DeSmogBlog: The Real Train Wreck: ALEC and "Other ALECs" Attack EPA Regulations

shutterstock_2531395.jpg When business-friendly bills and resolutions spread like wildfire in statehouses nationwide calling for something as far-fetched as a halt to EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, ALEC is always a safe bet for a good place to look for their origin. In the midst of hosting its 39th Annual Meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah, the American Legislative ...

Impolitical: SNC-Lavalin in the news, an overlooked angle

SNC-Lavalin is in the news today in a big way: “RCMP raids SNC-Lavalin’s Montreal headquarters.” Thought I would raise an angle on this that might be overlooked. Recall the Government of Canada’s rationale for selling off Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s commercial reactor division to said SNC Lavalin: The Government of Canada has reached an ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“We can sum it up in one sentence: Our technical civilization has just reached its greatest level of savagery. We will have to choose, in the more or less near future, between collective suicide and the intelligent use of our scientific conquests…….Before the terrifying prospects now available to humanity, we see even more clearly that ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Disaffected Lib 2012-03-02 20:09:00

Nuclear power is probably mankind’s only real hope of weaning our civilization off fossil fuels in time to avert runaway global warming. By nuclear power I don’t mean the first or second-generation reactors, the type that you might associate with Fukushima or Chernobyl.  I’m referring to fourth and possibly fifth-generation technologies such as the IFR, ...

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: The Harper government, Ethical Oil and Sun Media connection – rabble.ca

What do EthicalOil.org, OurDecision.ca, JasonKenney.ca, JoeOliver.ca, GoNewclear.com, the original SunTVNews.ca website, Amerians4OPEC.com, Wildrosecaucus.ca, RichardDur.ca, CalgaryWard14.ca, Cummins4BC.ca, CorrieAdolph.com, HeatherForsyth.com, PaulHinman.ca, PierreMP.ca, and DriveOutTheTax.com… ..

Co2 Art: German Nuclear Shutdown Will Cost 9,000-11,000 Jobs, New Dangers of Nuclear

Is the world already too dependent on nuclear power? Germany’s decision to shut down nuclear power generation years early, following the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan this March, will result in up to 11,000 job losses at E.ON, the country’s largest energy company. This was confirmed last week as E.ON posted a net loss ...

The Disaffected Lib: Angela Merkel’s Fossil Fuel Fondness

In the immediate wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sprung into action, rescinding her decision to extend the operation of her own country’s nuclear power plants and moving to have them out of operation as quickly as possible.   So just how does the Chancellor plan to ensure her country’s ...