Category Archives: Environment

Idiot Congressman Sponsors Amendment That Does Nothing

House Republicans apparently passed an amendment to an appropriations bill last week which would prohibit the Department of Energy from doing something they have no control over. They voted overwhelmingly Thursday to bar the Energy Department from blocking approval of … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Nine States Join Robert E. Murray’s Crusade

Nine states have just joined Robert E. Murray’s dead-end lawsuit against the EPA’s regulation of emissions from coal plants. Filing a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, the nine states — West Virginia, Wyoming, South Carolina, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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“Power Grab”

Congressional Republicans can’t be bothered to deal with real problems, but they are attempting to save our cherished heritage of blowing things up without regulation. “If finalized, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to expand the Clean Water … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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True Religion

Artist – David Horsey In other news, President Obama has announced the creation of the world’s largest ocean preserve. Meanwhile, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is not quite done fucking that chicken. Issa is now investigating whether the IRS … Continue reading
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What Could Go Wrong?

Here’s an idea: let’s nullify EPA regulations and allow coal plants to spew unlimited amounts of pollution into the air. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) on Tuesday introduced the Protection and Accountability Regulatory Act of 2014, which would nullify proposed rules … Continue reading
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Solving the Climate Crisis is Clearly Too Hard, So Here Comes the Climate Adaptation Industry

It’s difficult to resist the instinct to feel utterly hopeless and cynical about the climate crisis. We’re in it now, and a frustrating lack of political will mixed with public apathy or denial has completely stymied what should’ve otherwise happened … Continue reading
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Hell And High Water

Artist – David Fitszimmons The Obama administration and the EPA revealed new rules today that will aggressively tackle carbon emissions to the extent that the executive branch can on its own. You can review the rules at the White House … Continue reading
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Al Gore Tells It Like It Is

In an interview published in Politico Magazine this past week, former President Vice President Al Gore talked about the challenges of making climate change the cause of our generation in the context of unprecedented amounts of money in politics, and … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Elections, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Koch Brothers, Republican Party, Terrorism, The Media, Wingnuts | Tagged | 5 Comments

Fox News Gets It Wrong “All The Time”

Fox & Friends hosts responded to Scientific American editor Michael Moyer this morning and while their response was predictable, I’m impressed Steve Doocy was able to say this with a straight face. “Clearly he has a problem with Fox,” Doocy … Continue reading
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No Science Allowed

This shouldn’t be funny but I can’t stop laughing. Michael Moyer, an editor with Scientific American magazine, appeared on Fox & Friends this morning and he was specifically told he was not allowed to mention climate change while discussing the … Continue reading
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First Firearm Church

Artist – Chan Lowe In other news, the Supreme Court ruled today that the Environmental Protection Agency has a right to regulate pollution that crosses from one state into another. Not surprisingly, suspected lizard-people Thomas and Scalia were the two … Continue reading
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Washington Post Editorial Board Prints Absurd Keystone XL Rant

After the Obama administration announced a couple Fridays ago that we are postponing the decision on the construction of the proposed 1,100-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would stretch across the country– from exploited Canadian tar sands to outdated refineries in Texas– … Continue reading
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Posted in Alternative Energy, Corporate Crime, Energy, Environment, Oil Spill, Republican Party, The Media, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Freedom is Charging People Who Generate Their Own Power

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is on a roll. After signing a bill into law that prohibits cities from passing their own minimum wage laws, she is expected to sign a bill that will charge a monthly fee for generating your … Continue reading
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Climate Change Study Spells Doom, GOP Says Studies Are Bad

A new report on climate change from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that the world will face a ‘break down of food systems’ in the future as well as conflict over water supplies. Meanwhile, here at … Continue reading
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Republican Party: America’s Worst Idea

What’s being called the “No More National Parks” bill, House Republicans are expected to vote this week to effectively shut down the spread of America’s best idea. Via Think Progress: Responding to President Obama’s decision last week to protect a … Continue reading
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The GOP Tries and Fails to Pander to Hipster Millennials

A few months ago, the GOP had a lot of fun at the expense of an ill-conceived Healthcare.gov web advertisement featuring a pajamas-clad, irony-embracing, man-child Millennial hipster, smirking and sipping hot cocoa. I’ll be the first to admit that the … Continue reading
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It’s Hard Out There for Gary Southern

The president of Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the MCHM spill that shut down businesses and schools for a week, sickened hundreds, and rendered thousands of others afraid to even shower in their running water, has asked the court … Continue reading
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Nightmare Bear

Artist – John Cole In other news, wealthy Chinese residents are reportedly fleeing their luxury homes in the mainland and moving to the country or, in some cases literally, to another country to avoid China’s terrible, disgusting air. Smells like … Continue reading
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After Major Spills, W. Virginia Governor Complains About Regulation

From the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is warning the Obama administration again of “unreasonable” pollution rules, offering Monday to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency craft greenhouse gas emissions standards that would be more workable … Continue reading
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Illness at W. Virginia School Reported 3 Days Before Shutdown

According to the Charleston Gazette, West Virginia officials knew contaminated water was sickening the staff at a local elementary school three days before anything was done about it. The Gazette reports that state officials were notified of the problem on … Continue reading
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