wept090 Exposed: Why the GOP wants to eliminate Clean Air Act provisions [cartoon]
Whether we can believe this see-through-elephant-trunk footage or not, the possibility that elephants have a triple fitration system within their trunks has to have some credence. Otherwise, why on earth would leading Republicans try to make it easier for big polluters to further pollute the air we (their consitituents, and the rest) breathe?

From Greenpeace: “Every year, in the US alone, fine particle emissions from power plants are believed to cut short the lives of 30,000 people. Every year, 38,000 heart attacks, 12,000 hospital admissions and an additional 550,000 asthma attacks are a result of power plant pollution.”

…but who needs clean air?

More
From The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Dirty Air Extremism
From Greenpeace: (health effects of) Coal Power Plants
From The US EPA: Clean Air Act
Again, the NRDC: Coal in a Changing Climate
From the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Asthma Facts and Figures (interesting bits on who is most affected…you decide why)

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WEPT088 Apples may lose trees [cartoon]
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Mixed message from USDA chief Vilsack [cartoon]

February 3, 2011

US Ag Secretary, Tom Vilsack tells us to eat more natural foods a few days after fully deregulating GMO alfalfa…I’m confused. Confused as well? Read the links below and try to figure out this mess. From The New York Times: Government’s Dietary Advice: Eat Less From Elephant Journal: The USDA caves to Monsanto. What now? [...]

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BREAKING: Deleted Monsanto cartoon panel, leaked!

January 29, 2011

Unlike the former Monsanto cartoon on this subject, this version shows a bit more clearly who surrendered the future of organic agriculture to Monsanto. There’s been a lot of talk from both sides (organic and biotech) about compromise. That is misleading and almost laughable (read: cryable). Dear Monsanto,You poisoning us (consumers of organic food) and [...]

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Official Release of “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” by Peter Joseph

January 27, 2011
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An important part of thinking about building a sustainable future for ourselves is considering that some of the premises and paradigms which brought us to this point need to be discarded. Maybe even most of them. But because we don’t talk about that, we can’t get out of the trap we find ourselves in. So [...]

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Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin’s lifeguard

January 26, 2011

Ronald Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine, thus spawning the one-sided, fear-mongering, bs-fest that is Rush Limbaugh and inevitably, FOX News. Now I think I see why Palin called him “America’s lifeguard” (referring, of course, to Sarah Palin’s America). Wondering what the Fairness Doctrine has to do with the environment? Read the links below. Why is [...]

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The Republican triple threat

January 24, 2011

Look who’s behind the people you support… What to read From Grist: We can’t beat China at cleantech as long as GOP keeps kissing fossil-fuel ass From Ecopolitology: Koch Brothers–Tilting at Clean Energy From The Inspired Economist: Koch Industries Exploits Unemployment Rate to Support Big Oil Agenda From PlanetSave: Greenpeace Exposes Oil Industry’s Really Dirty [...]

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Chefs Alice Waters and Dan Barber Back Bluefin Tuna Boycott

January 18, 2011
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Two of the United States’ leading chefs have joined the Center for Biological Diversity’s (CBD) campaign to save bluefin tuna, one of the world’s most imperiled fish. Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, Calif., and Dan Barber, owner of Blue Hill in Manhattan, have signed a pledge not to serve bluefin in their [...]

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The World According to Monsanto – Full Documentary

January 18, 2011
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The World According to Monsanto is an in-depth Documentary that looks at the domination of the agricultural industry.

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The Aging Activist

January 18, 2011
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Don’t ever lose your passion or desire to take action for what you believe in. The rest of Joe Mohr’s cartoons, and cartoon updates and other green news on Twitter @GreenCartoons.

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