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The nuclear crisis in Japan is the call, once again, of Cassandra

No Nukes is Good Nukes: Cassandra Cries Again

Last week was the 22nd anniversary of Exxon Valdez and the 32nd anniversary of Three Mile Island. This month will mark the 25th anniversary of Chernoybl and the one-year anniversary of the explosion of Deepwater Horizon. Add to the list of horrific unnatural disasters, the current meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Haven’t we learned anything?

President Obama calls for one-third reduction in oil imports by 2025

Obama Calls for One-Third Reduction in Foreign Oil Imports by 2025

In a speech at Georgetown University today, president Obama called for reducing the nation’s dependence of foreign oil by one-third by 2025. Realizing that he comes in a long line of past presidents calling for decreased dependency on energy imports, Obama acknowledged that “we’ve been down this road before.” ” …we can’t rush to action when gas prices are high…

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Is the Obama administration serious about a clean energy economy of just greenwashing?

Dirty Energy: Interior Dept. Clear Path for More Wyoming Coal; Michigan Oil Spill Clean-Up Unfinished

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The renewable era is still far away. Despite the attention and rhetoric that has been given over to green energy projects, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced this week that coal companies would be able to take a whack at mining 2.35 billion tons of…

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Nuclear Power - playing with fire

Considering the Nuclear Option

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consorium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Faced with the nuclear crisis in Japan, governments around the world are confronting the vulnerabilities of their nuclear energy programs. And while some European countries, such as Germany and France, are already considering more stringent safety measures–or backing off of nuclear development altogether–in the…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Nuclear Plants in Georgia and a Generally Downer Week for Enviros

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) If you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines of nuclear reactors. President Barack Obama announced this week that two new nuclear plants will go up in Georgia, built on the promise that the federal government will guarantee…

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