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Former Interior deputy pleads guilty to lying in Abramoff investigation
26 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The second in command at the U.S. Interior Department in Bush’s first term has pleaded guilty to telling big, fat lies to the Senate during the Jack Abramoff lobbying investigation. That’s what the kids call obstruction of justice, and it could have netted J. Steven Griles up to five years …

Goldman Sachs and other financial powerhouses get into the Texas wind biz
26 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Texas may not be Oklahoma, but there’s still plenty of wind sweepin’ down the plains — and a variety of big guns in the financial world want to take advantage of it. The Lone Star State recently became the biggest wind-power producer in the U.S., helped in large part by …

Federal judge blocks West Virginia coal-mining permits
26 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Foes of mountaintop-removal mining got a break late Friday when a federal judge blocked four permits for mines in West Virginia. The permits, issued by the Army Corps of Engineers, had said it was A-OK for Massey Energy’s subsidiaries to fill valleys with the dirt and other detritus left over …

Mary Anne Hitt, director of Appalachian Voices, answers Grist’s questions
26 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Growing up in Gatlinburg, Tenn., a tourist gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains and now home to Dollywood, Mary Anne Hitt saw commercial development take over the landscape. These days, mountaintop-removal coal mining poses an even bigger threat. As director of Appalachian Voices, Hitt works to solve the major environmental …

Umbra on greening your sex life
26 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
You probably have some idea how to make your grocery list and your driving habits greener. But what about the more intimate areas of life? Today a reader asks Umbra Fisk how to reflect one’s eco-principles in the bedroom, and our fearless advice maven uncovers the ins and outs of …

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