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Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill To Undermine Obama's Climate Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed legislation Wednesday evening allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's plan to regulate emissions from ...

The Cancer That's Poised To Explode

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Not long ago, a new medical epidemic arose: 'the cancer.' When people started to live longer, their aging bodies began to succumb to this disease we only poorly understood. Looking back, it is clear that much has changed for the better.

Ed Whitfield Wins Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) was projected to defeat Democrat Charles Hatchett in the state's 1st District on Tuesday. Whitfield chairs the House Subc...

Happy Vacations, Healthy Skin

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The U.S. cannot afford to fall further behind in skin health. Aging demographics demand quick legislative action to improve our access to the best skin protectants available.

Dirty Denier$ Day 18: Congressman Ed Whitfield

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Congressman Whitfield should learn the many benefits of reducing pollution. Lives saved, asthma attacks prevented, and heart attacks avoided just to name a few.

Eliot Nelson

Grimes, McConnell Hurl Insults At Annual Kentucky Free-For-All | Eliot Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

FANCY FARM, Ky. -- On Saturday, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) was giving a speech and was interrupted by a heckler supportin...

GOP's EPA Attacks Discredited

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

As soon as the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new proposal Monday calling for a 30 percent reduction in power plant carbon emissions by 2030...

Christina Wilkie

This Man Refuses To Be Intimidated By Threat After Testifying On Horse Abuse | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 24 hours after testifying on Capitol Hill about the horrifying abuse of championship Tennessee Walking Horses, animal welfare ...

Christina Wilkie

Why This Congresswoman Opposes Effort To End Horrifying Horse Abuse | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cruel practice of "soring" championship gaited horses by wrapping their hooves in corrosive chemicals and then applying chains or ba...

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

Kate Sheppard

Coal State Lawmakers Move To Defang EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two coal state lawmakers -- a Republican House member and a Democratic senator -- introduced legislation on Monday that would kneecap E...

Lucia Graves

House Democrats Seek To Subpoena Koch Industries Over Keystone XL | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats took the political offensive on Keystone Wednesday, seeking to probe connections between the multi-billion dollar projec...

Lucia Graves

White House Doubles Down On Pledge To Defend Clean Air Act | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday threatened to veto legislation that would delay the implementation of certain air quality standards by furt...

Democrats Probe Koch's Interest In Oil Sands Pipe

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

Democratic U.S. lawmakers have asked Congressional panels to look into whether Koch, an energy company led by brothers who are powerhouses in conserva...

Ed Whitfield Admits His Allegiance to the Industry

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I have news for Congressman Whitfield -- the industries crying out for your help didn't elect you. The people elected you.

Dirty Air Extremism in Congress

David Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Hawkins

Thousands of other scientists have concluded that global warming pollution threatens our health and welfare. And Congress responds, "No it doesn't, and we have the votes to prove it!"

When Man's Best Friend is the Best Medicine

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I often think about the hardship and trauma that America's soldiers experience in serving our country, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in some other ...

Helping Vets, Pets, and Primates

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Congress took two steps in recent days on animal issues, as part of its larger bills related to the Department of Defense and military spending.

Slippery Slope: Three Members Of Congress Hosting Ski-Trip Fundraisers This Weekend

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The upcoming weekend will be a big one for ski trip fundraisers. According to invitations received by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, three legis...

Healing Heroes and Helping Hounds

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Operation Heroes and Hounds is a way to support the men and women who served our country, and give a second chance to the animals who ended up in shelters through no fault of their own.

Obstructionist Lawmakers Harm Animals and the Economy

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

If they were truly concerned about the economy, self-described fiscal conservatives like Boehner, Bishop, and King should have been the first to line up today in support of the mustang legislation.

Putting a Stop to Pay-Per-View and Pay-to-Kill Hunting

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The Sportsmanship in Hunting Act would ban the remote shooting of live animals over the Internet and the trophy shooting of exotic mammals held captive inside fenced enclosures.

Is Your Representative Opposing Escalation in Afghanistan?

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Last week, some members of Congress sent President Obama a letter that urged him to "reconsider" his order deploying 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan. But the list of signers was awfully short.