Stop telling us what to do, former mayor tells Santa Fe council

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  Local Government, Local News, New Mexico, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

'DON'T TELL ME HOW TO BRUSH MY TEETH!": Sam Pick, a quirky politician who nonetheless was a popular mayor in Santa Fe, says the current city council spends too much time discussing issues beyond the city limits.

Sam Pick can brush his own teeth, thank you. The former mayor says the City Council should focus on relevant issues and stop opining on national affairs.

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Keystone Kops: Critics complain about Santa Fe resolution against pipeline project

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Energy, Environmental, Featured, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline will not go through Santa Fe.

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McAuliffe’s ‘green’ supporter made fortune in coal, gas and oil

By   /  September 27, 2013  /  Virginia Watchblog, WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

GREEN MONEY: Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer made his pile by investing in coal, oil and gas. (Photo by Stuart Isett/Fortune Green)

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — The self-styled environmentalist helping to bankroll Terry McAuliffe’s campaign made a chunk of his fortune by betting on coal.
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer has contributed $900,000 on behalf of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, while attacking GOP rival Ken Cuccinelli on environmental issues.
But green is a new shade for [...]

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IRS also may be targeting free-market education groups

By   /  June 10, 2013  /  IRS, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Kevin Mooney | Watchdog.org
Eighteen months now and counting – that’s how long Doug Loen has been waiting on the Internal Revenue Service to approve his application seeking nonprofit tax status.
The South Dakota resident suspects that may be because he has become part of a larger national story, but one with an added dimension that [...]

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State Dept. report is bad news for Keystone pipeline foes

By   /  March 1, 2013  /  Climate Change, economic development, Energy, Environment, Environmental, Global warming/climate change, National, Nebraska  /  28 Comments

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By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog
Updated 6:35 p.m. Friday
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department released a draft Friday of its environmental review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline — dealing a blow to environmentalists by concluding the pipeline wouldn’t have a big impact on the rate of extraction of tar sands oil in Canada [...]

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