Tag Archives: coal

The Monday after the People’s Climate March

On Sunday I reposted Peter Sinclair’s ‘Tipping Point‘ article about the hundreds of thousands who took to the street to protest against government inaction on climate change. Today’s post is not a post about passing the climate tipping point as suggested by Guy McPherson. Instead, it’s a public tipping point. I’m suggesting you read another […]

The US is NOT an oil exporting country

A recent Business Week article looked at the politics affecting the construction of the XL pipeline. If you’re joining late, this is the proposed pipeline that will carry Canadian oil from tar sands across the US to the Gulf of Mexico, ostensibly for refinement at refineries in Texas and Louisiana. Proponents tout cheaper gasoline and […]

“Ban Fracking–keep America Poor”

This was what another cyclist yelled at me as he passed (I’m sporting this sticker on my helmet). It happened earlier today, when I was getting in a last bike ride in Prospect Park before Hurricane Sandy makes its much heralded visit. ┬áMy response was on the lame side (“ban fracking–keep water drinkable”). I’ve written […]