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  • State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

    State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking
    Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...
  • Summer Road Trip Checklist

    Please do not reuse this story without the permission of Content that Works. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most of us spent at least one summer vacation crowded into a station wagon, minivan or SUV, passing the time playing car-spotting games and...
  • What's to be done about energy rates?

    What's to be done about energy rates?
    In the crazy days of California's 2001 electricity crisis — rolling blackouts! Enron! market manipulation! — the Legislature wisely imposed strict rules on how the state's investor-owned utilities priced energy. The idea was to protect...
  • Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead

    Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead
    California has already adopted some of the world's most aggressive policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Now Gov. Jerry Brown has raised the bar even higher — setting a new, more ambitious target to reduce the pollutants that are responsible for...
  • Sen. Kirk calls for sanctions on Russia over jet disaster

    Sen. Kirk calls for sanctions on Russia over jet disaster
    Sen. Mark Kirk, reacting to reports that the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine earlier today was caused by a surface-to-air missile, took to Twitter this afternoon to call for expanded sanctions on Russia in response to the incident....
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs

    Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs
    A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
  • Feds reject renewable energy project in Silurian Valley

    Feds reject renewable energy project in Silurian Valley
    Saying the project “would not be in the public interest,” the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's  application for a controversial wind and solar farm in the Silurian Valley. The closely watched decision is...
  • Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]

    Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]
    The wind-power power struggle at the highest levels of Maryland's Democratic Party seemed to have been decided in May when Gov. Martin O'Malley bucked Rep. Steny Hoyer to veto legislation that would have essentially killed a green energy project on the...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip
    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
  • Solar panel stance just plain wrong

    I was shocked to see my competitor in the Broward County Commission race for District 6, Rep. Joe Gibbons, pen an editorial in the Sun Sentinel that aligns himself with the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, and the utilities in calling for an end to solar...