Posts Tagged with "Congress"

5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Monday, January 27, 2014

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5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Time is running out to stop a secretive global trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership from getting Fast Track status at the end of January. “Fast Track” means the U.S. Congress would essentially forfeit its constitutionally protected duty to determine U.S. trade policy by giving the executive branch the authority to negotiate and finalize the [...]

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Bob Kincaid: Self-Determination, Appalachian Style

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Bob Kincaid: Self-Determination, Appalachian Style

Guest post by Bob Kincaid - Board Chair of Coal River Mountain Watch It is a historic day for Appalachia. Long one of America’s most neglected regions, Appalachia has suffered for years from abuses by the coal industry. Among the latest affronts are horrible health consequences outlined in a series of scientific papers detailing the diseases [...]

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Congress: Protect the Forests and Wildlife of the World From Illegal Logging

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Congress: Protect the Forests and Wildlife of the World From Illegal Logging

Did you know that almost half of all rainforest destruction is done illegally? Government corruption, lax laws and poor enforcement result in widespread illegal deforestation across the globe. This unofficial forest clearing makes it extremely challenging to truly protect critically endangered species like the orangutan or Sumatran tiger from extinction and it contributes enormous amounts [...]

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Chevron CEO John Watson Must Have Some Tasty Shoes

Monday, June 27, 2011

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Chevron CEO John Watson Must Have Some Tasty Shoes

I’m sure a guy who makes $14 million a year can afford some pretty fancy and stylish shoes. But who would have thought they’d actually taste good, too? And yet they must, because Chevron CEO John Watson sure spends a lot of time with his foot in his mouth. First there was Watson’s incredibly out [...]

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A REAL Climate Scandal Emerges – Will the Media Pay Attention to Skepticgate?

Friday, January 28, 2011

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A REAL Climate Scandal Emerges – Will the Media Pay Attention to Skepticgate?

Remember Climategate? Right before the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, somebody hacked the University of East Anglia’s servers and stole a bunch of emails between climate researchers. As the world’s leaders debated a global treaty to deal with the climate crisis facing our planet, the mainstream media paid an inordinate amount of [...]

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Why the Bailout is a BAD Idea

Monday, September 29, 2008

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If you’re like me and have a feeling this is a crappy deal but you weren’t sure exactly why, take a look at David Sirota’s latest article on the subject. Here is a summary of the article… the top five reasons members of Congress should (and as we’ve seen today, many have) vote against the [...]

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Gore’s Testimony in Congress

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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Al Gore is taking his fight to the U.S. Congress. He’s testifying before two committees that he once served on, the House Science and Energy Committees. Here’s part of his opening speech. Thanks to Nancy Pelosi’s office for posting (I think…who really knows). What’s your favorite quote?

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