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Entries from March 2014

Unpublished Letters: Solution to Ukraine isn’t “Drill, Baby, Drill” to “Pollute, Baby, Pollute”

March 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing. Now, I have always written letters and even had many […]

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Tags: Energy · unpublished letters · Washington Post

Democratic Senators to pull #Up4Climate all-nighter

March 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Monday night, the Democratic Party Senate leadership will take to the floor with speeches on climate change. Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has pledged in recent weeks to continue allowing time for anyone who wants to discuss the issue during the weekly Democratic caucus lunch or on the Senate floor. The format planned for […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · politics

#KeystoneXL: Three comments to @StateDept as to “Why #NoKXL?”

March 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Today is the last day to provide comments to the Department of State as to the KeystoneXL pipeline national interest determination. The reviewers of public comments — if they take their work seriously and responsibly — have a lot of work ahead of them.  While there are some 54,897 comments, already registered as of the […]

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Tags: climate change

The answer is clear: #KeystoneXL is NOT in U.S. National Interest

March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Despite $100s of millions spent to obfuscate the issue, the reality of the Keystone XL pipeline is that it is NOT in the U.S. national interest. Keystone XL will: Increase climate risks Worsen environmental damage in Alberta, CA, due to increased tar sands exploitation Increase gasoline and diesel prices for most Americans Hurt American economic […]

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Tags: Energy

Amid DC #WeatherWhiplash, 400 arrested @Whitehouse protesting #KeystoneXL

March 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Amid DC #WeatherWhiplash, 400 arrested @Whitehouse protesting #KeystoneXL

Today, some 400 university students were arrested at the White House.  These students are a leading wave of what could be the largest civil disobedience movement in the United States in decades.  Echoing the over 1200 arrested two summers ago, also at the White House fence, these 400 — and the thousands who marched from […]

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Tags: Energy