April 20, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

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?

GOP Losing Young Voters Over Climate?

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The Guardian reports that three-quarters of young voters view our party’s denial or inaction on climate is a problem for them. “Republicans in Congress who reject the science behind climate change could soon be reduced to political fossils, with new polling on Wednesday suggesting three-quarters of young voters find such views “ignorant, out of touch […]

The Climate for Presidential Leadership

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Today, President Obama unveils his strategy to curb and deal with the impacts of climate change. As conservatives, we heartily agree with this phrase from the opening statement of the plan: “….we have a moral obligation to future generations…” Because Congress has failed to act—under both Democrat and Republican leadership—the President is left with limited […]