UPDATES Senate: On Wednesday, September 11, the Senate began debate on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill (S. 1392). Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH) have put forward a bipartisan, consensus-based energy efficiency bill which the Obama Administration supports, as it will save consumers money and cut pollution. Thus far, only positive, bipartisan amendments have been […]
All through the night on Friday and into the wee hours of Saturday morning (March 22-23)—while many of us were sleeping—the US Senate voted on dozens of amendments and finally passed a blueprint for next year’s federal budget (S. Con. Res. 8). ICYMI: There were some important climate-related votes you should know about.
381 And Counting… On Friday, as Hurricane Irene approached the East Coast and reminded us what a world with increased climate change and extreme weather events will look like, the Obama Administration released its final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to transport toxic tar sands oil through the middle of the […]
Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 27, 2011 Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left In a passionate Rolling Stone article, environmental champion Al Gore critiques the Obama Administration’s environmental record and leadership on climate change this week. He blames President Obama for failing to demonstrate the “magnitude of the climate crisis” […]