With Virginia Senate candidate George Allen and another anti-environment state lawmakers slamming the EPA’s recently proposed clean air standards, former Governor Tim Kaine reiterated his support for tapping American innovation to produce cleaner energy. “I think virtually every American would say that any plant that we build tomorrow should be cleaner than plants that were built yesterday," Kaine said in a conference call to reporters.
Additionally, Kaine pointed out the opposing views of George Allen, saying
The U.S. military’s elite Navy SEAL forces have a new battle to fight: against climate change. A recent military investment of $2 million in solar technology will allow SEAL teams to power their equipment, purify water, and even refrigerate medical supplies and food no matter where they are deployed.
"It's really the first step in the Navy's effort to make the SEALs net-zero energy and net-zero water (use) down the road," said Thomas Hicks, the
If politicians in Washington were struggling to breathe like severely asthmatic children, then maybe many in Congress wouldn't be trying to gut clean air standards. On Tuesday LCV and Mom’s Clean Air Force launched a seven-figure TV ad buy aimed at raising public awareness of and support for EPA’s new safeguards against industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
Doctors, nurses, scientists and other experts say that industrial carbon pollution is dangerous for children
Media Matters has compiled a document of the actual impacts of the proposed EPA industrial carbon pollution standards for power plants, debunking the radical fearmongering over “skyrocketing” electricity prices.
Executives from some of the nation’s most coal-reliant utilities have admitted that the standards are unlikely to impact electricity prices or the companies’ finances.
"We don't have any plans to build new coal plants. So the rules won't have much of an impact," said Melissa McHenry, a
The Washington Post today ran a fact-check on the $3.6 million television ad recently released by the Big Oil-funded American Energy Association.
Notable debunked statements included the claim that Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline “so we all pay more at the pump.” The White House has stated the rejection was to allow environmental review of a project with the possibility of endangering the sensitive Nebraska Sandhills.
The Washington Post concluded that “None of the claims in
General Motors, the American automaker whose former Vice Chairman Bob Lutz has publically and vehemently denied climate change, has apparently realized the error of its ways. The General Motors Foundation has recently pulled funding from the anti-climate change Heartland Institute.
The Heartland Institute, whose 2011 conference was titled “Global Warming: Was It Ever Really a Crisis?” will be losing an estimated $15,000 in annual funding, as GM joins Ford and Chrysler in turning their
Two years after the tragic Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, damage to the coasts and the U.S. Gulf linger on, affecting the Gulf fishing economy, the livelihoods of residents, and the health of local ecosystems.
Wetland areas that state officials said had been declared clean by the Coast Guard and BP officials are still showing signs of continued damage from the BP oil spill, says the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. In a set of photos
Following yesterday’s Senate vote to eliminate oil subsidies, Virginia senate candidate and former Governor Tim Kaine drew a sharp contrast with his opponent, former Senator George Allen, on the issue:
“By rejecting the effort to repeal billions in taxpayer funded giveaways to profitable oil companies, Republicans have again sided with special interests at the expense of Americans ….These subsidies, which have been consistently supported by my opponent George Allen, are unnecessary for the big five oil