April 22: Earth Day 2013

It’s Earth Day; today is the anniversary of a green environmental movement that began in 1970. The movement has grown from 20 million participants to over 1 billion people who are committed to the planet we all call home. Prior to December 1970, there was no legal way to thwart environmental polluters until Congress authorised the creation of the U.S.… [Read more]

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency!

Today, the Environmental Defense Fund relayed some information that should make all of us breathe a little easier:

The EPA has just announced historic new standards to reduce soot, smog and other dangerous pollution that spews from the tailpipes of our cars and trucks.

With every breath, these standards will deliver cleaner, healthier air to the lungs of millions of Americans, producing billions of dollars of public health benefits every year.[Read more]

Wrapping Up Afghanistan, Moving Forward in Iraq and Nation-Building at Home

During his recent weekly address, President Obama discussed ending the war in Afghanistan, bringing the troops home and rebuilding America. After over a decade at war in the Middle East – America’s longest war – further drawdown of troops and redirecting our attention to home base is welcome news to many of us. Afghan President Hamid Karzai joined the POTUS for talks on the partnership between our two nations and the role of U.S.… [Read more]

Gas Prices Are High. Boo F-ing Hoo

I have never driven a car. I have never had even the slightest urge to learn to drive a car. How truly un-American of me. Un-American and extremely considerate; I would be the worst driver ever to grace the front of a steering wheel. I think I would have three panic attacks trying to buckle the seat belt.… [Read more]

Waking Up: How You Can Move Away from Car Dependence (and Save Money!)

With gas prices approaching (or already at) four dollars a gallon in the United States, it looks like I’m not the only one who is finding out that car free is the way to be. Especially when prices are only expected to increase as we approach the summer travel months. Turns out that the youth are moving towards solutions rather than just complaining about gas prices.… [Read more]

Fossil Fueled Problems: The (biased) Keystone XL Coverage

My involvement with the Keystone XL pipeline began around the same time the media started to cover the issue. I was arrested in front of the White House for protesting against the pipeline on August 26, 2011. Until the week before my arrest, I didn’t know much about what was going on. An oil pipeline? Aren’t those built, like, every day?… [Read more]

spOIL.

Gas. This is one of the central items for our national security and stability. And still the powers that be defend the status quo. And fight to the death to slather the butter of their menace on the bread of truth.

ExxonMobile’s CEO Rex Tillerson, defending his $10.3 billion profit last quarter, “As I look at just the supply and demand fundamentals, I would not expect prices to reach $5.” The man wouldn’t be happier.… [Read more]