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Senate Climate Change

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.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Slams China Climate Deal While Welcoming New Senate Majority | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only climate change Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was interested in Wednesday was the one coming to the U.S. Senate, as he greeted a ...

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Skipping Climate Change All-Nighter Raised Far More Oil And Gas Money Than Participants | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 30 senators set to occupy the Senate floor Monday for an all-night talkathon on climate change have raised substantially less from t...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Plan To Stay Up All Night To Talk Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of senators is planning to stage an all-night talkathon about climate change next month, aimed at stirring their fellow senators...

Senator Reid: 'We Need To Do Something' About Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Wednesday that he hoped senators would work on climate change legislation, t...

Sen. Sanders: Inhofe Is 'Dead Wrong' On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

In a speech to the Senate on Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addressed what he calls the "major environmental crisis of our time," and took a...

Jeff Muskus

Senate Dems Divided On Climate-Change Bill | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Tuesday was any indication, the Senate's climate-change bill has a ways to go before it gets weak enough to garner the 60 votes it needs for passag...

Climate Shouldn't Kill Clean Air

Kathleen A. McGinty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kathleen A. McGinty

New federal requirements for the use of renewable energy are called for in the climate legislation -- as a complement to state action, not a replacement. The states are not preempted on renewables and should not be on climate either.

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...

Jeff Muskus

GOP Boycotts Senate Climate Change Hearing (VIDEO) | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barbara Boxer is out in front on climate change in the Senate. As a result, she spent much of Tuesday sitting by herself. From the beginning, it was ...

Jeff Muskus

Inhofe Shows Up To Climate Hearing, Refuses To Discuss GOP Position, Walks Out | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just like the day before, only one Republican showed up for the Senate's climate change hearing Wednesday morning -- but not to debate. Republicans ...

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...