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GOP VP Candidate Ryan’s Unsustainable Voting Record on Energy and the Environment

Paul Ryan is the Republican Party’s pick for VP and he is also an outspoken climate change skeptic. Representative Ryan is an unflinching supporter of the fossil fuel industry who has a very poor voting record on environmental and energy issues. Although he is touted as the intellectual leader of the GOP, Ryan has cast aspersions on climate science and…

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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra, Big Oil Subsidies, and Politics, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:  Obama promised to try to end subsidies for oil companies and he followed through, but the US Congress voted down the bill, mostly along party lines. The main argument Obama is using is that oil companies are very profitable and will not be hurt by…

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Wanted: The Koch Brothers for Climate Crimes

The Koch Brother’s Ties to GOP Presidential Candidates

Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch use their oil wealth to misinform Americans and influence the GOP. The Koch brothers have spent $55 million to fund climate denial front groups, their agenda includes efforts to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Koch Industries has given generously to conservative politicians throughout the country at both the federal and state level and many Republicans including GOP presidential candidates are known to…

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Is Rick Perry too much of an "environmentalist" for the GOP? (and he's no environmentalist)

Rick Perry’s Meager Environmental Efforts May Be Too Much For Republicans

Rick Perry is the Texas governor and former Democrat who has quickly become a frontrunner in the contest for the GOP presidential nomination. Perry officially announced his candidacy for President on Saturday, August 13. Perry may be the longest-serving governor in America, but his environmental record is troubling to both ends of the political spectrum. According to the Energy Information Administration, Texas has consistently been the…

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Now is the time to begin developing the green ecomomy

In the Wake of the US Credit Downgrade Cuts to Entitlements may be the Key for the Green Economy

A truly balanced approach to managing America’s debt involves reduced mandatory spending while at the same time, investing in the green economy. Despite the doom associated with Standard & Poor’s downgrading of U.S. treasury debt, a political window may have opened that could see entitlement reform as a means of advancing the low carbon economy. Sustainability is the biggest opportunity of the century, and an extraordinary jobs creator, however this is a global…

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