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Windmill in Roscoe, Texas. Source: Flickr (jcwade)

Fund the Solution, Not the Problem

5/11/2012 // By Corey Shott

This week a couple of Members of Congress have thrown their ideas on budget cutting into the mix by proposing legislation to end all subsidies to fossil fuel industries.  Led by Congressman Keith Ellison (MN) and Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), […] Read more >

Build in the floodplains, get flooded.  One tends to follow the other.

Subsidizing Danger and Killing Fish–It Ain’t Smart! Encouraging Building in Floodplains Is Dopey

12/6/2011 // By Jim Adams

Building in floodplains is very bad for salmon (and lots of other wildlife).  It takes away the habitat they need to survive.  And that is bad for people.  It also puts people in harm’s way when the floods come.  And in […] Read more >

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Oil Execs Continue to Defend Billions in Tax Breaks

5/13/2011 // By Corey Shott

As record high gas prices batter consumers and anger voters, Senators on the Finance Committee hauled Big Oil’s top five executives to the Capitol for a hearing on proposals that might just lead to an end to wasteful taxpayer subsidies […] Read more >

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Time to End the Big Oil Boondoggle

4/29/2011 // By Corey Shott

The nation narrowly escaped a budget collision and government shutdown a few weeks ago, but that was just the opening round in the epic battle to rein in out of control deficits in Washington.  While conservation and public health protection […] Read more >