Environmental Articles 2017-04-05T21:23:50+00:00

Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada

November 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece The first iteration of this story was much more balanced, but this update isn’t, reverting to the usual vitriol of environmental spokespeople. Anyway, I think that this spill should be compared to the [...]

With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval

November 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece Not to be undone by the Washington Post reporting, the New York Times begins its story with the following headline: “With Big Spill to Clean....” then, the reporter breathlessly writes about “the images [...]

Exposed: Harvard Study Omitted Evidence to Allege ExxonMobil ‘Misled’ Public on Climate

November 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece It is very hard to read the political rhetoric of Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Bill McKibbens, PBS, CNN, Post, Times (east and west), Tribune, and many other media assets every day: Where, the [...]

The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled

November 8th, 2017|

Thought Piece With all the hand-wringing and teeth-knashing being done since the two international Lancet Reports and EPA’ s recent environmental report, I thought that I would reprint this piece from 2016: “EPA and the [...]

Sierra Club Asks Fed Court to Stop Atlantic Sunrise Construction

November 4th, 2017|Tags: |

Thought Piece “We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution,” said Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews. It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any environmental [...]

EPA’s new science advisor will bolster objectivity and transparency

November 3rd, 2017|

Thought Piece Again, I will quote to express a historical worry of mine: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H.L. Mencken EPA's new science advisor [...]

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