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America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time,
the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign
oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

On the second day of the invasion of Iraq, US commandos seized two Iraqi
offshore oil terminals in the Persian Gulf, capturing their defenders
without a fight.

As the Earth's population surges toward the 7 billion mark, the
following twist on an old maxim perhaps best applies: A single birth is
a joyous occasion. A billion births is a tragedy.

3/13/01
Abandons pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

3/28/01
Rejects Kyoto Protocol.

When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

Dolores Huerta flouts the smug conventional wisdom that the 1960s are
behind us. She won't settle down and become an anachronism.

A new source of energy offers a way to wrench power from ever-fewer
hands.

In May 2001, the White House issued a National Energy Policy report, known as the Cheney Report: the state of our national oil reserves. In 2000, half the oil we consumed was imported.

How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global
landscape.

Blogs

It's outrageous that, nearly two years after the spill, not a single bill has been signed into law to protect or restore the ecosystem and communities of the Gulf.

April 18, 2012

The Green Festival is a two-day party with a very serious objective: expanding popular support for policies aimed at ecological sustainability and social justice.

April 17, 2012

Mitt says his opponents “don't understand the economy.” Neither does he. 

March 20, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

There's no way to move to renewable energy sources like wind and solar without ending the subsidies to an industry that's already earning record-breaking profits.

March 16, 2012

A Republican measure would have allowed TransCanada to begin construction on the pipeline immediately. 

March 8, 2012

Who benefits from the multi-billion-dollar settlement between BP and victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

March 5, 2012

Last Friday, protesters gathered in Paris, Texas, to support Lamar County farm manager Julia Trigg Crawford’s eminent domain court fight with TransCanada, which is proposing to run the Keystone XL pipeline through her 600-acre family farm along the Red River.

February 23, 2012

Republicans are sure to use Keystone XL as a major campaign issue—but they have the facts wrong.

February 21, 2012

The goal is to blitz the Senate with at least 500,000 messages in the next twenty-four hours imploring the reps to stop the pipeline, which would be the most concentrated burst of environmental advocacy this millennium.

February 13, 2012