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Obama’s mixed message on climate change and arctic drilling

President Obama is traveling to Arctic Alaska this week to call for urgent action on climate change, but—and there’s always a but these days—his journey also comes in the context of his recent decision permitting offshore oil and gas drilling by Shell Oil in the same region. 653 more words

Environment

To the Ocean, for the Arctic (a prayer)

Hail Aegir, Ocean, great Lord of the seas, generous host of the Aesir!

Hail Ran, Robber, great Lady of storms!

Hail the Undines, the Billows Maidens, great Ladies of the waves! 822 more words

Environmentalism

.@POTUS: #KeepItInTheGround

Published on Aug 26, 2015

President Obama is heading to Alaska, to talk about the urgency of climate change – in the place where he just approved Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic! 38 more words

Stop Arctic Drilling Act of 2015

The Stop Arctic Drilling Act of 2015 prohibits any new or renewed leases for exploration, development, or production of oil, natural gas, or other minerals in the region. 20 more words

Politics

Arctic Drilling = Arctic Spilling

I remember in Obama’s state of the union address he said “no challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a changing climate”.   286 more words

Politics

Shell Oil Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible (Climate Change, Arctic Drilling)

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a major force behind the scenes in the effort to stall official policies that would combat climate change. 37 more words

Climate Change

Hillary Clinton Cannot Be trusted on Keystone XL and Arctic Drilling

The expansion of the Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, has created intense debate and political controversy. Opponents and environmentalists fear that its extension will further rip up tar sands in Canada to extract oil, resulting in adverse environmental effects from possible leaks to environmentally sensitive areas and intensified carbon emissions. 767 more words