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Robert Redford to Obama: "Say No" to Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (Video)

And here’s why Robert Redford still tops the nation’s roster of celebrity environmental advocates … In this slick video op-ed for the New York Times, he eloquently and winningly makes the top-to-bottom case for why the Keystone XL pipeline is a bad…

Health & Environmental Groups Sue EPA for Failing to Adopt New Smog Rules

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There was a massive sense of betrayal amongst environmental and health groups after the Obama administration announced that it was delaying ozone (or smog) rules that would have greatly reduced pol…

Rick Perry’s Attack Ad: Obama & Romney are ‘Carbon Copies’ (Video)

There’s no love lost between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, the two supposed frontrunners in the GOP presidential primary race. Ever since Perry hurled himself upon the scene and was instantly proclaimed a serious contender by a breathless, conflict-see…

Bill McKibben Links Climate Change to Corruption in Stirring Occupy Wall Street Speech (Video)

The climate activism community is now firmly in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) fight. 350.org joined in the tens of thousands on the streets of New York last week; and now environmental activist Bill McKibben has starkly laid out the links between clim…

Obama: "I’m Not Going to Surrender" Our Clean Energy Industry to Other Countries

Earlier this week, Rep. Cliff Stearns said that the United States should give up trying to invest in its clean energy sector because “we can’t compete with China to make solar panels and wind turbines.” But there are plenty of people who think that w…

Barack Obama: Dealing With Climate Change is "Not Impossible"

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“It is technically difficult to figure out how we’re going to deal with climate change,” President Barack Obama said in a keynote address at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative. “Not imposs…

Seven Democratic National Committee Members Urge President to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

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It’s not just thousands of protestors (a small fraction of whom are pictured above), prominent scientists, nobel laureates, and the Dalai Lama who are urging President Obama t…

Why Won’t Big Oil Subsidies Die?

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One More Time With Feeling: Obama Calls to Kill Big Oil Subsidies
Every year, the American taxpayer writes a check to Big Oil — and that’s on top of buying petroleum-based products and paying through the nose fo…

Obama’s Jobs Speech: Where’s the Green?

Last night, Obama laid out his ambitious plan to put America back to work. In my opinion, it should have looked …Read the full story on TreeHugger

The Jobs for Energy Security Act: What Obama’s Jobs Plan Should Look Like

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Tonight, president Obama will give his somewhat anticipated speech on job creation (unless John Boehner complains that it will interfere with his croquet match, and asks Obama to reschedule). Rumor has it that the plan will be a…