Environmental Politics

"Is Coal Port Money Fueling Republicans’ Campaigns?"

"Promoters of a giant coal export terminal, proposed for north of Bellingham, have given $40,000 to the Washington Republican Party, bucks that a Western Washington University professor suspects are being funneled into campaigns of sympathetic but officially 'non-partisan' Whatcom County Council candidates."

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10/04/2013

"Campaigning Again, for Obama to Say ‘No’"

"WASHINGTON — Elijah Zarlin was handcuffed outside the White House two years ago for joining in weeks of protests against the Keystone XL pipeline. His arrest would have been an ordinary rite of Washington, except for one thing: Mr. Zarlin had been an aide at the headquarters of Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign."

Source: NY Times, 10/04/2013

Binz Ends Troubled FERC Bid, Blasts Critics for Playing 'Blood Sport'

"President Obama's pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has asked that his name be yanked from consideration, citing a deadlocked Senate panel and stiff opposition from right-wing groups that turned the confirmation process into a 'blood sport.'"

Source: Greenwire, 10/02/2013

NBC Cancels NRA-Backed Hunting Show After Host Likens Critics to Hitler

"NBC Sports Network gave a controversial NRA-sponsored safari hunting show the axe over the weekend, ending a week of controversy that was initially sparked when the network aired an episode in which the host gleefully shot and killed a bull elephant."

Source: Huffington Post, 10/01/2013


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