Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
Softening federal clean air and water laws would be a blow to the local economy, several MT businesses told Sen. Jon Tester.
As we remember watching in horror as oil spilled into the Gulf for weeks on end, let’s also remember we live in a land where there is a growing narrative of solution stories both across the country and here at home that illustrates how we are building the clean-energy economy brick by brick.
We’re sending half a trillion dollars to foreign countries for oil. We’re undermining the financial structure of the United States,” said David Laur of Lacey. “I have a son who’s 4 years old. I don’t want him to look me in the face and ask why we had a chance to move away from an oil-based society and didn’t."
The streetcars rolling through Portland, Oregon, are helping commuters beat the rising cost of refueling their cars and vans and trucks. And, as rising gas prices take a bigger bite out of family budgets, other communities are looking to ease that bite through similar transportation options.
The $2 billion Shepherds Flat project, near Arlington, Oregon, is due to be completed next year. It will stretch over 30 square miles of north-central Oregon and generate enough energy for 235,000 U.S. homes.