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  •  Yes. What about Keystone.................... (1+ / 0-)
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    Joe Bacon

    I don't trust this president anymore.  He talks.. and he does things that don't match his rhetoric or worse.....don't live up to his promises.  To endorse Keystone speaks volumes more that his usual smiling, well elucidated, verbal smoke screens.  
    I no longer have an ability to trust him within me...it's too murky now.  Too much cognitive dissonance between his likable persona and his real actions or lack thereof.

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      is that we need to leverage -- cheer him for speaking and giving direction for (some) good actions -- to pressure him to continue to speak about climate and to take ever stronger measures.

      Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

      by A Siegel on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:05:15 AM PDT

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    •  Right on! (1+ / 0-)
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      Jeff Simpson

      And I'd like to add:

      what about mercury emissions regulations?!

      what about much stronger Cafe standards?!

      what about boosting renewables with stimulus funds?!

      what about extending the wind ptc?!

      what about strengthening shipping emissions regulations?!

      what about interstate emissions regulations?!

      what about support for vehicle electrification?!

      If all that doesn't get done, then it's all just a bunch of flowery rhetoric!!!

      Oh wait... The Obama Administration did get all that done...

      it just seems like some liberals weren't paying attention.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:22:35 AM PDT

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    •  The Keystone Fight Continues (1+ / 0-)
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      Jeff Simpson

      But putting the first-ever carbon pollution regulations on new and existing coal-fired power plants is a huge deal and will make this industry no longer "cheap energy."

      Coal can't compete unless it is allowed to pollute our climate, air, and water for free

      For taking this bold step, the President has my full support.

      "Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel

      by greendem on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 11:47:23 AM PDT

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