TAG: Grover Norquist

Fight Against Pipeline

Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

Last fall, President Obama delayed the northern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline project. A project that would transport carbon-intensive crude tar sands from Canadian strip mines to refineries in Texas. Environmental groups strongly supported the delay, and are now finding themselves forced to band together again to encourage the president to stop the pipeline altogether in his second term. However, these environmental groups may have found a new ally in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and it comes as a slight surprise. Zogby Analytics, a polling group, just conducted a survey showing very strong support for renewable energy… read more

The Norquist Bombshell

Carbon tax swap

Grover Norquist, the influential lobbyist who has bound hundreds of Republicans to pledge never to raise taxes, said a proposed “carbon tax swap”—taxing carbon pollution in exchange for cutting the income tax—would not violate his pledge. This admission may help open the bipartisan dialogue on climate change, given the reluctance (to say the least) of Republicans to have those important discussions regarding the environment. On the heels of the election where the Americans who voted showed a rejection of the status quo environmental policy, it would behoove Republicans to jump on the progressive bandwagon, at least pertaining to reducing the… read more