Obama to veto Keystone XL approval, Boehner issues bogus press release, while the Cape Wind project flops

Now that Republicans have majorities in both houses of Congress, they’re planning to ramrod some extremist so-called-Conservative legislation that undermines all sorts of useful things, primarily in clean technology or environmental protection.  A case in point is approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project that environmental groups like 350.org have…

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House Transportation bill headed into train wreck due to extreme right-wingers

The transportation bills being considered by the Senate and House are operating in different universes, with the Senate following the usual bi-partisan process to create good transportation policy, and the Republican-dominated House larding their bill with extreme right wing ideology that would doom mass transit systems, gut environmental review processes, and fundamentally change transportation system funding…

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NRDC says to Speaker Boehner’s energy plan, don’t drill and drive

According to the NRDC, House Speaker Boehner wants to steer America onto a disastrous transportation policy path, that makes America’s energy security and environmental problems worse, is financially dangerous, and leaves the nation’s highway system subject to political manipulation akin to taking a road to nowhere. On Feb 2 the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure…

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A Dirty Little Footnote to the Energy Bill

A Dirty Little Footnote to the Energy Bill ( By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO, Published: April 15, 2005, NYTIMES.COM) This article concerns itself with a gasoline additive, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). The additive is the subject of a lot of support in Congress, partly because it is made from methanol, derived…

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