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Green News Roundup: Week of May 24, 2013

24 May 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

Tags: General Environment

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz made it clear that he believes in the scientific evidence of climate change, and he will not spend his time at the Department of Energy “…debating what is not debatable.” [The Hill

Alaskan officials are attempting to push the federal government to open drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. [Politico]

A bipartisan safer chemicals bill was introduced this week by Senators Frank Lautenberg and David Vitter, which would give the Environmental Protection Agency more power to regulate the chemicals on the market. [Politico]

The House of Representatives voted on yet another extreme bill to force construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, but it received 20 fewer votes than a similar bill voted on a year ago. [Washington Post]

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