August 21, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

Secretary Hank Paulson on Climate Risk

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“The solution can be a fundamentally conservative one that will empower the marketplace to find the most efficient response.” Read the entire piece here.

Jon Huntsman Jr Calls for GOP Leadership on Climate

Gov.  Jon Huntsman Jr. keynoting ConservAmerica's annual Theodore Roosevelt Banquet in 2011

“TO waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” These words were spoken by one […]

Years of Living Dangerously

Actor Harrison Ford hosts episode 1 of Showtime's new series, Years of Living Dangerously

Showtime’s new heralded series about climate change debuts this week. The first episode is available now (here). It features our good friend and fellow conservative, Texas Tech climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Don Cheadle, the celebrity who narrates the “Texas” segment in which Dr. Hayhoe is the key figure, ponders whether people of faith and […]

Matt Lewis Podcast: Bob Inglis on a Conservative Approach to Climate

Daily Caller writer, blogger, and conservative commentator Matt Lewis interviewed former South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis this week. Take time to listen to an intelligent conversation on the right side of the issue. Matt Lewis Podcast

Pipelines, trains, or trucks: Let’s have a discussion

Oil train incident in Lac Megantic, Quebec.

There’s been a lot of news lately about accidents involving pipelines, trains and trucks hauling oil. The latest news is several train cars derailing over Philadelphia’s Schuylkyll River. Read a report here. Here’s a Grist column from the past weekend about exploding rail cars. For purposes of this discussion, let’s make the following assumption: Canada […]

Governor Christie on Climate Change

In the heat of his re-election campaign, Governor Christie gave this answer at a recent debate: Governor Christie at gubernatorial debate

EPA Releases Carbon Rules

Tell us what you think! EPA Administrator explains the proposed carbon rules today.

US Chamber Pours Cold Water on….

When the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sounds the alarm about our water resources and infrastructure, you know it’s time to sit up and pay attention. Click Water is Your Business to read the info-graphic.

Political Polarization of the Environment: Who’s to blame?

Yale professor Paul Sabin wrote a thought provoking column last week in the Boston Globe about the decline of Republican environmentalism. While there is plenty of ‘blame’ to go around, he points out that environmental groups need to shoulder their share, too. “Environmentalists exacerbated the Republican shift away from environmental issues by allying forcefully with […]

87% of West in Drought

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This story from the LA Times describes dust bowl-like conditions in western states. How will this impact our lives? Will people and jobs relocate? Will beef prices skyrocket as more and more ranchers cull their herds? What can be done to help preserve the uniquely American West way of life?