Tag Archives: Fossil Fuels

Lamar W. Hankins : Pipeline Debate is Mired in Disinformation

Coming your way? Pieces of the pipeline. Image from National Radio Canada. Keystone XL Pipeline debateis mired in disinformation The Keystone XL Pipeline project has virtually nothing to do with American energy independence, but everything to do with enriching Canadian … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Pipeline Debate is Mired in Disinformation

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Chris Hedges : Heartland Resistance to the Pipeline

Treesitters in Winnsboro, Texas. Photo from the Tar Sands Blockade.Resistance in the heartland:The Great Tar Sands Blockade Ranchers, farmers, and enraged citizens, often after seeing their land seized by eminent domain and their water supplies placed under mortal threat, have … finish reading Chris Hedges : Heartland Resistance to the Pipeline

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Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

Political cartoon from the LA Progressive.Oil addiction generates denial The major sin of the big oil companies was to get their customers addicted, to set up lobbies to keep them addicted, and to deny the looming shortage problem, including the … finish reading Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

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Lamar W. Hankins : Gasoline Prices and Political Nonsense

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow: The oil speculators’ dream, from Harper’s Weekly, 1965. Image from cw-chronicles.com / heatingoil.com.Gasoline prices, the XL Pipeline,oil speculators, and political nonsense The giddy, knee-jerk response to higher gasoline prices is the thoughtless mantra ‘drill, baby, drill.’ … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Gasoline Prices and Political Nonsense

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Jim Hightower : The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

Valero refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. Image from Nation of Change.The Keystone XL flim-flam The dirty little secret that those pushing so urgently for building Keystone XL don’t want you to know is that the tar sands oil producers are … finish reading Jim Hightower : The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

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Richard D. Jehn : Moving Through the End of Growth

Transformation time. Image from Fluxed Up World.Moving through the end of growthand the collapse of the U.S. as we know it Welcome to the New World. By Richard D. Jehn | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2012 Although my … finish reading Richard D. Jehn : Moving Through the End of Growth

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Jack A. Smith : The U.S. and Irreversible Climate Change

Cartoon from Saida Online.With U.S. leading the way:Irreversible climate change looms By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2011 The Obama Administration has largely remained passive about the critical imperative to reduce greenhouse gases to limit … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The U.S. and Irreversible Climate Change

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Alyssa Burgin : Cronyism, Corruption, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Don’t mess with Texas. Photo by Jon McLaughlin / National Resources Defense Council.‘Regulatory capture’:Cronyism and corruption in the Keystone XL Pipeline approval process By Alyssa Burgin / The Rag Blog / October 19, 2011 AUSTIN — On November 6, 2011, … finish reading Alyssa Burgin : Cronyism, Corruption, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Jay D. Jurie : Keystone XL is a Pipeline to Big Profits

Canadian tar sands crude oil. Image from The Alaska Gas Pipeline.Keystone XL:A pipeline to big oil profits Former NASA scientist Jim Hansen has argued that if tar sands development continues and the pipeline is built, it is essentially ‘game over’ … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Keystone XL is a Pipeline to Big Profits

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Roger Baker : Playing ‘Peak-a-Boo’ With the Earth

Cartoon by Andrew Weldon / The Age / National Museum of Australia-Canberra.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part I: Fuel prices and the global oil supply By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 8, 2011 In recent … finish reading Roger Baker : Playing ‘Peak-a-Boo’ With the Earth

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Bill Freeland : Electric Cars Not All That ‘Green’

Graphic by Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog.All-electric cars:The not-so-green alternative By Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog / September 30, 2010 Conventional wisdom has just assumed electric cars are clean because there’s no tailpipe. So the focus has only … finish reading Bill Freeland : Electric Cars Not All That ‘Green’

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Formula None : Is Austin Cruisin’ For a Bruisin’?

UPDATED JULY 2, 2010 Formula One racing: coming your way. Photo from Business Week.Controversy brewing:Is Formula One the right fit? By Stefan Wray / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2010 AUSTIN — If I told you I hated fast … finish reading Formula None : Is Austin Cruisin’ For a Bruisin’?

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