Forecast: Destruction On A Massive Shale

Commercial oil shale development in western Colorado is expected to supplant all current uses of the land in areas slated for oil shale leasing, urbanize small towns, dramatically affect regional air and water quality, stamp out agriculture, cause a decline in some property values and drive away thousands of recreation-related jobs while creating thousands more oil shale-related jobs.

Huge Response to DeSmog's "Environment is My Voting Issue in Canada" Facebook Group!

We've had an amazing response in the first 48 hours to DeSmogBlog's new Facebook group called “Environment is My Voting Issue in Canada.”

In the first 48 hours we have had 398 member join - and we haven't even started marketing this group yet!

So if you haven't joined, please do so by clicking here. And if you have, thanks! And please urge all of your friends to join as well. 

This just might be the start of something big!

Christopher Monckton: a Peerless Prevaricator

Tim Lambert at Deltoid has a hilarious wrap of the recent inaccuracies - nay, outright lies - of the ever-entertaining Christopher Walter, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, denier for hire.

Hybrid Taxis: Saving Money (and the World) One Fare at a Time

Hybrid cabs, now all the rage in New York City and San Francisco, as well as in Vancouver, are paying for themselves in fuel savings alone, according to the cabbie who picked me up the other day. He estimated that he was saving $20 per shift (times two shifts a day) on gas, more than enough to pay for the car over its three-year lifespan.

More Bad News for Coal

The dirtiest of fuels is taking a beating this week. Yet another proposed coal plant in the US was cancelled due to concerns about carbon dioxide emissions.
 
In October, the Kansas Department of Health rejected a coal generating plant due to concerns about climate change. Then another coal plant proposal was nixed in Washington State based on worries about the carbon impacts to the atmosphere.
 
It seems this regulatory shift around carbon emissions has not been lost on the coal mongers of the world.

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