By Timothy Hurst on January 27, 2011
In Tuesday night’s State of the Union, President Obama reiterated his goal of being the first country to put 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, a plan he first put forth in 2008. And in the day since, the Obama administration began to expand on how it proposes to reach that goal.
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By Timothy Hurst on January 25, 2011
Besides who is sitting with whom and on which side of the aisle, the three biggest themes of tonight’s State of the Union will likely be jobs, jobs and jobs. And while I’m not expecting the level of focus on clean energy and climate as we’ve seen from President Obama in the past, there will likely be some discussion of energy policy, especially as it pertains to jobs and economic growth.
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By ProPublica on December 9, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order yesterday accusing a natural gas driller of contaminating water supplies in North Texas and giving the company 48 hours to provide potable water to those affected.
By Timothy Hurst on April 14, 2010
A federal gasoline tax of around fifteen cents is reportedly being considered as a possible sweetener to help passage of a Senate climate bill.
Glenn Beck Suggests Obama Admin will Use Canadian Pipeline Bombings to Take Over Oil Companies (Video)
By Timothy Hurst on September 1, 2009
Sometimes I think I could start a blog media network that features nothing but Glenn Beck’s McCarthy-esque fear-mongering and Red-Scare tactics. In particular, I think I could focus the entirety of the network’s content on the right-wing TV host’s campaign to convince Americans that environmentalists are communists — and then I remember that’s what Fox [...]