House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto

November 17, 2014 by  
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Despite the disapproval of President Barack Obama, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of letting the Keystone XL Pipeline project go ahead. The Keystone XL would pump oil from the Tar Sands in Canada’s north to refineries and ports on the U.S. Gulf Coast, and has been under review by the State Department for six years now – as those in favor tried to get it passed and those opposed work to keep the pipeline from happening. Read the rest of House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: approval , Canada oil , Canada tar sands , CO2 emissions , global warming , keystone , Keystone XL Pipeline , obama , pipeline , president , protest , public petition , senate , signatures , Veto , white house

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Can Victory Bonds open a new front for clean energy?

August 27, 2012 by  
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A new bill in the House of Representatives aims to provide more reliable funding to renewable energy.

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How truck overhauls are saving Staples, UPS carbon and cash

August 27, 2012 by  
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Corporations are cutting transportation costs and capping emissions by making changes, both small and large, to their truck fleets.  

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The Occupy Everywhere Campaign Cannot Be Ignored

October 12, 2011 by  
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The whole thing started in July as a stunt by Vancouver culture jammers Adbusters, the people who invented Buy Nothing Day . ” Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices….. we demand that Barack Obama ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington. It’s time for DEMOCRACY NOT CORPORATOCRACY, we’re doomed without it.” But it has taken on a life of its own…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Castoro Cellars: Damn Fine Eco-Friendly Wine

October 12, 2011 by  
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Photos via Castoro Cellars Castoro Cellars , founded by the husband and wife team of Niels and Bimmer Udsen in 1983, is one of Paso Robles’ oldest wineries. What started out as just a few barrels in some rented space has grown into a 25,000-case operation. And it’s all been under one simple mission: dam fine wine!… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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An Assault on the Clean Water Act

July 15, 2011 by  
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Sewage-choked Fountain Creek empties into the clear waters of the Arkansas River in Pueblo, Colorado. Photo by Ross Vincent, Sierra Club. The Sierra Club has long had activists in Washington, DC, working to enact laws and policies that will protect our air, land, and water. So while I had been thinking that the Republicans (and some Democrats) in the House of Representatives seemed particularly aggressive about attacking the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies and policies to repeal environmental laws, this quote fr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Shill, Baby, Shill: Big Oil Still Getting Big Tax Breaks

May 6, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: tsuda via Flickr/ Creative Commons Yesterday I watched the U.S. House of Representatives shill for Big Oil again by passing a bill allowing more drilling in our waters with less oversight and accountability. At the same time, House leadership blocked a vote to end billions of dollars in government tax breaks for the industry.

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Election 2010: What it Means for Climate, Clean Energy & Green

November 3, 2010 by  
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Photo: Reuters The results from the 2010 midterm elections are just about all in, and surprises are few and far between. As expected, the GOP swept back into power in the House of Representatives, taking at least 60 seats so far

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A Call for 1 Million Climate Pros to Rally at National Mall

October 8, 2010 by  
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The ultimate nightmare for Congress is an angry mob with money. Yet, the renewable energy industry has so far failed to use its economic might, and its anger over failed U.S. energy policy, to convince policymakers that renewable energy is the economic pillar of future U.S.

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U.S. Reps Introduce E-Waste Export Ban Legislation

October 1, 2010 by  
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The bill from Representatives Gene Green and Mike Thompson will prohibit the export of all electronic waste to developing nations.

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