metaphor, here?). Here are some important final thoughts on the demise of the climate bill — and where we can and should go from here

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Democrats Walk Away from Climate Bill

July 22, 2010 by  
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Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up trying to pass a climate bill before their August recess that would have capped greenhouse gas emissions, citing a lack of time and Republican support.

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Out of Touch? McCaskill Seems To Think The Climate Can Wait 50 Years

July 16, 2010 by  
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photo vis flickr The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last month released data that shows that this June was the hottest on record and that we just finished th…

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