The Environmental Impacts of Fracking in the United States

Fracking is completely safe, right? Our oil and gas companies, the media, and even the government agencies designated to protect us have led us to believe the process is safe. But is it?

Last Exit to the Road Less Traveled

"We are no longer at a fork. The fork is half-a-century behind us. The goal is not to get the superhighway to somehow re-route itself and follow the path less traveled."

The Big Three

So long as progressive leaders are allowed to back-pedal on this topic—to try, somehow, to go forward based on the old economics of “commodity” money—little progress can ever be made to address the Big Three challenges that are growing more formidable every day.

YOU’RE ABOUT TO SEE SOME REALLY COOL GREEN RENEWABLE ENERGY STUFF

Green renewables are getting slicker, cooler, and more practical. This article contains a fair amount of link candy, so please ready your clicker and come along for the ride.

Where Safety Considerations Don't Matter; The Keystone XL Story

An explanation pre-decision on what will happen with the Keystone XL Pipeline, the danger present, and where people can go if they are interested in changing the circumstances. The Keystone XL Pipeline would be a ticking timebomb if built, so why are we considering it? MOPSA is the name.

Mainstream Media Helped Big Polluters Legitimize Climate Change Denial

Mainstream media outlets have lent credence to conservative think tanks funded by big polluters who have organized a concerted disinformation campaign for years to propagate climate change denial and skepticism

Republicans and Democrats Can Not Lead the Climate Change Charge

Today, people realize that there is a correlation between human activity and what happens in our environment. If we dump into rivers, we will pollute it for residents.

Fukushima and the Pernicious Lie of the Sustainability of Nuclear Power

Fukushima Daiichi was back in the news this week after another offshore earthquake triggered a new tsunami warning in the prefecture of the tattered nuclear plant. Fortunately, this time the tsunami was miniscule compared to the one that led to the original meltdown, but the problems at the plant, like the problems with nuclear power in general, remain both omnipresent and potentially catastrophic. It is imperative that we, as Real Progressives, realize that nuclear power is neither green nor sustainable, and that, like the petroleum infrastructure, we are forced to live with the myriad of established installations. We must look to truly sustainable options for any new construction and any incidence of governmental subsidy.

The Land Beneath the Pipeline: Standing Rock & Obama's Chance to #HonorTheTreaties

John Laurits explores the meaning of the United States' treaties with Native Americans in light of Standing Rock's resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

How We Can End Wars for Oil

Of the 7 countries the US is currently bombing, our attacks on Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are largely due to US government support of fossil fuel interests. We are supporting Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen that is starving 14 million innocent civilians so we can stay on the Saudi’s good side; the US wants a gas pipeline built from Qatar to Europe via Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Open Letter on Climate Change

This is an open letter to the Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians and all of their supporters (with the Green Party I’m just preaching to the choir). Climate change is real, and the danger is imminent. We have now an atmospheric floor of 400 ppm CO2.