Archive for the 'Environment' Category

Rhetoric and manipulation of the facts

By Jacob | Related entries in Environment, Republicans

Senators David Vitter and James Inhofe requested this report from the GAO to find out how much money the EPA spends defending itself against lawsuits. The purpose, I’m sure, was to reinforce the rhetoric that “Big Green” wastes taxpayers money. Here’s the rub: The report shows that 30% of lawsuits came from environmental groups while […]

September 15th, 2011 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

The Final Frontier

By Jacob | Related entries in Bipartisan, Environment, General Politics, McCain, WTF?

It’s come to the attention of this reporter that the Rapture is, in fact, going to occur. Documents leaked earlier today describe how a bi-partisan team of Senators, dubbed the Gang of 14, working closely with President Obama have developed and set into motion a plan to save Humankind – FROM GOD! It seems a […]

May 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Top Kill

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Obama, Oil, Political Graffiti

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May 31st, 2010 | Permalink| 39 Comments »

Why Isn’t The Government Getting More Involved In Oil Spill?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Money, Oil

It seems to be a question that’s popping up a lot lately, and the simple answer is: they don’t know how to stop it. Of course they have the authority. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 gives Obama all the authority he needs to take over the spill if need be. But the government just […]

May 24th, 2010 | Permalink| 49 Comments »

SHOCK: Oil Spill Leaking Nearly 4M Gallons Of Oil A Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Energy, Environment, Oil

Previous worst case scenarios estimated the spill to be pumping 2M gallons of oil a day into the gulf, but new numbers paint a much darker picture. Here’s how the two leaks shake out… Leak A: 70,000 barrels a day + Leak B: 25,000 barrels a day = 95,000 barrels a day One barrel of […]

May 23rd, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Could Kevin Costner’s Oil Spill Centrifuge Help The Gulf?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil, Technology, Video

Ironically, the star of Waterworld (which I like…by the way) might be just the guy to help save the water in the Gulf of Mexico. Check out the nifty gadget he and his brother has been funding the development of (to the tune of $15M) for the past 15 years. Apparently, it can remove between […]

May 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Oil and Plastic

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Environment, Oil, Political Graffiti

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May 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Gov’t Doc Reveals Gulf Oil Gusher Could Yield Shocking 2M+ Gallons A Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil

A leaked document tells a sobering tale of 10x the amount we thought was escaping the ocean floor before… “The following is not public,” reads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Emergency Response document dated April 28. “Two additional release points were found today in the tangled riser. If the riser pipe deteriorates further, the […]

May 1st, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Limbaugh Suggests Oil Spill Caused By Environmentalists?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Palin, Partisan Hacks

Hey, if he’s right, shame on them. Well, more than shame on them. They should spend their lives in prison for all of the destruction they’ve caused. But for some reason…I don’t think folks who have spent their lives defending the environment would deliberately cause one of the worst environmental disasters in our lifetime just […]

May 1st, 2010 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Drill Baby Drill vs Spill Baby Spill

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil

The equivalent of 5,000 barrels of oil are being dumped into the gulf…every…single…day. Folks, we’re looking at a disaster bigger than Exxon Valdez. It’s that serious. And that could have devastating effects on our economy. From Fox News: The shrimp season begins in early May, as the shrimp move from estuaries out to sea, Long […]

April 29th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »