environment

Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group

Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group
On the same day that an Kentucky environmental group promised a half a million dollar blitz against the Keystone XL pipeline, US Senate Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes called on President Obama to approve the project, saying that the environmental concerns "have been addressed."
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

New Paper Suggests GMOs Can Cause Global Ecocide

New Paper Suggests GMOs Can Cause Global Ecocide
Risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb says the possible dangers that GMOs pose to the global environment far outweigh any possible benefits...including feeding the hungry.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Chris Christie's War on the Environment Continues

Chris Christie's War on the Environment Continues
Ever since he took office, Chris Christie has been an enemy of clean air and clean water. One of his first actions as Governor was to cancel the ARC Tunnel project. Not only was that project a job creator, but when completed, it also would have made train travel into New York City more attractive, taking cars off the road and reducing pollution-spewing traffic jams.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Environmental Group Offers Real Solutions to CA's Critical Water Shortage (Without Million Dollar Pork Projects)

Environmental Group Offers Real Solutions to CA's Critical Water Shortage (Without Million Dollar Pork Projects)
As California's drought continues, Governor Jerry Brown and other politicians continue to promote the controversial plan to build peripheral tunnels as the "solution" to California's water problems. On the other hand, the Environmental Water Caucus has released a response to the drought pointing to ways that permanently use less water and better manage the hundreds of existing dams and reservoirs that already exist.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

'Happy to Be a Denier': Steven Milloy Brings his Anti-Science to Massive Coal Company Murray Energy

'Happy to Be a Denier': Steven Milloy Brings his Anti-Science to Massive Coal Company Murray Energy
Climate change denier Steven Milloy has had a number of jobs, all centered around some pretty deadly stuff – tobacco, big chemical – and now brings these impeccable credentials to the head of coal behemoth Murray Energy. Unabashed, he thinks of global warming skeptics as "a ragtag bunch, very Continental Army."
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Exxon CEO Sues to Stop Fracking Near His Home

Exxon CEO Sues to Stop Fracking Near His Home
Not in my backyard! (But everywhere else is okay): Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is suing to keep fracking from happening in his hometown by his mansion, belying the constant assurances that fracking is harmless.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

NJ Budget Begins to Take Shape: Sacrificing Education, Environment and Energy for Pensions, Health and Debt

NJ Budget Begins to Take Shape: Sacrificing Education, Environment and Energy for Pensions, Health and Debt
New Jersey is in the earliest stages of its 2015 fiscal budget, but a lot can be told from the excerpts released last night in anticipation of Gov. Chris Christie's address today. The main take: "We are sacrificing university research, support for K-12 education, funding for the environment and energy and infrastructure of all kinds on the altar of these three things: pensions, health, and debt."
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Misclassification of Truckers: An 'Unlawful Scam Amounting to Billions of Dollars in Stolen Back Wages'

Misclassification of Truckers: An 'Unlawful Scam Amounting to Billions of Dollars in Stolen Back Wages'
A new collaborative report from several organization shows that nearly 50,000 of the country's 75,000 port truckers are incorrectly labeled as independent contractors, costing the average driver an astonishing $5,072 each month. It's a billion-dollar tax loophole that impacts everything from a family's reliance on safety nets to tax revenue and even the environment.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Sobering Details: Why America Needs to End Its Fossil Fuel Addiction

Sobering Details: Why America Needs to End Its Fossil Fuel Addiction
The refrains of "drill baby drill" sound an awful lot like the cries of an addict in denial — but the intervention needed here effects the whole planet. MSNBC's Chris Hayes details the sordid cycle of a society addicted to oil, and why we need to sober up.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

2013 Recap: The Best and Worst Moments in Organizing and Activism

2013 Recap: The Best and Worst Moments in Organizing and Activism
Cliff Schecter and Sam Seder discuss some of the best and worst political moments of 2013 - progress made in equality, same-sex marriage, environmental issues, marijuana legalization and more - thanks to the movements and people.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Pages