Tag Archive for environment

Oil Spill Grows to Twice the Size of Maryland Due to Lack of Safety Controls

The nonprofit environmental group SkyTruth warned that the growing disaster “could soon surpass the sorry benchmark 20 years ago set by the 11 million gallon Exxon Valdez spill.”
Environmentalists say the oil is likely to hit the delta and a series of barrier islands that have still not fully recovered from hurricane Katrina six years ago and which are home to more than 400 species.
BP was at the forefront of recent lobbying of the US government against stronger safety controls for offshore drilling.

Shout the Good News! Rick Warren’s Conversion

When accessing the political apologetics of evangelicals, it is tempting to deal with them on their own terms and question whether their contrition is perfect and sincere enough to remove the stain that their sins have placed on their souls. In Christian terms, forgiveness for sin requires a deep and sincere change of heart accompanied…

BREAKING: US Commerce Department Rejects Toll Road to Trestles

Hot off the presses! Foothill South toll road dealt major blow by U.S. Commerce Department The controversial Foothill South toll road, proposed to connect south Orange County with north San Diego County, was handed a major blow this morning when the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission’s rejection of the…

How to Keep Obama (& Congress) Honest

I’ve been talking about this at C4O Democrats this week, and now I want to hear from all of you on where we need to start to “keep Obama honest”. Oh yes, and the same goes for Congress as well. We elected them because we want change we can believe in, so now’s the time…

Debbie Cook, Speaking Truth to Power

Randy Udall, an ASPO-USA (Association for the Study of Peak Oil) board member, announced the award at the conference on Tuesday afternoon, citing Cook’s willingness to talk frankly about energy issues. “We honored her for her courage, for speaking honestly about energy realities and for promoting an energy program that makes sense,” said Udall, who…

CA-46: Just Because Dana Surfs Doesn’t Make Him Awesome

In case you missed it, OC Register surfing columnist Corky Carroll tried to navigate the political world yesterday. Specifically, the world-famous surfer gave a ringing endorsement of Dana. Why? Well, because he’s “cool” to be around with and he can ride waves. Wow. But what about protecting beaches like Trestles? What about keeping the ocean…

CA-46: Better Leaderhsip for Our People & Our Planet

(Originally posted at Clintonistas for Obama… I know I talked about it yesterday, but I’d like to share this special something with you all.) I live in Orange County, CA. I’m used to seeing scary Republicans that care nothing about environmental justice. But of all the crazy Republicans here, none can be crazier than “Crazy…