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June 20, 2008 | Article

Silver Lining in the Stratospheric Price of Oil?

The Wall Street Journal reports that the rising cost of shipping everything from industrial parts to living-room sofas is forcing some manufacturers to bring production back to North America and freeze plans to send even more work overseas.

This could stem the loss of domestic manufacturing jobs, if not result in a job increase at home.

June 13, 2008 | Article

But We're Used To Playing David

The State of Colorado is about to adopt new rules governing oil and gas development in the state.

The strangely named Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will soon change the state's permitting process for oil and gas extraction. (If the Commission is supposed to conserve oil and gas, why is everything it does concerned with taking fuels out of the ground?)

June 9, 2008 | Article

"I Can't Stand It"

As the average price of a gallon of gas tops $4 for the first time this week, TV pundits are having a field day. There's nothing like bad economic news that everyone can understand to bring out the blather.

May 15, 2008 | Article

Alaska Wants to Buy a Few Scientists

As everyone knows by now, the administration has moved to give Endangered Species Act protection to the polar bear—sort of. The bear goes on the list, but there a big footnote that says that energy development can proceed unhindered. Interior Secretary Kempthorne proclaimed that the Endangered Species Act must not be used to combat global warming.

Various forces, including the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation, pledged to contest the listing in court. To have any hope of success, they'll need some tame scientists on their side. Read on.

May 8, 2008 | Article

It’s a Gas War, Let's Ration

We are strictly nonpartisan and apolitical here at Tom's Turn, so we will be naming no names today.

Let's put it this way. Two powerful and influential figures with overweening political ambition have suggested that the federal government should suspend federal gasoline taxes between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year to provide some relief to people suffering from soaring prices.

February 25, 2008 | Article

Exploiters Rush into Melting Arctic

With late winter, sunlight returns to the North Pole, revealing an ice-bound ocean that looks deceptively like it always has—a frozen, pristine wilderness. Deceptive, because profound and rapid change is underway from the forces of climate change and our relentless quest for energy.

November 26, 2007 | Case

Saving Colorado’s South Shale Ridge

Earthjustice successfully defended a proposed Colorado wilderness from oil and gas drilling—protecting kaleidoscopic canyons and the wildlife within.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Preventing Oil Spills in U.S. Waters

Earthjustice intervened to oppose industry challenges to an EPA rule protecting rivers, streams and wetlands from oil spills.

May 26, 2005 | Case

Fighting to Protect Otero Mesa

Earthjustice successfully blocked a plan by the Bush administration to open Otero Mesa in New Mexico to oil and gas development.

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