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How Obama can use the government's purchasing power to spark the clean-energy revolution.
Louisiana can't go cold turkey: it can only wean itself off oil through an orderly transition.
The BP disaster could be the catalyst for an invigorated environmental movement.
Imagine that the cost you pay at the pump reflected not only the cost of gas without all of the government tax breaks and subsidies to the oil industry but also the political, health and environmental costs of drilling for oil.
On The Nation on Grit TV, Mark Hertsgaard argues that oil to Louisiana is like heroin to an addict. It's high time we started the weaning process.
If the United States government is the largest energy consumer in the world, asks Nation contributing editor Christian Parenti, why doesn't it use its massive buying power to support real green, clean energy technologies—instead of subsidizing the catastrophic failures of oil giants like BP?
As he pushes climate and energy legislation, will Obama keep up the tough talk?
How taxpayers are subsidizing BP's disaster through the Pentagon.
The Bronx bears the environmental burden of supporting a city of 8 million people, and is saddled with a 14 percent unemployment rate. That makes it the perfect laboratory for green jobs initiatives.