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Category Archive: environment

Jan 07 2009

Corporations Must Not Have Been Interested

After nearly a decade of enthusiastic environmental rape, Bush brings the battered victim some flowers: Coral reefs worldwide are in peril. Marine species, protected by ineffective regulations, are being fished to extinction. Ocean pollution has our seas nearing cataclysm. Fortunately, there’s one group that’s doing something about it. The Bush Administration. It’s true. On Tuesday, …

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Dec 11 2008

No Fucking Comparison

President-Elect Obama once again reduces me to tears of joy: President-elect Barack Obama‚Äôs reported selection of Dr. Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy is a bold stroke to set the nation on the path to a clean energy economy. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, is the sixth director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a …

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Dec 11 2008

Backing Bush Down

Sometimes the environment wins: Here’s some unexpected good news. The Bush administration has decided to back down on its last-minute efforts to loosen a pair of environmental regulations: The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday abandoned its push to revise two air-pollution rules in ways that environmentalists had long opposed, abruptly dropping measures that the Bush administration …

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Dec 06 2008

Corporate Responsibility: BoA Gets It Right

Sometimes, just sometimes, corporations do things that make me proud: This summer, after months of conversations, some top executives from Bank of America agreed to accompany NRDC staff on a fact-finding trip to Appalachia. In July we flew them over moonscaped mine sites in West Virginia, took them to Kayford Mountain for a closer look …

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Oct 18 2008

We Have One Week to Save the Grand Canyon

George W. Bush has a vision for the Grand Canyon. But it’s not this. It’s this. These are photographs of Orphan Mine, an abandoned uranium mine on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Mining stopped there in 1972, but the environmental impact continues today: Visitors walking along the canyon rim must detour around the …

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