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Who Gets Hurt From Fed’s Weak Fracking Rules?

By: Carol Pierson Holding   Regulation can be a great reason to behave well, though industry rarely sees it that way.   After five years of planning, 1.5 million comments, intense lobbying from the oil and gas industry, and innumerable … Continue reading

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Climate Change Advocates Need Positive Branding

By Carol Pierson Holding   The idea of branding climate change seems like another exercise in navel-gazing until you consider the effectiveness of the opposition. They’ve got branding down, relentlessly repeating the mantra, “science is inconclusive and solutions are exorbitant … Continue reading

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Are Earthquakes Our Most Effective Ally Against Fracking?

By Carol Pierson Holding   In response to pressure from students, faculty — and apparently alumni — who oppose Harvard Endowment’s refusal to divest its fossil fuel stocks, Harvard University’s President Drew Faust’s office issued her second statement on climate … Continue reading

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GE’s Ecomagination Lacks Eco and Imagination

By Carol Pierson Holding   Remember back in 2005 when General Electric (GE) launched its Ecomagination initiative? Its purpose, as the liberal news site Grist put it at the time, was “to ramp up development of clean technologies and lighten … Continue reading

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To Frack or Not To Frack

A recent New York Daily News cartoon features the dilemma faced by New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo.   http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/bramhall-cartoons-february-2013-gallery-1.1252690   Governor Cuomo had been barreling towards a late February deadline to decide whether or not to allow fracking in large … Continue reading

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