Expect to hear plenty of national security squawking around a hearing to be held tomorrow by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to examine whether Keystone XL is in the nation’s best interest. General James Jones will be one of the...continued→
Josh Mogerman, Deputy Director, National Media, Chicago
Three things are pretty central to my hometown, Springfield, IL: the state capitol, Abraham Lincoln, and corn as far as the eye can see. In a way, all three of these central Illinois icons pushed me to where I am today with an abiding love for nature, history, and catty politics. They also combine to make me acutely aware that we occupy a unique moment in history where our actions or inaction will resonate for generations to come.
As for NRDC, I handle communications for a weird mix of NRDC's efforts including energy issues in the Midwest, greening of Chicago, endangered species and western wildlife issues.
When I am not worried about dirty fuels and changes to the Endangered Species Act, play bass guitar, try to keep my 120 year old house on the south side from crumbling and chase around a wee-bitty son, born on … you guessed it … Lincoln's birthday.
Believe it or not, lots of us at NRDC read the Wall Street Journal every day. So, imagine our shock when we saw a full page ad calling us out as job-destroying Big Green Radicals in that august paper this morning. For grins and giggles, we...continued→
If its not on your radar, Vice Magazine is has created an edgy $1.4 billion media empire. Beyond their print magazine and big social media footprint, they have an Emmy-nominated show on HBO right now and are expanding to try...continued→
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Canada’s paper of record, The Globe & Mail, ran an important column from respected economic voice Jeff Rubin today making clear the environmental realities associated with the Keystone XL pipeline....continued→
It has been a pretty frustrating day on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline front. Lots of reporters seem to have been working off of the State Department's briefing that took place this morning, rather than reading the actual Supplemental...continued→
Well, at least somebody’s profiting from the Asian carp advance on the Illinois River... Back in 2011 I was blown away by videos of the Peoria Carp Hunters taking on the invasive species with samurai weapons while waterskiing infested waters. And the notoriety that came from...continued→
It sounds like a shadowy comic book origin story: super-powered mutant is accidentally released onto the landscape and mayhem ensues. Sadly, what we are seeing in Midwestern rivers is real life, even though Asian carp are really starting to...continued→
Posted July 25, 2013 by Josh Mogerman
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Three years ago today a million gallons of tar sands oil slopped the Kalamazoo River in Michigan from a rupture in Enbridge’s Lakehead pipeline system. It seems like ages ago. But...continued→
One of the things that beguiles people about climate change is that they cannot see it in their day to day. But some striking images made their way into my inbox this morning from a prominent photojournalist documenting an...continued→
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 As I laid out buckets to catch the water dripping down from the ceiling in my new home last night and wet-vacced water out of my soggy basement where it...continued→
My Presidents Day weekend was spent in DC, in the shadow of history and amongst folks who share my concerns of its looming implications. 35,000 of them actually, at the Forward on Climate rally just below the Washington Monument...continued→
As our energy landscape is undergoing rapid changes in this country, our infrastructure is playing catchup. For example, there is news out of Wisconsin that operators of a refinery in Superior are considering the construction of a facility in...continued→
I made a quick stop in to Hong Kong on my way to NRDC’s offices in Beijing last week. But while taking in the sights of the fascinating city in southern China, Chicago was very much on my mind…and...continued→
With the proliferation of pipeline incidents in the last year and the ongoing oil contamination of the Kalamazoo River two years after Enbridge’s tar sands mess in Michigan, it is clear to see why disaster preparation drills are essential. But...continued→
The folks in Enbridge’s Marketing Department have an unenviable job these days. The Canadian pipeline company that stands as the spear point of a concerted tar sands industry effort to foist more and more of their dangerous gunk through the...continued→
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