Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Verdict on Obama's Green Team | Controversial EPA Pick? | Right-Wing Paranoia

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December 16th, 2008
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Environmental Progress Is a Cause for Right-Wing Paranoia  

Environmental Progress Is a Cause for Right-Wing Paranoia
By Janet Smith, Intelligence Report
Some conservatives have the wild notion that environmental policies are out to destroy American's freedoms. Read more »

 

This week we've got tons of content about the announcements of Obama's environmental cabinet positions, which have not been without controversy and a look forward at some of the positions still left to be filled.

We've also got great pieces by George Monbiot and Evo Morales and a bizarre look into a sect of the Right that sees environmental progress as call for huge alarm.

Thanks for reading,

Tara Lohan, Senior Editor

 

Obama Makes His Green Team Official  

Obama Makes His Green Team Official

Obama officially announced his picks for four leading positions in his green team, but more appointments are yet to come. Read more »

Obama's Controversial EPA Pick  

Obama's Controversial EPA Pick

Lisa Jackson is getting mixed reviews for her industry ties and the trail of toxic waste left behind in her last job. Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Steven Chu is a Great Energy Pick  

Top 5 Reasons Steven Chu is a Great Energy Pick

Most importantly his "views on climate change would be among the most forceful ever held by a cabinet member." Read more »

Why Michael Pollan Doesn't Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture  

Why Michael Pollan Doesn't Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture

The writer is not biting at an Internet-fueled citizen's movement to draft him for the cabinet post, but he does have some suggestions. Read more »

Change You Can Eat: Obama's Pick for Secretary of Ag May Finally Shake Things Up  

Change You Can Eat: Obama's Pick for Secretary of Ag May Finally Shake Things Up

As someone who eats organic and knows what a CSA is, foodies have high hopes for Obama challenging Big Ag. Read more »

It's Official: We're Just a Few Years from Peak Oil  

It's Official: We're Just a Few Years from Peak Oil

Until this year's report, the International Energy Agency mocked people who said that oil supplies might peak. Now they've changed their tune. Read more »

Bolivian President Evo Morales: 20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Environmental Disaster  

Bolivian President Evo Morales: 20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Environmental Disaster

Capitalism's glorification of competition and thirst for limitless profit are destroying the planet. Read more »

 

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