News for Greens

Bernie Sanders: Savior or Seducer of the Anti-War Left?

Posted by in politics, Violence

by HOWARD LISNOWFF, Counterpunch Ashley Smith’s “A Socialist in the Senate? The Unfortunate Truth about Bernie Sanders,” (November 15, 2006) tells the tale of how the political Left gets thrown under the relentless wheels of the military-industrial complex by supporting candidates who do not consistently serve the interests of peace. The decimation of the forces for peace is predictable as they are sacrificed and offered up to the gods of electoral politics. The marginalization in each electoral cycle of the Left is a testament to how relentless the political/economic system…read more

Exxon CEO Advocates Emissions Tax

Posted by in Environment, News

[From WSJ] By RUSSELL GOLD and IAN TALLEY The chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp. for the first time called on Congress to enact a tax on greenhouse-gas emissions in order to fight global warming. In a speech in Washington, Rex Tillerson said that a tax was a “more direct, a more transparent and a more effective approach” to curtailing greenhouse gases than other plans popular in Congress and with the incoming Obama administration. “My greatest concern is that policy makers will attempt to mandate or ordain solutions that are…read more

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A Move Toward Veggie Power Aloft

Posted by in Environment

By MATTHEW L. WALD, NY Times Published: January 6, 2009 WASHINGTON — Burned by the cost of jet fuel, the aviation industry is trying everything from algae to camelina and jatropha as alternatives, but specialists say that some of the new fuels, which include coal, might simply trade one set of problems for another. On Wednesday, Continental Airlines will test a fuel made from algae and jatropha, a tropical shrub with an oil-bearing seed, in a Boeing 737 jetliner, in a two-hour flight beginning and ending in Houston. Leah Raney,…read more

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