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Daily Green Roundup - June 1, 2012

01 Jun 2012  |   Melissa Yeo

Karl Rove-founded American Crossroads released a video this week slamming Obama for investing in green energy companies that eventually fail, like Solyndra, a solar manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy last September. It turns out, however, that one of the companies in the ad also received millions in government money from then-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. [Washington Post]

Sandwich safety alert: Peanut butter and deli meats have both been found to contain a toxic flame retardant commonly used in foam insulation of building walls. [Huffington Post]

“This is a time when critical choices must be made about…energy…and the realization that all potential energy sources, quite apart from the carbon dioxide problem, have serious social, economic and environmental liabilities.” Roger Revelle’s 1980 comments about climate change and energy scarcity sound eerily similar to pronouncements made today. [Climate Science]

Daniel Souweine of the Forecast the Facts campaign looks at how grassroots activism took down the Heartland Institute. “The post-billboard exodus of Heartland’s corporate donors would have been neither as big nor as fast if not for the actions of thousands of everyday Americans,” says Souweine. “Indeed, it might not have happened at all.” [Grist]



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