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Anti-Koch: The Fight for Green Energy Is a Fight for the 99 Percent

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's getting harder to defend our economic and environmental interests against the corrupting influence of campaign cash. The struggle for a fairer economy is inseparable from the struggle to protect the planet -- and both will be more successful once we've removed big money from our political process.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Wants Gun Control For Federal Officials | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first legislative act by Alaska's new senator, Dan Sullivan (R), turns out to be a gun control measure -- but one that will only aff...

Obama Should Give Up Keystone XL to Raise the Minimum Wage

Richard Fowler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Richard Fowler

The Keystone XL Pipeline is the 1,664 mile project that has become the political football of the 114th Congress. What most folks don't know about this football is that it is already operating from Steele City, Nebraska to Port Arthur, Texas.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone, Meet The Grouse Wars | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is about to become a fight over the lesser prairie chicken as well. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan...

A Tale of Two Washingtons

Bob Keefe | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Bob Keefe

While Washington state lawmakers' bold pragmatism promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.

Senate Democrats Stall Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Re...

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

So Much for a More Open, Respectful GOP Senate

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

What shocked me about the debate last night was the way Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the new Republican majority treated their colleagues on the other side of the aisle. Not only did Sen. McConnell go back on his word, he deprived the American people of a critical debate on these important amendments.

Native Americans and Supporters Fight Keystone XL Pipeline With Spirit Camp

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact
Katie Scarlett Brandt

"This isn't just Indians, it's the whole planet. We're all connected. What we're made of here goes clear to the end of this universe," Fielder says.

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipeline spill spews oil and cancer-causing benzene; PLUS: Yes, Republicans vote climate change is not a hoax -- but there's a catch.

Tipping Point for Carbon Pricing Just Got Closer

Mark Reynolds | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Mark Reynolds

Like objects in a passenger-side mirror, the tipping point for pricing carbon is a lot closer than it appears, and votes this week in the Senate moved it a bit closer.

The Climate Post: Obama Tackles Climate Change In State Of The Union Address

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The president obliquely alluded to the Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to the United States, by noting the need to take a comprehensive look at infrastructure development.

Kate Sheppard

The Senate Actually Just Acknowledged Climate Change Is Real | 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...

Obama's State of the Union

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

For the first time in his presidency, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a Republican-controlled Congress. Yet he spoke with confidence and ease as he laid out a progressive agenda for the final two years of his presidency.

Kate Sheppard

President Obama And The Pipeline That Shall Not Be Named | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is pretty much the only thing Congress is talking about. The House passed legislation that would force...

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Uses Eminent Domain To Finish Nebraska Land Acquisition | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, said Tuesday it has filed papers in Nebraska seeking to acquire the ...

Kate Sheppard

Tribes In Three States Ask Obama Administration To Reject Keystone XL | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An association representing 16 American Indian tribes in three states along the Keystone XL pipeline route sent a letter to President Ba...

The Climate Post: House and Senate Votes, Court Decision Shorten Road to Keystone Decision

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

On Monday the Senate passed a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in a procedural vote just shy of the 67 votes needed to override a veto, setting...

Radical Deregulation Won't Bring Real Growth

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Throughout the 1920s, Congress was focused on slashing taxes on the wealthy and eliminating business regulations, arguing that a free market could govern itself and that a rising tide would lift all boats. The results were devastating. Fast-forward 90 years, and you'll wonder: Why haven't we learned our lesson?

New York Times Repeats Keystone XL 'Little Impact on Climate' Falsehood

Brad Johnson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Brad Johnson

By any reasonable measure, the Keystone XL pipeline is a major piece of infrastructure for the Canadian tar-sands industry and a significant threat to a safe climate.

Time for Obama to Bring His 'A Game' and 'Best Stuff'

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It's no secret President Obama is a sports-minded individual; video of him playing golf and basketball are ample proof. So from the moment the president enters the House chambers on January 20, he needs to talk tough, he needs to talk frank and he needs to talk sports.

Congress, Week 2: Do You Know What They're Working on?

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

It's the 114th Congress's second week in session -- but it's going to be a short one. The Republicans will be holding their joint retreat at the Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania the rest of the week. Here's the scoop on what Congress will be working on.

'Green News Report' - January 13, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Keystone XL pipeline clears Nebraska court hurdle, moves to US Senate; ...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Expected To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Real, As Part Of Keystone Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate agreed Tuesday to move to debate on amendments to legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, another ...

Ground Zero for the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Rocky Kistner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The dirty, low-quality crude coming out of the tar sands will affect the world with its carbon emissions. But we should keep in mind that its impact will hit in Alberta first--and hit hard.