Environment

Congress’s Goals on CAFE, Biofuels Don’t Go Far Enough

Congress’s Goals on CAFE, Biofuels Don’t Go Far Enough

December 6, 2007 at 10:35 pm

THE HILL 12/06/07 By Michael Shank Coinciding with the United Nations climate change conference in Bali this week, Congress remains mired in energy bill deliberations. And it appears that foreign leaders abroad are the more formidable fighters against global warming. In the article “New groups get in ring as energy […]

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Steer Concerned Celebrities Instead of Stifling Them

Steer Concerned Celebrities Instead of Stifling Them

November 1, 2007 at 9:56 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 11/01/07 By Michael Shank Sir, Gideon Rachman (“The aid crusade and Bono’s brigade”, October 30) has it right: it is better to have rock stars roiling for debt relief than resorting to hotel room romping. Yet Mr Rachman sides with the cynics on celebrity campaigning by taking issue […]

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Biofuels are Helpful but no Panacea for Relieving America’s Dependence on Oil

Biofuels are Helpful but no Panacea for Relieving America’s Dependence on Oil

September 27, 2007 at 10:05 pm

THE HILL 09/27/07 By Michael Shank, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) House and Senate conferees working on the omnibus energy bill should include provisions in the conference report that will support the expansion of sustainable biofuels. To do that, several myths about biofuels need to be […]

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Pioneers Can Secure Our Future

Pioneers Can Secure Our Future

September 14, 2007 at 10:08 pm

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 09/13/07 By Michael Shank and US Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) Russia, Canada, and the United States are rushing to the North Pole in a pioneer-like land grab for an estimated 25 percent of the world’s unknown oil and gas reserves. One wonders when we will learn. Oil and […]

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Wal-Mart is Walking the Walk on Sustainability

Wal-Mart is Walking the Walk on Sustainability

September 12, 2007 at 9:59 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 09/12/07 By Michael Shank Sir, With reference to “Soft soap? Why the greening of Wal-Mart may hinder the way to a sustainable world” (September 10): it should be a soft sell for the unconverted. Preaching with no less flair than a southern Baptist preacher, Arkansas’ Wal-Mart is leading […]

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Socially Irresponsible Investing

Socially Irresponsible Investing

June 5, 2004 at 11:02 pm

THE MENNONITE Vol. 7, No 11, June 04 By Michael Shank When a financial services firm such as Mennonite Mutual Aid (MMA), a company committed to socially responsible investing, makes investment decisions, they rely on a philosophy of stewardship for guidance. The firm’s philosophy is guided by a set of […]

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Becoming a Prophet

Becoming a Prophet

March 5, 2003 at 11:11 pm

PEACE NEWS No. 2450, March-May 03 By Michael Shank “You can take as much time as you’d like, Michael. We’ve got the place reserved until 6pm,” whispered one of the organisers of Focus on South Asia, the peace conference recently held in Lahore, Pakistan for delegates from India, Pakistan, Sri […]

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