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Global Warming: What, Me Worry?

“On the premise that spring is too beautiful for a depressing topic like Iraq, I thought I’d take up a fun subject—global warming.”

Posted on Apr 3, 2006 READ MORE


Abramoff Ties to Russians Probed

The federal government is examining lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s dealings with Russian energy executives, reports the Boston Globe. This is a scandal that could involve billions (not millions) of dollars.

Posted on Feb 23, 2006 READ MORE


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From moviereporter.net

‘Syriana 2’

China is set to plumb Iranian oil fields in a $100-billion deal, complicating U.S. efforts to isolate Tehran and providing Iran more money to pursue its nuclear ambitions.
Can someone please call Stephen Gaghan to figure this one out for us? Or maybe this is a case for Truthdig’s Orville Schell, who knows a thing or two about China?

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Roasts Cheney

“Don’t let your kids go hunting with the vice president. I don’t care what kind of lucrative contracts they’re trying to land or energy regulations they’re trying to get lifted. He’ll shoot them in the face.” | video

Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE


Sweden Plans to Be World’s First Oil-Free Economy

The progressive European enclave has set a 15-year limit on its switch to renewable energy. | story
Hey, they won’t even have to get on a plane to collect their Nobel Prize!

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


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Illustration by Karen Spector

Kicking the Oil Addiction: Bush Lied, Again

Cut imports? Medicare savings? Just kidding! As one White House official confessed, they just fib for your benefit. 

Posted on Feb 6, 2006 READ MORE


Bush’s Hypocrisy on Oil

We agree with Arianna and the Washington Post on their incredulity about Bush’s plan to wean the U.S. off oil.

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Advisors: Don’t Take the President Literally on his Vow to Reduce Mideast Oil Imports

One day after Bush pledged to reduce Middle East oil imports 75% by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic advisor tell reporters that the president misspoke. Their clarification is a bit confusing. | Read on to figure it out.
Regardless, Reuters is reporting that Bush’s energy “plan” (skepticism ours) will not meaningfully reduce our dependence on foreign crude. | story

Posted on Feb 2, 2006 READ MORE


Rep. Dennis Kucinich
From commondreams.org

Kucinich Blasts Bush’s State of the Union

In an exclusive Truthdig podcast, Rep. Dennis Kucinich swings away at the president. Excerpt: “[Bush] hasn’t gotten the message that all his underpinnings of the war have been knocked out. They’re standing totally on lies.” | podcast and transcript

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


Enron Elephant
Illustration by Karen Spector

Put the Politicians in the Enron Docket

There simply would be no Enron story were it not for the deregulation of the energy market ushered in by Republican politicians.

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Role as Iran’s Nuclear Midwife Is Noted

A Brown University professor writes: “Every aspect of Iran’s current nuclear development was approved and encouraged by Washington in the 1970s.” | column

Posted on Jan 30, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. To Rely On Private Sector To Defeat Climate Change

Officials tell a global summit that fuel-efficient technologies will reduce greenhouse emissions. | story Meanwhile, German scientists say that plants may be producing greenhouse gases. | story

Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE


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