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Climate Change Comes To D.C. by Jeff Rickert, | February 26, 2007State and local leaders are in Washington, pointing the way to a national effort on sustainable energy. read more »
Facts? Who Needs Facts? by Francesca Grifo, | February 15, 2007Bush continues his war on federal science, even as Congress investigates. read more »
More Justice, More Peace: Your Letters by TomPaine.com Readers, | February 9, 2007From the courts to the market, our readers make demands and offer insights. read more »
James Inhofe Has Finally Lost It by Frank O'Donnell, | February 8, 2007The senator from Oklahoma doesn't let the facts get in the way of his climate change denial. read more »
Going For Broke On Climate Change by David Roberts, | February 6, 2007Now that climate skepticism has been dealt a death blow, there is a chance for real legislative action. read more »
Righteous Irritation: Your Letters by TomPaine.com Readers, | February 2, 2007From green jobs and global warming to good jobs and American empire, our readers respond. read more »
A Few Degrees Warmer by Larry Schweiger, | January 29, 2007Bush said the magic words: "climate change." But is that enough to avert catastrophe? read more »
Stop Freedom-Frying The Planet by Frank O'Donnell, | January 25, 2007Let's replace Bush's global warming strategy with a French one. read more »
- Last night's State of the Union address revealed that the state of this president is still delusional. He can't level with the American people because he can't or won't recognize the reality that we face. read more »
Added Value: Your Letters by TomPaine.com Readers, | January 19, 2007Readers sound off on the war, health care and nuclear power. read more »
BP Well Cap: BP, Feds Clash Over Reopening Capped Gulf Oil Well , Huffington Post | July 19, 2010
What Cap? Dems' Climate Word War, Politico | July 19, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid played dumb last week when a reporter asked him if the energy and climate bill headed to the floor would come with a “cap” on greenhouse gas emissions.
“I don’t use that,” the Nevada Democrat replied. “Those words are not in my vocabulary. We’re going to work on pollution.”
BP Suits Top 300 on Claims by Workers, Mall, Sheriff, Business Week | July 16, 2010
July 15 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc faces more than 300 lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in potential claims as damage from the worst oil spill in U.S. history ripples through the nation’s Gulf Coast economy. read more »
BP Stops Gulf Oil Flow for the First Time Since April, grist.org | July 16, 2010
British energy giant BP stopped the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday for the first time in three months as it began key tests hoping to stem the spill for good.
Shortly after BP engineers shut down the last of three valves on a giant new cap placed on the blown-out well, Senior Vice President Kent Wells announced that no oil was leaking into the seas.
Congress Turns to Task of Preventing Another Gulf Oil Spill, Christian Science Monitor | July 15, 2010
Amid an election-year rush to finalize and vote on major oil spill legislation before the fall elections, the Democratic leadership is pushing hard to get an oil-spill bill out of committees and onto the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote, hopefully before the August recess. read more »
BP Faces 7-Year Offshore Drilling Ban, bbc.co.uk | July 15, 2010
A US Congressional committee has agreed measures that would ban BP from new offshore drilling for seven years.
The House committee on natural resources voted in favour of precluding companies with poor safety records from offshore oil exploration permits.
The proposed law does not name BP, but would apply to any company that has experienced 10 or more deaths in the last seven years.
BP Replaces Leaking Line, Back on Track with Critical Tests, CNN | July 15, 2010
BP replaced a leaking piece of equipment Thursday and hoped to resume procedures leading up to a vital well pressure test that could put an end to the oil that has been gushing into Gulf of Mexico for the last 12 weeks, said a top company official. read more »
BP Prepares to Test New Cap on Well, Reuters | July 13, 2010
The tests, due to last between six and 48 hours, will begin later on Tuesday on BP's newly installed "capping stack", which has a better seal than the last cap placed on the well and aims to stop oil from spewing out of the failed blowout preventer. read more »
A ‘Replicable’ Energy Model In Hawaii?, newsweekinteractive.net | July 12, 2010
President Obama has called for a “national mission” to end America’s dependence on oil. Perhaps the biggest hurdle, however, isn’t national will—a majority of Americans now back an energy overhaul—so much as finding a workable template. Could Hawaii fill the void? The archipelago is more than twice as oil-dependent as the U.S. read more »
Grow Green Jobs, ourfuture.org | July 12, 2010
Why not address both problems with a major public program to directly put people to work saving energy?
Plenty of green-job advocates have offered practical details, including my University of Massachusetts colleague, Robert Pollin. Yet no one in Congress or the White House seems willing to plant this garden. read more »