DeSmogBlog: Fuel Economy Standards To Save U.S. Consumers Billions, Create Jobs, Yet Republicans Say Too Expensive

fuel economy standards.jpg A proposed rule by the Obama Administration to raise fuel economy standards for cars and “light-trucks” is facing mounting attacks by Republican lawmakers. The proposed rule would require all newly manufactured automobiles that fall under the car or light truck category to achieve a minimum gas mileage of 54.5 miles per gallon ...

DeSmogBlog: Who Is Monitoring Fracking Wells And Pipelines? Nobody

see-hear-speak-no-evil.jpg As we here at DeSmogBlog have been covering in exhaustive detail for quite some time now, there is virtually no safe way to perform hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for unconventional oil and gas. Fracking has been linked to numerous problems, including the release of radioactive molecules that cause an array of health problems, earthquakes, and ...

The Scott Ross: Conservative Robocall Double Standard

If a single standard is good, a double standard must be better. On March 5 with his party embroiled in the Robocall scandal Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro stood up during Question Period and called for the Liberals to release their robocall records. When asked less than thirty minutes later if that meant the Conservative ...