09 Apr '11, 9pm

This Week in the Congress

House Passes EPA Pre-Emption Bill, 255-172 The House of Representatives on Thursday passed H. R. 910th, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, by a vote of 255 to 172 . Nineteen Democrats voted Yes. No Republicans voted No. This is a remarkable turnaround from the last Congress, when on 26th June 2009 the House voted 219 to 212 to pass the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. The Energy Tax Prevention Act, sponsored by Rep. Fred. Upton (R-Mich.), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and thereby put a potentially huge indirect tax on American consumers and businesses. Coal, oil, and natural gas produce carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, when burned. Those three fuels provide over 80% of the energy used in America. Thus regulating carbon dioxide emis...

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Congress Votes for Scientific Illiteracy in Yet...

thedailygreen.com 10 Apr '11, 1pm

Last week, the House voted on an amendment that stated the following: "Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Env...

Investors Lobby Congress in Support of EPA: As the agency's authority to regulate emissions comes under attack,

Investors Lobby Congress in Support of EPA: As ...

greenbiz.com 06 Apr '11, 5pm

Last week, a coalition of 44 investors with $546 billion in assets under management wrote to the leaders of the U.S. Senat...

Fishermen of a Different Kind Take Their Gulf F...

switchboard.nrdc.org 11 Apr '11, 11pm

Kindra Arnesen and Ryan Lambert live only a few miles from each other deep in the bayou of Plaquemines Parish, LA. They sh...

Raytheon Employees Reach Out During National Vo...

csrwire.com 10 Apr '11, 3pm

WALTHAM, Mass., Apr. 10 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is celebrating National Volunteer Week Apr...

Nurses to Congress: Blocking EPA Will Worsen As...

switchboard.nrdc.org 06 Apr '11, 5pm

Science has established that air pollution from cars, factories, and power plants is among the major causes of asthma epis...

Congress marks 1-year anniversary of Gulf oil disaster by forcing more drilling

Congress marks 1-year anniversary of Gulf oil d...

switchboard.nrdc.org 11 Apr '11, 3pm

As the 1-year mark of the nation’s worst offshore oil spill fast approaches, you might be surprised to learn that rather t...

Why Congress will destroy America sooner than t...

grist.org 07 Apr '11, 5pm

In a far-reaching, data-driven and damning feature for the Huffington Post, lead Washington correspondent Dan Froomkin exp...

Rocky Mountain Wolves Defended By Judge But End...

treehugger.com 11 Apr '11, 2am

The fight over wolf management in Western states took another twist Saturday when a federal judge in Montana denied an agr...

Rocky Mountain Wolves Defended By Judge But End...

treehugger.com 11 Apr '11, 2am

The fight over wolf management in Western states took another twist Saturday when a federal judge in Montana denied an agr...

U.S. Congress strips wolves of Endangered statu...

e360.yale.edu 13 Apr '11, 3pm

13 Apr 2011: U.S. Congress Strips Wolves Of Endangered Status — A Legislative First For the first time ever, the U.S. Cong...

A year later, and Congress has done NOTHING to make drilling safer.

A year later, and Congress has done NOTHING to ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 19 Apr '11, 4pm

I am marking the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout by spending the week in Louisiana. Together with se...

All it Takes is a Nickel: Plastic Bags and Earth Week:

All it Takes is a Nickel: Plastic Bags and Eart...

care2.com 19 Apr '11, 8am

Here at Care2, we are excited to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. To extend the celebrations, we are calling this Earth We...

Congress Renews Debate Over U.S. Chemical Policy Reform

Congress Renews Debate Over U.S. Chemical Polic...

greenbiz.com 14 Apr '11, 9pm

WASHINGTON, DC — With the introduction of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 today, Congress will once again discuss modernizi...

Barack Obama Calls Out "Climate Change Deniers ...

treehugger.com 21 Apr '11, 9pm

President Obama isn't exactly a firebrand -- especially when it comes to climate issues. He's been pretty detached on the ...

Obama tells government to prepare for climate c...

grist.org 02 Apr '11, 5pm

Congress may dither and dig in their heels about whether global climate change is even a real thing , let alone an emergen...