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New Fuel Efficiency Standards and Our Gas Guzzling Habits

This post was co-authored by Ulla-Britt Reeves and Toni Reale As the Gulf oil disaster worsens by the hour beyond epic proportions, our nation's fuel consumption from vehicles takes on entirely new…

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Beyond Petroleum - How communities and decision makers are responding to the Gulf oil disaster

Although the oil continues to gush and new photographs of oil-soaked birds and wetlands are circulated daily, some residents and leaders in the Gulf region are looking beyond the current petroleum disaster…

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The Clean Air Act defended in close vote

Earlier today, the Senate voted by a margin of 53 to 47 to reject a resolution sponsored by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (S.J. Res 26).  This resolution was aptly named the "Dirty…

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Dirty Energy Hunt in Florida through 1Sky

Guest Blog by Debbie Attias Last weekend, a group of cyclists and local activists got together for a picnic at Biscayne National Park.  This wasn't just any picnic, though.... From this park,…

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The Wait is Over for Florida as Tar Balls Wash Ashore

Guest Blog by Dr. Enid Sisskin The wait is over.  For the last six weeks we’ve waited and wondered when we in Florida would start seeing the physical impacts of the Gulf…

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Evidence Mounts As We Wait For Meaningful Coal Ash Regulation

EPA has finally taken initial action to regulate coal ash.  In a preliminary announcement on May 4, EPA proposed two distinctly different options for regulating the toxic mess left behind from burning…

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The Gulf Oil Disaster, Vulnerable Communities and Energy Policy

This post was co-authored by Seandra Rawls and Marcus Strong, Clean Energy Policy intern for the summer of 2010. The sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the uncontrollable oil…

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Turning Anger Into Action - Personal Actions In Response to Gulf Disaster

Last week, Jen Rennicks offered a blog for our readers about taking political actions to stop future offshore oil drilling as a response to our nation's largest, most horrific environmental disaster of…

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Deja vu all over again - 31 years later

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." - Edmund Burke (1729-1797), statesmen, writer and philosopher In the past month, commentators and especially offshore-drilling proponents have used the word 'unprecedented'…

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Why BP Withholds Crucial Video of Oil Leak and Lowballs Estimates

It took BP one month, miles of devastated coastline and communities, hundreds of dead wildlife, repeated requests from NOAA, Senators Bill Nelson (FL) and Barbara Boxer (CA) and finally a demand from…