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Flint Crisis Funding Lingers as Senate Opponents Take Vacay

Ryan P. Cumming | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Ryan P. Cumming

The people of Flint will continue to wait, hoping that disappointment in government doesn't continue to be the order of the day.

Senators Strike Funding Deal To Help Flint Replace Poisonous Pipes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators reached a deal Wednesday to make money available to cities like Flint, Michigan, which desperately needs to replace lead pipes ...

Rubio Backer Praises Him For Vote He Actually Missed

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

How hard is it to name a Marco Rubio accomplishment? For some, it seems to be a difficult endeavor. Maybe it's because the Florida senator's accomplis...

The Senate's Biggest Climate Change Denier Endorses Marco Rubio

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics

GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) earned the endorsement of the Senate's most prominent climate change skeptic on Saturday. Sen. Jim ...

Republicans Need to Stop Being Afraid of Climate Change

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) trotted out his "there's-been-no-warming-for-18-years" schtick during a Senate hearing and Retired Rear Admiral David Titley (a meteorologist and oceanographer) very patiently explained to him why he's mistaken.

Philippe Cousteau on Dealing With Climate Change Denial

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

At one time, the very idea that there are people in the world that don't believe in climate science or, at worst, don't care about humanity's impact on the environment, was utterly alien to Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Global Warming Never Stopped

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

Since the late 19th century, temperatures have risen about 1.6°F, and they could rise another 10 degrees by the end of this century if emission trends continue at their current rates.

GOP Threatens To Disrupt Obama's Climate Agenda At Paris Summit

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress are threatening to disrupt a key piece of President Barack Obama's pledge to combat global warming, just days be...

Al Roker Slams 'Moron' Jim Inhofe For Bringing Snowball To Senate

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Al Roker had some harsh words for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) during an appearance on HuffPost Live on Friday. During a conversation with host Josh Zepps a...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senators Unveil 6-Year Highway Bill As Deadline Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a six-year transportation funding bill on Tuesday that would pump nearly $300 billion into the n...

Jim Inhofe Says The Pope Shouldn't Talk About Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics

Longtime climate change skeptic Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Thursday that Pope Francis should refrain from sharing his thoughts on the subject. ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Top GOP Senator Blames His Party For Not Prioritizing Our Terrible Roads And Bridges

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that his own party is one of the main problems when it co...

GOP Works to Defund Studies So They Can Deny Climate Change

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

While it may make sense logically that members of Congress would hold out on forming an opinion while waiting for evidence, it makes absolutely no sense that they would then work fervently to eliminate any means of getting that evidence -- unless of course they have no interest in the truth or evidence.

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Senator Blames Own Party For Being ‘Incredibly Irresponsible' On Highway Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) railed against his own party Wednesday for failing to extend funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, and tr...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Needs A LeBron James To Fix Highway Fund, Says DOT Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Monday that Congress needs the equivalent of basketball player LeBron James to help them pass...

Laura Barron-Lopez

On To The Next Crisis: GOP Lawmakers Divided On Highway Funding As Trust Fund Expiration Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal money pot that pays for roads, bridges and mass transit expires in one month, and lawmakers are struggling to build support ...

James Inhofe Makes Questionable Claims On Fracking, Water Contamination

FactCheck.org | Dave Levitan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. James Inhofe says there has never been “an instance of ground water contamination” cau...

Obama: It's 'Disturbing' That A Climate Change Denier Chairs Senate Environmental Committee

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama told Vice News in an interview released on Monday that it was "disturbing" that the chair of the Senate Committee on Environmen...

Ryan Grim

Senator Who Cited Snowball In Climate Change Debate Cites Scripture To Back Himself Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, became the object of global ridicule recently when he sauntered onto the floor of the wo...

When Senators Sabotage Science

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Senator Jim Inhofe is already off to a great start in 2015, spouting pseudo-science and degrading the effectiveness of his new committee with inaccurate diatribes against global warming. Just this week, he made a speech on the Senate floor lambasting the "hysteria" surrounding climate change.

Republican Brings A Snowball To The Senate Floor To Prove Climate Change Is A 'Hoax'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's most vocal critic of the scientific consensus on climate change, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, tossed a snowball on the Senate fl...

Oblivious to Oblivion

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Scientists have moved the well-publicized Doomsday Clock from five minutes to three minutes before midnight (aka catastrophe), but the Republican majorities in Congress are not keeping time.

Kate Sheppard

The Senate Actually Just Acknowledged Climate Change Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Wednesday to acknowledge that climate change is real, bringing itself up to date with every major scientific body in th...

Poor Countries Commit to Climate Treaty, So Why Won't the GOP?

Paul Steinberg | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
Paul Steinberg

As the Republican Party assumes control of Congress, one of their top priorities is to roll back the Obama administration's recent advances in energy and climate policy.

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.