October 10, 2011

Weekly Roundup

Obama administration said it was moving forward with oil-drilling leases off the coast of Alaska 
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Rick Perry's Texas leads the nation in emissions of mercury, heat-trapping CO2, and other dangerous pollutants. bit.ly/qxZrdl

Arctic Ozone Hole Is Largest Ever Recorded exposing populations to high levels of ultraviolet radiation 

EU says tar sands oil is 23% dirtier than conventional oil

New York City launches bike share program with 10,000 bikes

Electric airplane wins NASA prize by flying 200 miles on less than 1 gallon of gas or equivalent amount of electricity. bit.ly/psJYlq

Lester Brown says we don't need a new pipeline

GE to bring solar-powered carports to a parking lot near you

Obama overrules EPA Jackson's preferred ozone rule  

Cooling problems shut down Genkai nuclear plant in Japan. Currently 44 of 54 Japanese nuclear plants are shut down

Conflict of Interest: Obama and Clinton campaign officials now lobbyists for TransCanada / Keystone XL

Conflict of Interest - State Dept. Assigned Keystone XL Review to Company With Ties to TransCanada 

Bill McKibben's thoughts on Occupy Wall Street - the climate movement has your back 

Coal plants are responsible for more than one-fourth of GED [gross external damages] from the entire US economy bit.ly/oxSRsx

Green groups sue US to stop work on Keystone XL oil pipe TransCanada has already started work on Keystone XL pipeline

Koch Subsidiary Told Regulators It Has 'Direct and Substantial Interest' in Keystone XL 

Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales - Bloomberg 

NY Times - Says No to Keystone XL Will we give in to the politics of big oil — or address the reality of climate change? nyti.ms/qVzePQ

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