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Because there is no way that companies could obtain insurance to compensate them for ALL liabilities in case of an accident, liability limits such as the one for offshore oil drilling (and the similar Price-Anderson...

The Brookings report documents something that has been apparent now – at least anecdotally – for several years, which is that America’s cities (some of them, anyway) are in the midst of a renaissance.

If the new government follows through on these measures, we can add Britain to the list of countries embracing a new energy future that cuts global warming pollution and rebuilds the economy on a sustainable...

Folks, mark this down. Read the Senate testimony and digest its meaning. Because this is how engineering catastrophes - including ones with massive environmental consequences - happen. It's not just one thing that goes wrong...

The Boston water crisis - while far smaller in scale and impact than the Gulf oil spill - is a perfect example of why worst-case scenario planning is so important.

This is exactly the kind of disaster environmentalists have warned about for decades – a disaster that the oil industry has repeatedly told the public was virtually impossible. And it is occurring as we speak....

The ability to see how the government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy - it allows citizens to monitor spending and hold elected officials accountable. Over the past five years, at least 32...

Happy Earth Day! To mark the occasion we have a sinking oil rig off the coast of Louisiana that is leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico, following an explosion that may have cost as...

If we’re going to solve global warming, we need all the good ideas we can get. And there is no better place to try those ideas out than in the “laboratories of democracy”: the states....

It is untrue that global warming pollution and economic growth move in lockstep. It is possible to grow the economy while producing less pollution.

A host of studies, including a recent one by the National Academy of Sciences, have shown that there are plenty of cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities in America's existing buildings, enough to slash energy consumption by...

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced new fuel economy and emission standards for cars and light trucks that represent a huge leap forward in reducing our dependence on oil and cutting global warming pollution. This progress...

Despite passage of new federal health care legislation, the nation will still need to address the problem of health care expenses that have been increasing faster than wages and that are consuming a larger share...

It doesn't take too much sleuthing into the scientific record to find out that global warming is expected to lead to exactly the set of changes that buried D.C. in snow and are even now...

Two closely related efforts this month are drawing attention to the fact that cheap housing in far-off exurbia isn't as cheap as it seems - and that compact neighborhoods with good access to transit aren't...

There's an old myth about solar energy that it is always "five years away."No longer. Solar energy is here, and it's ready to make a big contribution to America's energy future.

Most people who work in green jobs don't work in "GREEN JOBS." They work in regular jobs that benefit from investment in clean energy technologies.

Efficient passenger rail service is a clear winner of an investment: it is more energy efficient, less damaging to the environment, eases our dependence on oil, and can help support more sustainable patterns of development....

Fiscal conservatives and clean energy advocates agree that loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors are a waste of taxpayer money. Frontier Group research contributes to an opinion editorial by Environment America's Anna Aurilio in the...

General Motors announced last week that it will be adding 180 new jobs building electric motors at its facility in White Marsh, Maryland, an indirect result of stronger vehicle emission standards adopted by the Obama...

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