DeSmogBlog: Want to Communicate More Effectively? Buy Joe Romm’s book Language Intelligence

Book-Cover1.png If you are a blogger, a commenter, a tweeter, a public speaker or any type of communicator, you will benefit immensely from picking up a copy of Joe Romm’s fantastic new book, "Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga." DeSmog readers are likely familiar with Joe’s incredible work over ...

DeSmogBlog: Dirty Energy Industry Sues EPA Over Clean Air Initiatives

smoke-stack1.jpg In a blatant insult to the millions of Americans who would breathe easier under the EPA’s air pollution controls, the dirty energy industry, along with other groups, has sued the EPA to stop regulating toxic industrial air pollution. The Center for American Progress has the story:   Two essential Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, regulations ...

DeSmogBlog: Beginning of The End for Big Oil’s Billion Dollar Subsidies?

oil-drum-stuffed-with-money.jpg Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to kill, once and for all, the billions of dollars worth of subsidies that are flowing from the federal government to the oil industry. Under Menendez’s proposal, the $4 billion annual corporate welfare handed out to oil companies would instead be used to ...