Colorado and California: Getting Gassed Together

In the past few weeks, something truly unusual happened here in Colorado. It wasn’t that the Arctic Vortex had taken up residence in the state. The temperature at the North Pole, at least for a moment, was warmer than the prevailing temperatures along Colorado’s front range.

Time for FERC to pipe down – Maya K. van Rossum

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This month, more than 165 organizations and 2000 concerned people from across America sent a letter to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asking for justice. Not justice for any one individual – justice for the country and the environment.

Opinion: SLAPP — a Potent Legal Ploy to Silence Environmentalists

William Potter
The ability to countersue opponents of development projects can strike at the heart of their First Amendment rights. SLAPP stands for “Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation.” It works this way: A developer applies for zoning and other land-use permits to build a facility.

The Conservative Case for Solar Subsidies

JGSM Assist. Prof.  Ben Ho
TO many skeptics, particularly on the right, the spectacular failure of the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra in 2011, after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, demonstrated the industry’s shaky future and the danger of government efforts to subsidize it to success. Fast forward to today.

Proof That a Price on Carbon Works

Lawmakers who oppose taking action to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon often argue that doing so would hurt businesses and consumers. But the energy policies adopted by some American states and Canadian provinces demonstrate that those arguments are simply unfounded.

On MLK Day, environmental justice deserves a key role

January 18, 2016 Environmental Health News As people around the country celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., there’s a Michigan community lacking the most basic of human rights: water. The fallout continues in Flint, Michigan, as the city’s water is leaching lead from old pipes.

Mother Nature’s Invisible Hand Strikes Back Against the Carbon Economy

Is the hydrocarbon economy too big to fail? If the woefully inadequate outcome of the Paris climate conference is any indication, the answer is still a resounding “Yes!” That’s because the overly optimistic agreement conspicuously ignored the core issue driving up the earth’s temperature and warping the world’s already misshaped markets.

2016 could be the year of the veto override

Tweet Share on Facebook Print After dozens of unsuccessful override attempts by Democrats, Gov. Chris Christie’s perfect veto record remained intact when the last legislative session expired Tuesday. But 2016 may well be the year the Democrat-led Legislature finally punctures that record. Assembly Democrats on Tuesday added four new members to their majority.