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The Gulf’s Exploding Platform Underscores Week of Menace and Surprise, Climate Action Hotline 9.2.10

The Gulf’s Exploding Platform Underscores Week of Menace and Surprise, Climate Action Hotline 9.2.10

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

September 2, 2010 The Gulf’s Exploding Platform Underscores Week of Menace and Surprise Just a day after oil companies sponsored the first of seven rallies to protest the Obama administration’s moratorium on new offshore exploration, another oil platform exploded off the Louisiana coast. Initial news reports said one person was injured and 13 people were […]

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Attacks on Climate Science Connected to New Era of Hydrocarbon Development, Climate Action Hotline 8.20.10

Attacks on Climate Science Connected to New Era of Hydrocarbon Development, Climate Action Hotline 8.20.10

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

August 20, 2010 Attacks on Climate Science Connected to New Era of Hydrocarbon Development There’s nothing polite about the House and Senate campaigns that attack directly the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring and man-made carbon emissions are its primary cause. It doesn’t matter that independent scientific panels uniformly concluded that the emails stolen […]

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A Vow Not To Go Away on Climate Legislation: Climate Action Hotline July 23

A Vow Not To Go Away on Climate Legislation: Climate Action Hotline July 23

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

July 23, 2010 No sooner had Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Thursday that climate measures would be dropped from a new and much more narrowly focused energy bill than the finger pointing began. Democrats blamed Republican resistance. Republicans countered that not even enough Democrats were wedded to cuts in carbon emissions.  Climate advocates […]

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“Pollution” Is In: Climate Action Hotline, July 15

“Pollution” Is In: Climate Action Hotline, July 15

July 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

July 15, 2010 On Tuesday, during a brief meeting with reporters, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he’d been working with senior Senate lawmakers and Obama administration officials to introduce by the end of July a comprehensive climate and energy bill that could gain 60 votes for passage. The draft he’s been working on, […]

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Record Heat: Climate Action Hotline, July 7

Record Heat: Climate Action Hotline, July 7

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July 7, 2010 As cities on the East Coast sweltered in the sort of dispiriting record-breaking heat that climate scientists predicted, the Obama administration’s lawyers were in a federal appellate court in New Orleans today to reinstate the moratorium on deep sea oil and gas exploration the Interior Department issued in May. Last month a […]

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More Compromise: Climate Action Hotline, July 1

More Compromise: Climate Action Hotline, July 1

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

July 1, 2010 Following a 90-minute White House meeting Tuesday on climate and energy legislation with a bipartisan group of senators and President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emerged to issue this assessment: “The President led a spirited, productive discussion this morning about how to move forward on clean energy legislation. Our caucus is […]

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Stirred Into Action: Climate Action Hotline, June 25

Stirred Into Action: Climate Action Hotline, June 25

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

June 25, 2010 Bolstered by new opinion polls and driven by a monstrous blowout that is closing Gulf Coast beaches at the height of the travel season, Democratic leaders stirred into action this week on comprehensive climate and energy legislation. On Wednesday President Obama concluded an all hands cabinet meeting at the White House by […]

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Billion Gallon Challenge and Other Hot Pubs

Billion Gallon Challenge and Other Hot Pubs

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent USCAN Member Reports Explosive Tax Breaks. The nuclear industry could end up facing no risk under massive tax break subsidies in the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill, according to a new analysis (June17, 2010) conducted for Friends of the Earth by the research organization Earth Track. These tax breaks totaling $9.7 billion to $57.3 billion (depending […]

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Energy Independence Is Nation’s Most Elusive Technological Goal

Energy Independence Is Nation’s Most Elusive Technological Goal

June 18, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Of all the technological missions identified and pursued by the United States none has been as much of an abject failure as achieving energy independence. A nation that at various historic inflection points crossed the nation with a unified rail line, developed the most powerful bombs ever seen in the Manhattan Project, and sent men […]

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Getting It Done: Climate Action Hotline, June 4

Getting It Done: Climate Action Hotline, June 4

June 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

June 4, 2010 With oceanographers warning that the runaway oil from the BP Gulf catastrophe could be carried by ocean currents around Florida and up the East Coast, Washington more than stirred to life this week on climate and energy. It started to simmer. President Obama resolved on Wednesday to pass a comprehensive climate and […]

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