Energy

PART 2:  BP Covered Up Blow-out Prior to Deepwater Horizon

PART 2: BP Covered Up Blow-out Prior to Deepwater Horizon

Greg Palast Evidence now implicates top BP executives as well as its partners Chevron and Exxon and the Bush Administration in the deadly cover-up—which included falsifying a report to the Securities Exchange Commission.  Yesterday, Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP […]

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    U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy

    U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy

    Yale Environment 360 [Editor’s note: Thanks to Yale Environment 360 for publishing such an important piece on the issues relating to the natural gas drilling boom and its impact on stifling the renewable energy future of our country. Ohio is an excellent example of what happens when the majority of the state’s elected officials support […]

    Taking Away Medicare to Give More Taxpayer Money to Big Oil

    Taking Away Medicare to Give More Taxpayer Money to Big Oil

    Media Matters for America All in one day on Capitol Hill, House Republicans voted for the Romney-Ryan-Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it and Senate Republicans voted to protect $24 billion in tax giveaways for Big Oil. Core Message: Here they go again—taking away Medicare to give more taxpayer money to Big Oil. […]

    Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Reduce Big Oil Subsidies

    Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Reduce Big Oil Subsidies

    EcoWatch The Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to move forward, ending in a vote of 51-47 along an almost strict adherence to party lines. Not surprisingly, Republicans who broke ranks included Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Democrats who […]

    BREAKING: Judge Ruling Could Expedite Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    BREAKING: Judge Ruling Could Expedite Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    Jeff Biggers In an alarming rebuke to fledgling U.S. EPA efforts to regulate devastating mountaintop removal mining operations today, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Obama administration overstepped its authority in revoking a permit last year for the largest proposed strip-mining operation in central Appalachia. Despite a growing health and human rights […]

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

    Paducah Closure Throws Nuclear Policy into Chaos

      Geoffrey Sea   Environmentalists should be jubilant as the dinosaurian uranium enrichment plant at Paducah, Kentucky, nears expiration as soon as May. Based on antiquated gaseous diffusion technology, the facility is the largest single-meter power consumer on the planet, eating as much electricity as the city of St. Louis. It is likely the largest […]

    It’s Easy Being Green

    It’s Easy Being Green

    One of my favorite events of the year is right around the corner—the Cleveland International Film Festival from March 22 to April 1. There are many aspects of the festival I enjoy, but perhaps what I find most valuable is the opportunity to engage in conversation on the plethora of topics addressed in the documentaries […]

    The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

    The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

    Center for American Progress By Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon The U.S. Department of Commerce early next week will issue a preliminary verdict on a trade petition filed by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. That petition alleges that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells and modules by providing cash grants, tax rebates, […]

    NRC Report Says 35 U.S. Nuclear Plants Threatened By Dam Failures

    NRC Report Says 35 U.S. Nuclear Plants Threatened By Dam Failures

    Cascadia Times By Paul Koberstein As the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident approaches, flood waters from the giant tsunami of March 2011 have long receded, But the lessons of Fukushima continue to shake the nuclear power industry around the world, especially in the U.S. One thing we learned from Fukushima was that while […]