Monthly Archives: February 2014

Separating fact from fiction: a challenge for the media

A misleading coal industry-funded study that claimed the iPhone uses as much electricity as two refrigerators leads Jon Koomey to ask: why do the media keep falling into the trap of lending credence to people who continue to put out incorrect statements, … Continue reading

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Keystone XL tar sands pipeline & the “National Interest”

The release of the State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline initiates the final stage in the permitting process: the 90-day National Interest Determination. The multiple reasons to oppose granting a construction permit include an … Continue reading

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