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Obama Travels the US Touting ‘All of the Above’ Approach to Energy on the Stump

Obama Travels the US Touting ‘All of the Above’ Approach to Energy on the Stump

President Obama is hitting the west and midwest with a series of speeches touting his “all of above” energy policy, which reads like a Country Buffet menu. Few will like everything on the plate - in

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Join the Effort to Stop Disgusting Pink Slime Beef!

Join the Effort to Stop Disgusting Pink Slime Beef!

Schools across the country have been serving up disgusting pink slime meat disguised as yummy burgers and other meaty cuisine for years. The slime, which is made up of second-grade meat treated with an

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President Obama Slams Opponents for Single-Minded View on Energy

President Obama Slams Opponents for Single-Minded View on Energy

With the barrage of misinformation coming out of the Republican party these days about rising oil prices, the safety of the Chevy Volt, the state of global climate change, and President Obama's energy

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to join the drill, baby, drill chorus this week by attempting to slam President Barack Obama and his current energy policies. In an op-ed piece in the Wall

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350.org Vows to Take on Big Oil Subsidies in Washington D.C.

350.org Vows to Take on Big Oil Subsidies in Washington D.C.

Bill McKibben and the team at 350.org are surely celebrating today as the Senate voted yesterday against the Keystone XL pipeline, however, that doesn't mean they are resting. They've announced their next

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Senate Votes Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Senate Votes Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

In a victory for environmentalists and green energy activists everywhere, the Senate yesterday voted against the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that was slotted to run from the dirty tar sands

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President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama is set to announce today a $1 billion initiative that will assist communities around the country in developing the backbone infrastructure needed for the deployment of clean, advanced fuel

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Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago -- which was the worst oil spill in the country's history -- President Barack Obama placed a moratorium on all new offshore

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Midwest Utilities to Shutter 10 Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants In Response to New Regulations

Midwest Utilities to Shutter 10 Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants In Response to New Regulations

Two midwest utility companies this week announced the closure of 10 coal and natural-gas fired power plants by 2015. The two utility companies, Midwest Generation and GenOn Energy, cited an inability to

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EPA Backs Off Harsh Permitting Regulations for Large Stationary Polluters

EPA Backs Off Harsh Permitting Regulations for Large Stationary Polluters

The EPA has been trying to enforce harsher permitting processes to keep large stationary polluters from spewing greenhouse gasses (GHG) into the atmosphere, however its efforts have been met with lots of

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Petition to Oust FDA Employee With Ties to Monsanto Gets 420,000 Signatures

Petition to Oust FDA Employee With Ties to Monsanto Gets 420,000 Signatures

It recently came to light that Monsanto's former public policy vice president, Michael Taylor, is now the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) deputy commissioner for food safety, raising concerns about

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EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to give the Energy Star program a bit of a makeover is not sitting pretty with their industry partners - the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is up in

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Oil Shale Development in the West Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Wildlife

Oil Shale Development in the West Threatens Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Wildlife

It seems that fracking's ugly cousin, oil shale extraction, is roaring its ugly head in the Rockies this week as the Republican-led Congress passed a bill on the 16th to require the Bureau of Land

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President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama stepped to the stage at The University of Miami yesterday to deliver an impressive speech on energy policy. Though the President made mention of his efforts to expand oil and gas drilling

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Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer

Congressman Allen West Complains About Paying $70 to Fill the Tank of His Hummer

In a country where the unemployment rate lingers at a lofty 8.3% after the worst economic disaster since the 1930s, it probably isn't a good idea to whine about how much it costs to fill up the tank of

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Republican Politicians Ignore Their Party’s Climatologists on the Issue of Climate Change

Republican Politicians Ignore Their Party’s Climatologists on the Issue of Climate Change

Please understand that we here at Inhabitat try to give everyone a fair shake, but with the current state of affairs concerning climate change deniers in the Republican Party, it is difficult to keep our

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Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Former Senator Rick Santorum said yesterday that he thinks President Obama “elevates the Earth above man,” and should rethink his dedication to “radical environmentalists.”

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Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State Legislators Pass $100 Electric Vehicle Tax

Washington State legislators just passed a bill that will require owners of electric vehicles to pay a $100 fee when they register their cars each year in order to make up for lost revenue on gas tax. We

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Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

President Obama's has pledged to make companies using hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas disclose a list of chemicals used in their operations, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just announced

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San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

Almost five years ago, San Francisco became the first American city to ban plastic shopping bags from supermarkets and chain pharmacies. Now the city is poised to expand that ban to all retail stores and

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Roseanne Barr Running for President as Green Party Candidate

Roseanne Barr Running for President as Green Party Candidate

Roseanne Barr has gone from sitcom comedy to a reality show set on her Hawaiian macadamia nut farm - and her latest venture is running for president! The comedienne and activist announced Thursday via

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EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

EU Climate Commissioner Wants to Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030

The Climate Commissioner for the European Union, Connie Hedegaard, told reporters today in New Delhi that she believes the European Union should pledge to double their renewable energy supply by 2030 and

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President Obama Visits the Washington Auto Show and Swoons Over Ford’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric

President Obama Visits the Washington Auto Show and Swoons Over Ford’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric

President Obama decided to make a quick visit to the Washington D.C. Auto Show this week in order to applaud American automobile manufacturers for their recent green transportation successes. While at the

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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico that seem

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House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

The House Transportation Bill will be revealed today, and it already has alternative transportation activists across the country up in arms about the amount of funding being cut for federally mandated

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Clean Energy Executives Say Grid Parity Without Subsidies Could Be Just 3 Years Away

Clean Energy Executives Say Grid Parity Without Subsidies Could Be Just 3 Years Away

Some of the largest countries on Earth made it clear this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that, in many cases, renewable energy is just a few years away from reaching grid parity

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Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Despite the rush to get reactors back online and convince the public that Japan’s nuclear power generation facilities are safe, an advisor says the current checks of nuclear reactors in the country

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New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

We have all heard the phrases “phantom power” and “vampire energy” about a million times, and yet the problem still exists – many people forget to unplug battery chargers and

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President Obama’s Latest Speech Touts American-Made Energy but Gets Stuck on Oil and Gas

President Obama’s Latest Speech Touts American-Made Energy but Gets Stuck on Oil and Gas

Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night we cheered for his green ambitions as he laid out a plan to energize the American economy with the manufacturing of clean

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Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to the nation last night while standing firm on his believe that American ingenuity will carry us safely into a secure future. His overall

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