Looking for the Public Outrage

Monday’s Washington Post piece, “Historic oil spill fails to produce gains for U.S. environmentalists” was right, but not complete. So far, the BP oil disaster has brought tar balls and Tony Hayward into the public arena, but it has not brought about the dramatic sea change needed to move America to a clean energy future.

Big Oil Attacks Solar in CA

A recent REW post by SolarFred highlights the latest legislative efforts by dirty energy lobbyists to stop the growth of solar, wind and clean energy industries that Americans favor by more than 90 percent. As SolarFred writes, Texas-based oil company Valero led a legislative initiative onto California’s fall ballot that links the state’s dirty air to its 12 percent unemployment rate.

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