Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., recently joined with other longtime climate deniers to introduce a bill that would derail the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The plan when finalized this summer would set the first-ever federal limits on the biggest source of carbon pollution: existing power plants.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is playing "beat the clock" when it comes to the continued authorization of the NSA accumulation of phone data of US citizens. June 1 is the deadline and there is no consensus on how to go forward.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) asked a good question last month. He wanted to know, "What is the environmental platform of the Republican Party?" Graham said he doesn't know and suggested that it's time for his party to do some "soul searching." He is right to suggest some soul searching, but I'm surprised he doesn't know the party's platform.
When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.
One October morning in 2012, my cell phone rang. It was John Heyburn. In his genial, straightforward manner, he asked, "Can you meet me for lunch in ten minutes at Austin's?"
If George W. Bush were less unpopular, they might find in the waning years of his presidency an example of what to do about a vexing issue facing them in 2016, an issue Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called that "gosh darn" minimum wage.
Some of you were expecting me to announce my candidacy for president of the United States, along with the others who got all the headlines. There have been a few problems. There are solutions, too.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like A...
The issue is not really the trumped up issue that McConnell and GOP leaders claimed was the reason for the unconscionable foot-drag on Loretta Lynch's confirmation and that's that they wanted a vote on an anti-human trafficking law. The issue is their die-hard, take no prisoners, assault on Obama.
Unfortunately for our lawmakers, what happens in Washington is no longer going to stay in Washington. Thanks to a newly designed WhoVotesDirty.com website, it's easier than ever for concerned citizens to find out the truth about the voting records of their elected officials -- and the dirty industries that help get them into office.
Democrats are on the side of the majority of Americans, but they need to vocalize their beliefs and goals. They need to tell America, we are listening to you. And we will fight for you. But you need to do something for us...You need to vote in 2016.
Wednesday marks the 100th day of the current Congress. This milestone is traditionally used to assess the new leadership, and by all measures of public health and the environment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is failing miserably. He has used the first 100 days to attack clean-air laws, undermine water protections and block climate action.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
McConnell's call to "Just Say No" is a bad idea on many other levels too. Here 10 more reasons why states should reject the Kentucky lawmaker's advice.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...