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BP CEO Tony Hayward Goes To Capitol Hill, Gets Pilloried By Congress: 'Shame On You' (VIDEO)

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Channeling the nation's anger, lawmakers pilloried BP's boss in a withering day of judgment Thursday for the oil company at the cen...

Green News Report -- June 15, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Nightmar...

BP Engineer Called Deepwater Horizon 'Nightmare Well' Days Before Blast

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- BP took measures to cut costs in the weeks before the catastrophic blowout in the Gulf of Mexico as it dealt with one problem after...

Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations Sought By House Energy And Commerce Department

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — An oil and gas drilling technique that is becoming more widespread is drawing scrutiny from lawmakers concerned that it may pose a ...

Did Filibuster Reform Lead Sen. Bayh to Quit?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

Bayh blamed lack of bipartisanship for his decision, but of all the potential reasons for his leaving the senate, this one is the most likely to be bogus.

Toyota Recall: Automaker Says It Found Fix For Faulty Pedals

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Toyota said it began shipping gas pedal parts to its dealers Friday for use in fixing the millions of cars and trucks recalled because...

Democrats Divided Over Waxman's Plan To Grill Insurance Executives

The Hill | Jared Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are split over Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) plan to hold high-profile hearings to pressure the insurance industry. Some are convinced tha...

Joe Barton: Republicans Will Repeal Health Care Reform If It Passes

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a conference call last month, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) hedged a little bit on the question of whether Republicans, if they won a congressional ma...

Jeff Muskus

House Health Bill Clears Last Committee Before Floor Vote, Recess | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After nearly two weeks of delays, a health care bill passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee late Friday night, setting the stage for a full fl...

Congressman Courtney on Health Care: "Failure Is Not an Option"

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

This afternoon, I spoke with Representative Joe Courtney. We discussed misinformation, hypocrisy, economic recovery, the importance of grass-roots support and the urgent need for reform.

Henry Waxman's Decade-Long Fight to Improve the Clean Air Act

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Henry Waxman's The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works is a series of first-person yarns containing startling measures of suspense, drama, and pathos.

Sam Stein

Maxine Waters: Rahm To Blame For Obstructionist Blue Dogs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Congress's most liberal members, Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), declared on Tuesday that the White House's problems getting Blue Dog Democrats...

Talk Radio Rules Blue Dog States

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio, and conservative talkers, like Hannity and Limbaugh, have been lying to their listeners about what's in the health care bill.

Jeff Muskus

Blue Dogs Keeping Health Care Stuck In Committee | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Henry Waxman is looking to resume health care negotiations Thursday night. Maybe. Waxman (D-Calif.) heads the House Energy and Commerce Committee, th...

Arthur Delaney

Blue Dogs Party After Health Care Reform Markup Canceled | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce was supposed to be the third leg supporting health care reform legislation already approved by two other Ho...

Jeff Muskus

Waxman: Health Care On Track To Meet Deadline | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee met behind closed doors Monday as they worked to become the third and final House committee to approve ...

Free Allowances to Utilities Are Not Dividends to Consumers

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

It would be as if the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 legislated monetary policy through 1940. Ridiculous, right? I mean, who had the crystal ball to predict that Great Depression thing?

President Obama Folding on Promise to Make Corporations Pay to Pollute?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Sensing the political difficulty of fulfilling his campaign promise of making polluters pay for poisoning the planet, Obama has indicated willingness to compromise on a fundamental principle.

Jeff Muskus

Rangel Wants Health Care Before Climate Change | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don't even think about climate change before health care, Charlie Rangel said Wednesday night. Long on the periphery of the climate-change debate, Ra...

Jeff Muskus

Waxman Gives GOP One More Day To Stall On Climate Change | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Henry Waxman has had just about enough. The House Energy and Commerce Committee's climate-change bill has been besieged by hundreds of (mostly Republi...


Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

I hope that the Sierra Club continues to support the new proposed bill more enthusiastically than they have the "greenwashing" efforts of their shot-gun bride, Clorox Corporation.

Joe Barton Begins "Guerrilla Warfare" On Climate Bill

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The markup session for the landmark Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill is underway in the House Energy and Commerce Committee (live webcast from C-...

Green News Report - May 7, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Fires and bats and bears -- Oh My!; Congress to offer Cash For Clunkers; Some Democrats side with Republicans in stalling cli...

Newt King Coal & Other Big Oil Buffoons

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

This week, the defenders of dirty energy really, really outdid themselves in their efforts to try and derail the clean energy jobs plan currently starting to wend its way through the House of Representatives.

Markey Takes Chairmanship of Key Energy & Environment Subcommittee -- House Geared for Action

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

This is a big deal, even if you don't particularly care about inside Congressional baseball. The Energy and Environment Subcommittee has something the Select Committee does not: subpoena power and legislative jurisdiction.