Saturday, August 20, 2011

Millions of dollars is still millions of dollars even if it does smell of batshit.

There was an article in the Washington Post:

Climate-change science makes for hot politics
By Joel Achenbach and Juliet Eilperin, Published: August 19

There were further comments on the article and the topic on Climate Progress:

Washington Post Labels Global Warming a ‘Wedge Issue’ — But Doesn’t Seem to Know What That Term Means
By Joe Romm on Aug 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Neither article asks why the Republicans suddenly switched from climate science to batshit crazy climate science denial. I think the primary reason for the sudden (in just 4 years) switch is the infusion of millions of dollars from totally batshit crazy billionaires like the Koch Brothers into the GOP campaign coffers.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Our Fracking Gashole Governor is a dirty energy warrior

“This is a last ditch effort by dirty energy to eliminate green energy by flooding the energy market with cheap gas.” Mark Ruffalo
"Quietly but systematically, the administration has all but shut down the state Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Energy and Technology Deployment -- the state's primary energy office -- and removed directors and reassigned staff in the Office of Energy Management in the Department of General Services and the Governor's Green Government Council. 
It has also forbidden state executive agencies from signing contracts that suThe changes will put more than 100,000 "green jobs" in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries at risk, according to Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future -- PennFuture - "
Corbett quietly turning off the lights on renewable energy
Sunday, August 14, 2011
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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