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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 05:20 PM

Obama "inclined to approve Keystone".

Last edited Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:35 PM - Edit history (1)

What a f*cking surprise.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/15/obama-congress-electric-cars-research

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Reply Obama "inclined to approve Keystone". (Original post)
wtmusic Mar 2013 OP
Eugene Mar 2013 #1
wtmusic Mar 2013 #3
hunter Mar 2013 #2
limpyhobbler Mar 2013 #4
XemaSab Mar 2013 #5
limpyhobbler Mar 2013 #6

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 07:45 PM

1. Updated story at link: Obama pitches clean-fuel car plan in Chicago but signals retreat on Keystone

Source: The Guardian

Obama pitches clean-fuel car plan in Chicago but signals retreat on Keystone

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 March 2013 21.31 GMT

Barack Obama's grand vision of action on climate change shrank to $200m a year to fund research into clean fuel cars, with signs of retreat on the big environmental issues of the day.

Friday's initiative hyped in advance by the White House marked the first move by Obama to make good on the stirring promises of climate action offered in his inaugural speech and state of the union address.

But on the most immediate environmental decision in his in-tray the future of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project White House officials indicated on Friday that Obama's green and liberal supporters would be in for a disappointment. Officials signalled that the president was inclined to approve the project.

Meanwhile, there were signs that the Environmental Protection Agency was retreating on a move to curb carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/15/obama-congress-electric-cars-research

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Response to Eugene (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:32 PM

3. Might as well headline the real story.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 07:55 PM

2. The focus ought to be batteries.

Long lasting affordable batteries would also be extremely useful for solar and wind power systems.

Agricultural fuels are likely to cause extensive environmental damage and make food more expensive. Agriculture of most sorts is not an environmentally friendly activity, most especially chemically or genetically "enhanced" monocultures.

What I'd like to see as an intermediate step in an evolution toward walkable urban communities and dense suburbs is the adoption of lightweight 35mph electric commuter and delivery vehicles.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:57 AM

4. A short video explaining US energy policy


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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 01:20 AM

5. You get a gold star

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:01 PM

6. sweet.

Can't argue with that

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