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Obama Can Regulate the Environment and Create Green Jobs

President Obama should focus on creating green jobs and supporting environmental regulation. Jobs and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to unveil his jobs and economic plan, his popularity is at an all-time low. Support from the President’s base has been eroded by the two week long protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and profound disappointment about the abandonment of stricter ozone regulations. From the end of August to the beginning of September, a total of 1,252 protesters were arrested in front of the White House for opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Those arrested included 350.org’s Bill …

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Enviro News Wrap: Rick Perry – an American Idiot? Keystone Pipeline Gets State Dept. Thumbs-up; The Economics of Declining Oil, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Rick Perry, my new favorite American idiot. Ricky Perry thinks Climate Science is a farce. We should learn more about this man so we can more fully understand people that replace facts with belief. Science has been fighting people like Perry for hundreds of years, it is amazing that …

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Protests Over Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Enter Third Day in DC

The Tar Sands of Alberta represents one of the most environmentally devastating forms of oil extraction ever devised.

In a third consecutive day of sit-in protests in front of the White House, 65 demonstrators were taken into custody on Monday morning following two days of arrests stemming from organized grassroots resistance against the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a nearly 2000 mile line from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada south to Texas. The constitutionally protected civil disobedience began on Saturday …

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Response to Criticism of Cooperation Between Business and Mainstream Environmentalism

Some radical environmentalists are harshly critical of the increasing levels of cooperation between environmental organizations and major corporations. These extremists believe that the only way we can address the climate change crisis is through a revolution which overthrows the entire capitalist system. This revolutionary rhetoric was reiterated in an article published on Saturday, April 23, 2011, by Cory Morningstar in the Huttington News. In …

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How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in the New Year

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) 2010 was a disappointing year for environmentalists. This was the year Congress was supposed to pass climate change legislation, but each and every time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seemed on the verge of pushing the bill forward, the effort fell short. In April, off the coast of …

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Environmental News Wrap: Are Climate Negotiations Working, Where Has All the Oil Gone, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The New York Times wonders if the United Nations’s climate change negotiations are a lost cause. They certainly aren’t accomplishing anything, so why not look for alternative structures to negotiate global commitments to reducing carbon emissions. October 10th, 2010 was a day of global climate activism instigated bill Bill …

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