Rich Piltz, a true climate hero, passed away Saturday. Rick was a man of principle, a genuine whistle blower, who resigned from the U.S. Global Change Research Program in 2005 to protest political interference with climate change communication by the Bush-Cheney Administration.
On Thursday, former President Bush sat down to speak to more than 2,500 oil and gas industry leaders at the DUG East conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Among the topics he covered was the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, though Mr. Bush could not see why the pipeline was ever even a question.