Yesterday several news sources incorrectly reported that stimulus dollars for the renewable energy sector had created under 1,000 jobs. CNSNews.com stated that only 910 “direct” jobs had been created for the $9 billion in stimulus, “meaning that it cost about $9.8 million to establish each of those long-term jobs.” Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon ran a headline declaring, “Obama Administration Program Spent $10B to Create 355 Jobs Per Year.” They cited a National Renewable Energy
The House of Representatives holds the title of the most anti-environment House in congressional history, having voted against the environment 247 times in the last 18 months. That’s an average of one anti-environmental vote for every day the House has been in session, with one of every five votes rolling back protections for public lands, clean air, clean water, or enriching the oil industry. [ThinkProgress]
Computer technology giant Dell has decided to drop its membership in
Mitt Romney has once again taken a stand against clean air and public health. The GOP nominee released a statement yesterday slamming the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, landmark legislation that would limit emissions of mercury and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants.
The rule came under fire from Sen. James Inhofe, whose measure to derail the safeguards failed yesterday. The defeat was a significant environmental accomplishment and a clear sign of bipartisan support
The Senate defeated today the latest attempt to attack the EPA and stop it from doing its job to protect public health.
Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe’s resolution (S.J. Res 37) would have overturned EPA’s finalized Mercury and Air Toxics standard, which puts long overdue (set in motion by Congress in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments) pollution controls on power plants – the largest U.S. emitters of mercury, a potent neurotoxin. According to the EPA, the
This week the House of Representatives will vote on a broad assault on America's lands and wildlife. The Conservation and Economic Growth Act, a package of fourteen bills, includes provisions that would block or roll back key conservation laws on federal lands, gut environmental review, and privatize public lands in Alaska.
A key part of the bill is the Natural Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, known as the “border bill,” which would gut environmental safeguards
Saturday’s New York Times editorial bashed Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping over energy policy, saying:
The man who once worried about climate-driven sea-level rise in poor countries like Bangladesh now says things like “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet,” as if mainstream science were wrong and humans had nothing to do with it. …
On oil and gas, Mr. Romney is wholly in the drill now, drill everywhere mode championed by
People around the world are calling on their leaders to end fossil fuel subsidies – and here’s how you can take part.
Today, advocacy groups and activists will participate in a worldwide 24-hour Twitterstorm, posting tweets and Facebook posts to demand that world leaders end fossil fuel subsidies at the upcoming Rio+20 summit.
Despite the G20 pledge in 2009 to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies, countries continue to give a total of $1 trillion to fossil fuel companies
The EPA has proposed new national air quality standards that would reduce levels of fine-particle soot by about 17 percent, a move that could help deliver major health benefits by the end of the decade. [Washington Post]
The Big Oil billionaire Koch brothers are increasingly resembling their own political party, with millions invested in conservative races and bids to take over groups like the Cato Institute and Americans for Limited Government. Their upcoming convention in San