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The Koch Brothers control their minions in Congress preventing many American from their livelihoods.

The Koch Brothers and the Government Shutdown

Charles and David Koch are oil barons who have been accused of being behind efforts to shutdown government.  In a bid to keep America from transitioning away from fossil fuels the Koch brothers are leading a powerful cadre of conservatives in a coordinated strategy designed to subvert democracy. They have cultivated very close relationships with Republicans including GOP presidential candidates…

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There are dark clouds on the horizon for wind energy of Congress does not renew the PTC

Why Congress Must Extend the PTC for Wind Power

The expiration of the production tax credit (PTC) at the end of this year constitutes a major obstacle for U.S. wind energy. If the PTC is not extended by Congress, tens of thousands of jobs will be lost and economic development would be stymied. As stated in a report from Ernst and Young, “Failure to extend this incentive could stop wind development in…

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

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Blocked – For Now

Responding to a mandate laid down by conservatives in Congress last month for a decision within 60 days, the Obama administration denied the permit for  construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The proposed route for the 1700-mile pipeline would stretch from Canada to Texas, crossing through sensitive areas including Nebraska’s ecologically sensitive Sandhills region and the vast Ogallala Aquifer…

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No Vision, No Leadership: Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the Failure of Congress

A colleague posted the following video over on Cleantechnica.com, and I think it deserves reposting here as well. While not directly related to energy, climate, and sustainability, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s comments on the utter lack of vision for the future speaks to the abandonment of many – if not most – of our leaders in Congress to the the principles…

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