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Senate Climate Bill

Climate FAIL: Senate Democrats Abandon Comprehensive Energy Bill

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, ...

Death by Growth: What the Climate-Bill Autopsies Missed

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

As long as growth remains the number one priority of governments worldwide any effort to by those governments to seriously address climate change will be doomed to end in failure.

Arianna On 'Countdown': You Never Just 'Have' The Votes For Anything Major, You Have To Go Get Them

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown" Friday night to discuss the abandoning of a comprehensive climate and energy bill by Senate Democrats. Gu...

Lieberman Optamistic Climate Bill Will Happen This Year

AP | MATTHEW DALY and DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A day after bipartisan support for an energy and climate change bill appeared to crumble, a Senate sponsor said Sunday he was optim...

John Kerry Puts Climate Bill On Hold After Lindsey Graham Threatens To Withdraw Support Over Immigration

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Long-awaited climate change legislation was put on hold by its authors Saturday when a dispute over immigration politics and Senate...

Senate Climate Bill: 5 Points To Watch

Mother Jones | — Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After months of closed-door huddles with lawmakers and lobbyists, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) are e...

Bullies and Bystanders

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Climate Bullies When I was in 6th grade, I fell victim to the school bully. I was new to the school and became an easy target for an 8th grade g...

Obama: Senate Might Drop Carbon Cap

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Did Obama endorse a Plan B approach to passing legislation on climate and energy this year? Well, if he didn't outright support the idea of moving an ...

Democratic Support For Climate Change Plan B Grows: No Cap-And Trade, Industry Giveaways

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Senate cap-and-trade bill on ice for the foreseeable future, a key bloc of Democrats is agitating for a Climate Plan B: an existing energy po...

Green News Report -- January 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Your weather says cold, but your climate (and NASA) says HOT; Oil, oil, toil and more trouble; Plastic bag taxes -- do the...

Green News Report -- January 19, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Political earthquake in Massachusetts? Climate & clean energy legislation also hangs in the balance; James Inhofe is #1! ...

Senate Climate Bill Passes Panel, Baucus Only Dem Against It

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats sidestepped a Republican boycott Thursday, pushing a climate bill out of committee in an early step on a long and ...

Climate Bill Boycott Discussed By GOP Senators

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — European leaders pressed Congress and the White House on Tuesday to unite on a plan to combat global warming, even as a Republican ...

Senate Releases Climate Framework In The Midst Of Copenhagen Talks, Attempts To Court Republicans

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Senators trying to craft bipartisan climate legislation offered a revised proposal Thursday that would add incentives for building ...

Senate Climate Bill Could Be Blocked By Republicans

Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The climate-change bill that has been moving slowly through the Senate will face a stark political reality when it emerges for committee debate on Tue...

ACCCE Coal Lobby Targeting Key Democrats In Senate Climate Debate

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

America's Power Army, the sister organization to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, sent an email this week to its Astroturf "army" laying out the coal lobby's plans to barrage key Democratic targets.

Public Support for Clean Energy Bill Shows the Deception in Bonner Astroturf Campaign

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

In swing states, 63 percent of voters support the climate change legislation currently being considered in the Senate.

Poll: Swing State Voters Back Senate Energy, Climate Bill

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Voters in swing states say they are more likely to re-elect Senators who support the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, according to a new poll. The poll, condu...

4 Years After Katrina: Lessons from the Gulf Coast

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

In the quest to rebuild, New Orleans has become a leader in energy saving and clean energy, from solar-powered streetlights and hybrid city buses, to building energy-efficient homes for residents who were made homeless.

10 Senate Dems Send Obama Warning Letter about Climate Bill

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A group of 10 moderate Democrats sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday saying that they will not support any domestic climate change bill that ...

Senate Delays Work On Climate Change Bill By Months

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push for quick action by Congress on climate change legislation suffered a setback on Thursday when th...

Sahil Kapur

Inhofe: Nothing Could Make Me Vote For Climate Bill | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are hoping to complete the task that their colleagues in the House began two weeks ago -- passing the most ambitious climate bill eve...

Jeff Muskus

Menendez: Transportation Missing From Climate Change Debate | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The next phase of the climate change debate began Tuesday morning in the Senate, but with a big piece missing. The heads of all the relevant governmen...