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The End of Appeasement Politics; Bernie Sanders
Producer, Filmmaker, Activist
As the primary process moves toward a welcome conclusion, the fault lines within the democratic party are now registering
Big Oil Seismically Slaughtering Sealife
Dr Reese Halter
From The Great Australian Bight to Lake Macquarie, NSW, the race to destroy sealife to extract more climate disrupting oil and gas has reached a diabolical frenzy.
Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi
The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.
Why You Should Vote Republican
CEO, president and co-founder of Advisory Link
You should vote Republican if you think it is better for Congress to take a five-week vacation rather than tackle critical issues like immigration, the border crisis, jobs, crumbling bridges, and climate change.
The Mom Wars Conspiracy
writer, podcaster, tonibologna.com, overshareshow.com
We can point fingers and argue over the biological realities and psychological influences, but that is missing the point. Moms and dads feel inadequate, as it were only their fault that they can't be two in places at one time, when in reality, they are dealing with a systemic problem.
Repeal Medical Device Tax + End Oil Subsidies = Revenue Neutral
Last person on Earth not on Facebook
Repealing the medical device tax would increase the debt by $30B. Ending subsidies for oil companies would pay for it.
Elizabeth Warren: Sequestration Is 'Mindless,' Hits Head Start While Big Oil Sucks Down Tax Subsidies
"Sequestration is the most mindless way to cut spending, because it's blunt and across the board," Warren said, according
9 Awkward Double Standards From The Conservative Movement
On Wednesday evening, 41 Republican senators voted against expanding gun background checks. In doing so, they helped define
Feinstein Plans New "Carbon Fee" Bill, Argues Against Keystone, Oil & Gas Subsidies
Alison van Diggelen
Host of Fresh Dialogues, BBC Contributor
Senator Dianne Feinstein shared her plans with Fresh Dialogues to introduce a new "carbon fee" bill, during a press conference Wednesday in downtown San Francisco.
Clean Air, Safe Communities, and Good Jobs? It's Ours If We Want It
CEO, Green for All
We don't have to choose between protecting our kids' health and making a living. We need our leaders to set a new course for America's economy. And it has to start with the will to tackle joblessness and climate change.
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GOP Coddles the Rich, Cuts the Rest
Leo W. Gerard
International President United Steelworkers union
There will be no end to tax loopholes for the rich, House Speaker John Boehner has asserted. The Republican ruling: The vast middle class, the elderly and the poor must suffer.
Cut Oil Subsidies, Not Jobs
Rep. Keith Ellison
Co-chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus; U.S. Representativ...
It's time for Republicans in Congress to put their money where their mouth is. Middle class families should not be forced to scrape by with less while oil companies get away with more. Any cuts we make should reflect our priorities and needs as a country.
Fiscal Cliff Compromise a Win for the Wind Energy Sector
President, League of Conservation Voters
The last-minute deal to delay the fiscal cliff included good news for our nation's wind energy sector. The bipartisan compromise extended tax credits that encourage the production of clean domestic energy.
Fiscal Cliff an Opportunity for Congress to Finally End Oil Subsidies
President, League of Conservation Voters
Across the country, candidates who stood by the environmental community and a clean energy agenda -- including President Obama -- were overwhelmingly elected, while candidates tied to oil and coal companies lost.
Fiscal Cliff Primer: Should Everyone Freak Out About Obama's Opening Bid?
Obama has spent most of the past month insisting that the Bush-era tax rates for households making over $250,000 will expire
The Truth About Subsidies
Solar, wind, oil, and gas all provide us energy and electrons, so the debate needs to be about all sources of energy, or none.
U.S. Election 2012: Battle for the Soul of America
Romney may tout his business credentials, but he's turning his back on this lucrative sector and putting thousands of jobs at risk. Why? It seems that the Republican nominee may be in bed with the fossil fuel industry.
The Promiscuous Politics of the Energy Industry
Environmental Geologist, Teacher and Clean Energy Writer
In talking recently with climate expert Michael Mann, I realized that our conversation was nothing short of a roundabout tour in an effort to identify just how the well-funded climate denial machine has become a Catch-22 phenomenon.
Romney & Co. Support Taxpayer Giveaways to the Country's Most Valuable Corporations
Communications Director at CEL's Climate Lab
Ask yourself: Are the oil, coal and gas going to suddenly move to the North Sea? My guess is that with subsidies or not, Exxon will still want at the fossil fuels here. Want another reason to end these subsidies?
To Drive or Not to Drive, That Is the Question: June 21 Is Dump the Pump Day 2012
Director, Beyond Oil Campaign, Sierra Club
Public transportation ridership is surging nationwide -- whether it's bus, light-rail or train, Americans are using transit.
Countries Must End Fossil Fuel Subsidies at Rio+20
Co-founder and Strategic Communications Director, 350.org and ...
How can world leaders at the Rio+20 Earth Summit next week show that they are serious about sustainable development and environmental protection? The answer is simple: end fossil fuel subsidies.
Stalking the Elusive Congressman
On Assignment For HuffPost
We have a new tool. It's been coded so we can keep track of everyone on Capitol Hill, registering their position on fossil fuel subsidies -- and so that we can crowdsource the effort.
Knocking the Wind Out of U.S. Energy Options
Senior Writer, Union of Concerned Scientists
Renewables currently generate only about 5 percent of U.S. electricity, but by 2030 they have the potential to produce more than 40 percent, half coming from wind. And yet, unless Congress acts soon, the wind industry will have to trim its sails.
Rio+20: "We Are Made Wise by the Responsibility of Our Future"
In less than a month, world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nation's 2012 Earth Summit. At stake: a new global green deal that could pull our planet back from the brink of irreversible climate change.
Get Oil, Gas and Coal Off Welfare
Senior Communications Consultant
For this election, let's acknowledge that environmental concerns are not moving the electoral needle -- natural gas will probably not be adequately regulated until the industry destroys an acquifer. And maybe not even then.
Big Oil's Excuses Running on Fumes
Associate Communications Director, The Sierra Club
One could think that an industry that has been around for more than a century should be ready to wean itself from the public trough. But Big Oil's power in Congress is formidable.
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