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Obama Vows To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before: Goal is to pass and sign comprehensive energy and climate legislation

Obama Vows To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before: Goal is to pass and sign comprehensive energy and climate legislation

June 24, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network Given the emotional reserve of a man whose aides once referred to as “no drama Obama,” the president is getting pretty fired up about energy.  On Wednesday this week President Obama concluded an all hands cabinet meeting at the White House by publicly declaring again his resolve to […]

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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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Gulf Oil Disaster Prompts Calls For Comprehensive Solution:  President Obama and advocates press for new national climate and energy bill

Gulf Oil Disaster Prompts Calls For Comprehensive Solution: President Obama and advocates press for new national climate and energy bill

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network On June 2, a day before BP announced it had sheared through a leaking pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, one of the very few steps forward in the company’s 44-day campaign to staunch the worst oil disaster in American history, President Barack Obama pressed […]

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Where US Efficiency and Emissions Rules Mean New Jobs: $6 Billion in industrial development, thousands of jobs in Michigan

Where US Efficiency and Emissions Rules Mean New Jobs: $6 Billion in industrial development, thousands of jobs in Michigan

May 27, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network On Friday, May 21, President Obama gathered in the Rose Garden the chiefs of his transportation and environmental departments to take the next big step to leverage federal climate policy and clean energy investment to spur new job growth. The president directed Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood and […]

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Bubbling and Crude: Gulf coast spill reflects devotion to wealth, power, and oil

Bubbling and Crude: Gulf coast spill reflects devotion to wealth, power, and oil

May 5, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network On March 17, two weeks to the day before President Barack Obama laid out a new plan to expand offshore oil exploration in the United States, a government auction of federally controlled oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico was held at the New Orleans Superdome.  […]

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Earth, Wind, and Fire On Day of Onrushing Risks

Earth, Wind, and Fire On Day of Onrushing Risks

April 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

By Keith Schneider The accelerating consequences of the warming Earth, the hazards associated with increasing reliance on fossil fuels, the promise of big clean energy projects, and the difficulties in advancing a national climate and energy policy fit for the 21st century came into sharp focus today in Washington and across the nation. In Boston, […]

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Senate Committee Passes Climate Bill

Senate Committee Passes Climate Bill

November 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Clean Energy Jobs bill advanced through a key committee this Thursday. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee successfully passed their version of the bill, despite a boycott of the vote by the panel’s Republicans. The bill will now be merged with legislation being written by five other Senate panels. Meanwhile, Senators John Kerry […]

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Everywhere But Washington: Support for Clean Energy, Climate Action Potent and Growing Across US

Everywhere But Washington: Support for Clean Energy, Climate Action Potent and Growing Across US

October 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 — As Capitol Hill scandals go, Brian McNeill’s story last summer in the Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress generated none of the lasting scrutiny that followed, for instance, Wilbur Mills’ 1974 Tidal Basin romp with Argentine stripper Fanne Fox. But for advocates of federal action on climate change and clean energy, the events […]

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