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Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

The Science of Climate Change and Closing Doors in Congress

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

On Dec. 1, I provided oral and written testimony to a hearing of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming of the US Congress. It turns out this was the very last hearing of the Select Committee.

Oil Industry's "Island Vacations" from Regulation

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Ed Markey

The administration's safety pause isn't about ending offshore drilling, it is about ending the oil industry's practice of offshoring the safety of rigs by using various "island getaways" from regulation.

Climate Week Is Key Stop on Road to Copenhagen

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

This week, when leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies gather in Pittsburgh, I am looking for their commitment to a clean energy economy as the backbone of a rejuvenated global economy.

Firm that Sent Fraudulent Climate Letters Accuses Temp Employee of Setting Them Up

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Who could have predicted that hiring basically anyone off the street and training them for two hours in a "white-collar sweatshop" would lead to something like this?

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.