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Moving Beyond “Drill, Baby, Drill”

August 31, 2010

Some who attended the 2008 Republican Convention had a sinking feeling when Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele shouted out his “drill, baby, drill” slogan. The slogan is an ill-advised attempt to rally Republicans around a simplistic and unrealistic answer to the nation’s energy concerns. Because the United States sits atop less than 3 percent […]

Measuring Obama’s Environmental Record

February 28, 2010

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), recently released its Presidential Report Card, giving President Obama a B+ on his first year in office. Ironically, that is the same grade Obama gives himself. The prominent national environmental group bases the score primarily on the president’s efforts related to climate change, which is the environmental community’s top […]

Conservatism’s Green Roots

August 31, 2009

This year’s debate over climate change legislation has provided a vivid illustration of how today’s conservative political and media leaders approach environmental issues. The opposition to environmental protection efforts is almost reflexive in nature. Indeed, even before Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) rolled out a draft of their cap-and-trade climate bill in […]