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Inhofe's Drought, McConnell's Fire

William S. Becker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

In other words, global warming is injecting steroids into weather disasters. Without countermeasures, it will get much worse. Yet the response among deniers in Congress is to escalate their campaign to sabotage any government effort to reduce the pollution responsible for climate change.

Capito Bill Brings Out the Knives for the Clean Power Plan - Frightening Remake of Murder on the Orient Express

David Doniger | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
David Doniger

Sen. Capito's bill thrusts multiple knives into the Clean Air Act, seeking to kill the Clean Power Plan in as many ways as coal and power company lobbyists can think of.

Oklahoma - First State to Choose a Federal Plan for Power Plant Carbon Pollution (Don't Worry, They'll be OK)

David Doniger | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
David Doniger

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued an executive order yesterday prohibiting her state's environmental agency from even beginning to develop a state plan to limit power plants' carbon pollution.

32 States What? Senator Inhofe's Fuzzy Math on States and EPA

David Doniger | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
David Doniger

Sen. Jim Inhofe opened an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing today with a chart that paints 32 states (in green no less!) as though they have lined up solidly in opposition to EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

Steve Horn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The NDAA also included a provision that opened the floodgates for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the U.S. -- cars that would largely be fueled by gas obtained via fracking.

Inhofe's Grand Climate Conspiracy Theory: It's All About Barbra Streisand

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The recent news on the front ...

Inhofe Claims He 'Probably Wouldn't Be Here' If He Had Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Sunday that he "probably wouldn't be here" if he had been insured under the Affordable Care Act, referring to his eme...

Climate Deniers, Meet Joe Camel

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In short, the global warming deniers are as wrong as the smoke-blowers who said in the 1960s that a pack a day was fine. No one seriously argues today that tobacco isn't bad for you -- and if they did, no one would listen.

GOP Senator Recovering After Emergency Quadruple Bypass

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY -- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe isn't expected to return to Washington for at least two weeks, as the conservative Re...

We All Burn Because the GOP Wasted 30 Years

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

If you voted for Reagan, Bush senior, or George Bush Jr. or any senator or congressman who denies the reality of climate change, you must take responsibility for all of its terrible consequences.

GOP Measure Limiting Food Stamps Fails

Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate has rejected a Republican amendment to turn the federal food stamp program o...

Inhofe 'Proud' To Be A Target In Climate Change Documentary

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

Sen. James Inhofe is taking criticism of his climate change denial as a compliment. The Oklahoma Republican is one of the central targets in the ne...

GOP Senator Makes Extreme Claim About Benghazi Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday made a strong claim about the Obama administration's handling of the Sept. 11 anniversary terrorist attack on...


Edward Flattau | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Oklahoma, the home base of Republican Senator James Inhofe, Congress' most outspoken denier of global warming, is in the throes of the worst drought in decades. Where does that leave Inhofe, who unabashedly calls global warming a gigantic "hoax"?

RFK Jr. Calls GOP Senator A 'Call Girl'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Not all the drama on Tuesday night involved Super Tuesday. Robert Kennedy Jr. issued a strong criticism of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Twitter. ...

Senator Talks Bestiality

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Monday that the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy did not "legalize be...

A Sick Joke

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The reality is that harmful algae blooms such as the one whose fumes temporarily put Senator Inhofe out of commission are becoming more prevalent due to rising global temperatures.

Green News Report: October 26, 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: Cholera ou...

Lucia Graves

Inhofe Still Insists 'We're In A Cold Spell': Is The Heat Getting To The Senator? (VIDEO) | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) reiterated his skepticism of climate change science during an outdoor interview at the Capitol this week, in the midst of th...

Jim Inhofe Brings Naked Al Gore Prop To Senate Floor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) addressed climate change on the Senate floor Monday, bringing along with him an unusual prop -- a naked Al Gore poster. Cli...

Why Climate Change Deniers Should Still Support Green Energy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.19.2010 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

On the issues that matter most to Americans right now -- jobs, the economy, and security -- climate action makes good political sense.

Inhofe: 'I Believe In Racial And Ethnic Profiling"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) knows he's not politically correct, but he doesn't care: "I believe in racial and ethnic profiling," the GOP senator annou...

Inhofe: 'I Believe In Racial And Ethnic Profiling"

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not many senators are willing to own up to this, but here's Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) in today's Fort Hood hearing in the Armed Services Committee. ...

Inhofe: 'We've Had All The Fun We're Going To Have'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican senators have repeatedly denied that they are delaying health care reform for delay's sake, saying the American public wants more time to c...

Inhofe To Boxer: 'We Won, You Lost, Get A Life' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe has won the battle against global warming -- or so he thinks. "I proudly declare 2009 as the 'Year of the Skeptic,' the year in whi...