Lieberman-Warner Climate Bill Voted Down by Big Oil

A little data-crunching by the folks at Oil Change International finds that Senators who voted against the Lieberman- Warner Climate Security Act have received on average 3 times more oil money than those who voted for the Bill since 2000.

Avg Oil/Gas Money Per Vote

Yea (48) $54,948
Nay (36) $159,288

Check out Oil Change International's Follow the Money tool - a great resource for tracking the oil lobby's influence over elected representatives.

With such a close vote, do you think Lieberman-Warner would have passed if there was no such thing as an oil lobby in Washington?

Canada Passes Major Climate Bill - Government Ignores It

You know how Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000, but lost the election?

Well, in a way, that's kind of what happened in Canada recently.

Last week, a Bill called The Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-377) received a majority vote in the House of Commons and if enacted would be the toughest climate legislation passed by any national government in the world.

Heartland "500" Still Co-Authors

As most of the blogosphere will remember our Heartland 500 story from the other week, I thought it was time for a quick update.

For those who don't remember, take a quick read of this quote and you'll get the picture:

I view that the inclusion of my name in such a list without my permission or consensus has damaged my professional reputation as an atmospheric scientist.”

That quote is from Dr. Ming Cai, Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology, Florida State University. Dr. Ming Cai (along with many other researchers) was none to pleased being listed as a “co-authors on a paper produced by Dennis Avery, Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute, titled “500 Scientists Whose Research Contradicts Man-Made Global Warming Scares.”

Canadian Government, Media Officially Unconcerned About Environment

Conservatives Trash Oilsands Court Ruling; Papers Bury Story

 Sloughing off a court decision which held that a proposed Imperial Oil (i.e. Exxon Canada) oilsands project is an environmental hazard in the waiting, the Conservative Cabinet of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a green light to the development yesterday.

In response to which, Canadian papers tucked the story into the business pages - in those cases where you could find any coverage at all.

Is it any wonder?

Rick Santorum's dirty words

November 7, 2006 was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for a lot of Republicans. It's the day the Democrats won the majority in the US Senate and House. Über-conservative Republican Senator Rick Santorum was one of the Republicans who lost his seat that day; it was the “largest margin of defeat for an incumbent Senator since… 1980.” Ouch .

Determined not to be relegated to the “where are they now?” column, Santorum has been keeping his conservative fan club happy with his semi-regular opinion pieces in the Philadelphia Inquirer. He pontificates on his favorite subjects, like “family values ” and “evildoers “.

However, today Santorum digresses, and puts on his “clean coal” salesman hat.

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