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Sheldon Whitehouse

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.

Kate Sheppard

2 Democratic Senators Pitch Conservatives On Supporting A Carbon Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators on Wednesday delivered the opening pitch for their new plan for addressing climate-warming emissions in what may...

Daniel Marans

Sheldon Whitehouse: Sue Fossil Fuel Companies For Climate Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has a new plan to combat climate change: sue fossil fuel companies for fraud. In a May 29 op-ed in The Washington ...

Kate Sheppard

Prospective Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Scores High In New 'Climate Hawk' Ranking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new ranking of U.S. senators based on their climate activism puts soon-to-be presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among the top "clim...

The Invasion of the Party-Switchers in Presidential Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The 2016 Presidential election might go down in history as the year of the party-switchers. Republican Rick Perry was once a member of the Texas Democratic State Legislature. Potential Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb was once a Republican.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senate Democrats Flip Script On McConnell, Tell All 50 Governors To Comply With EPA Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of Senate Democrats are pushing back against a letter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent to all 50 governors ...

Right-Wing Groups Get Overheated on Climate Questions

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

In late February, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Sen. Ed Markey, and I sent a letter to 100 organizations affiliated with the fossil fuel industry asking whether they spent money to support climate research. That letter provoked a torrent of criticism from conservative groups and publications mischaracterizing our motives and muddling our message. I'd like to set the record straight.

'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lots of good and/or hysterical news today! Climate change denier Ted C...

The Dark Humor of Climate Denial: Behind the Absurdity, a Serious Crisis

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Refusing to acknowledge that our planet is heating up and pretending not to understand the science doesn't stop it from happening. Every day our lawmakers waste by censoring climate change and throwing snowballs in the Senate will have consequences for our children and future generations to come. It's time to face the facts.

'Green News Report' -- March 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A snowball's chance in the US Senate; Warm winter records shattered in...

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

Jaimie Woo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

A strangely popular proposal would give companies a temporary tax holiday, letting corporations "repatriate" their money at an extremely low tax rate, thereby encouraging more corporate tax dodging in the future. You'd think that common sense and strong opposition would be enough to kill a bad policy. Not in Washington, D.C., apparently.

New Yorker Cartoonist Live Tweets the State of the Union

Liza Donnelly | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Liza Donnelly

We all need to laugh! So when Moms Clean Air Force was told Florida Field Manager, Nicole Hernandez Hammer was invited as a personal guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union, I was asked to Live Tweet the event.

Is Keystone Backfiring on GOP Leaders?

Jeremy Symons | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Symons

When Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took over the reins of the Senate, he wasted little time in choosing the Keystone oil pipeline as the first item for the new Congress. He may be having buyer's remorse.

Kate Sheppard

The Senate Actually Just Acknowledged Climate Change Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Wednesday to acknowledge that climate change is real, bringing itself up to date with every major scientific body in th...

In 83 Speeches, Senator Pushes For Climate Change Action

AP | JENNIFER McDERMOTT | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Like he did 82 times before, Sheldon Whitehouse stood on the Senate floor and preached the dangers of climate change. ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Call On Obama To Regulate Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Development

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen senators are pressing the Obama administration to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas production, arguing that addressin...

Jennifer Bendery

NARAL Pounces On Senator For Backing Embattled Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading abortion rights organization isn't wasting any time in pushing back on Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) for saying ...

Be the 'Disruption'

Abel Collins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

We are closer to this tipping point than we realize, and each new pair of boots on the ground brings us a step closer. In New York and beyond, if we hope to stop business and politics as usual, me must be the disruption.

Watch A Senator Totally School His Climate Change-Denying Colleague

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) didn't hold back while schooling his colleague, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Ok.), about the reality of climate change. Inho...

Hospitals a No-Show at Senate Hearing: What's Up With This?

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders and a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee held hearings to shine a light on the third leading cause of death in the United States: medical mistakes in hospitals. Curious minds should ask: Where were the hospitals?

Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Launch New Bid To Unmask Secret Campaign Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats announced a new effort Tuesday to unmask secretive election spending, floating a bill that would require so-called dark...

Here Are the Jobs!

D. R. Tucker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Far from killing jobs, this policy would create jobs and protect lives. When House Speaker John Boehner asks, "Where are the jobs?", advocates of market-based emissions-reduction policies can point to this study and say, "Right here!"

Another Florida Republican Thinks Humans Don't Contribute To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) denied that human activity has any impact on climate change while on MSNBC Monday. Miller, the chairman of the House Vete...

Alex Lazar

Democratic Senator Sends Scathing Climate Change Letter To Marco Rubio

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

In a new letter sent to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) slams the potential 2016 presidential candidate for his recent sta...