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Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

Barbra Streisand Is the Mastermind Behind a Gay, Liberal Conspiracy to Make Us Believe Climate Change Is Real

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I am gay, so I was required to worship La Streisand when I signed up for my Gay Card. But now that Sen. Inhofe has opened my eyes to her devilry, I am disappointed in my diva. I feel safer knowing that the senator may take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

Kate Sheppard

Republican Former EPA Chiefs Try To Convince Senate GOP That Climate Change Is Real | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Four Republican former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency had a message for the Senate on Wednesday on climate chan...

US Senators' Discourse on Air Quality Regulation and Climate Change: Cartoonish Prop or Environmental Reality?

Keith Peterman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Verbal fireworks during a confirmation hearing within the Dirksen Senate Office Building contrasted sharply with the mellow mood outside.

Kate Sheppard

Barbara Boxer Wants Her Nuclear Regulatory Records And She Wants Them Now | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are engaged in an increasingly public feud over whether the commissi...

Lucia Graves

Obama's EPA Pick Advances | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protect...

We Need Gina McCarthy's Leadership at the EPA

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Now the Senate has the chance to put this proven problem-solver at the helm of the entire agency, so that our country can make more progress combating the climate crisis and protecting our air and water.

Lucia Graves

Senate Passes Symbolic Amendment Approving Keystone XL Pipeline | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green

In a big symbolic victory for proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate on Friday approved a measure introduced by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) ...

Tell the Senate: Healthy Children Need Safe Chemicals

Margie Kelly | Posted 09.25.2012 | Parents
Margie Kelly

We know a lot about how toxic chemicals hurt kids. Babies are born with more than 200 chemicals in their bodies. Rates of childhood cancer keep rising...

Lucia Graves

David Vitter Presses NRC Chairman On Whether He Made A Woman Cry | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) raised eyebrows on Thursday when he questioned Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko about his...

Lucia Graves

New EPA Regulations: Lisa Jackson Denounces Utility Giant's 'Doomsday' Scenario | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson hit back against powerful coal-burning utility American Electric Power on Wednesday, ...

A Moon Mission For Safer Plastics?

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

From what the chemical and packaging industries have been saying in response to questions about the safety of certain products, American innovation may be in trouble.

Will Boxer, Pelosi, and Waxman Pre-empt Their Own State?

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

The climate change bill pre-empts California's ability to set a tighter cap on greenhouse gas emissions. Why have Boxer, Pelosi, and Waxman traded away their own state's special status?

The Race Is On for Clean Energy

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

As President Obama has said many times: the nation that leads in the creation of a clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy.

Tamminen: Why Does Oklahoma Want To Drown New York? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Democrats Barbara Boxer (CA) and John Kerry (MA) moved away from discussing the environmental impacts of climate change -- and the reason, therefore, ...

Senate Delays Climate Change Bill

Roll Call | Emily Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate debate on climate change will be delayed until later this fall, given that two key players have said they will not even introduce their bil...

Dude, Where's My Industrial Policy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Face it, if we do not have an active and engaged industrial policy we are handing the business over to those who do. It is time to start discussing a national plan for manufacturing.

Grading a Climate Bill, Part 3: The Top 10 Bogus Statements in the Climate Debate

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Not all the American people are intelligent enough about climate change to know their intelligence has been insulted. It's a complicated topic made more complicated by bogus arguments.

Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley Join Busy Senate Environment Committee

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Two new senators, Oregon's Jeff Merkley and New Mexico's Tom Udall, will be joining the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chair Barbara B...