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Efficient Vehicles: A Better Way to Go

9/24/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

The Obama administration, a labor union and key auto manufacturers have joined with the state of California to reach a critical deal requiring passenger vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Read more >

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

No More Delays on Climate Action, Enviro CEOs tell White House

9/20/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was delaying release of  proposed new standards to rein in global warming pollution from new and existing power plants, 19 environmental leaders wrote President Barack Obama today urging a […] Read more >

Pipeline fires, spills and explosions exact a toll on local economies that industry refuses to account for in its job estimate. Image by Tom Burford.

Keystone XL a Job Killer, Says Cornell

9/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Echoing some of our previous posts, the Cornell Global Labor Institute has just released it’s analysis of the job impacts from the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Their take?  It will kill more jobs than it creates. Cornell says: […] Read more >

President Obama speaks to attendees at Friday’s announcement  (Credit: Sarah Chieffo)

Double Your Own Fuel Economy

8/1/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

Getting excited about the President’s fuel efficiency announcement Average fuel economy in America today is about 26 miles per gallon (mpg) across all cars and light trucks (SUV’s, pickups, etc.).  The President announced  Friday a landmark agreement made with automakers, the […] Read more >

Offshore Wind Power One Step Closer to Reality in U.S.

5/13/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today, the Obama administration proposed to eliminate a speedbump on the road to clean wildlife-friendly energy.  The Interior Department said they are doing away with an unnecessary and redundant step in the procedures it uses to initiate the leasing process […] Read more >

Make Solar Energy Wildlife Friendly!

4/1/2011 // By Helen Chmura

I’m a big believer in renewable energy and reducing pollution that leads to climate change, but I’m also a big believer in protecting wildlife habitat.  So, what’s a person to think when the goals of renewable energy development and protecting […] Read more >

Pennsylvanians Protest Rep. Thompson's Anti-Environmental Votes

Public Backlash Intensifies Against Polluter Bailout Bill

2/27/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

Oil companies and other polluters have once again convinced a new crop of political leaders to take a crowbar to the nation’s environmental laws and try to wedge open a few new loopholes. It first happened in 1995.  Congress’ attack on the […] Read more >

Spring Greening: Obama Calls for Americans to “Get Outside!”

2/17/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Spring is around the corner and Americans are excited to get back outside! The Obama Administration agrees, yesterday releasing the America’s Great Outdoors report, which serves as a blueprint for how American families can reconnect to nature. The report, part of a broader […] Read more >

New White House Report on Great Outdoors

2/16/2011 // By Mary Burnette

Today President Obama is announcing a new conservation and recreation agenda for the country, detailed in a report entitled “America’s Great Outdoors.” The President established the America’s Great Outdoors initiative in April of 2010 and charged several government agencies to […] Read more >

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UPDATE – Canadian PM’s White House Visit Stirs Controversy Over Dirty Energy

2/3/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet Friday and “clean energy” is reportedly on the agenda according to the Canadian Broadcasting Company.  More likely to come up however is dirty energy from tar sands.  A decision on the controversial Keystone XL […] Read more >