The Senate got a whole lot greener this morning following environmental champion Ed Markey’s swearing in as the new U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Senator Markey was elected the same day that President Obama delivered his historic climate address last month –together, there’s new momentum building in the fight against climate change.
Markey campaigned aggressively on the issue of climate change and launched numerous ads highlighting his commitment to tackling the climate crisis. He campaigned
Representative Henry A. Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse spoke up about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this week, urging the State Department to reevaluate the pipeline’s impact on climate. They challenged the State Department’s climate impact analysis and asserted what we already know is true - that the dirty project would have a substantial negative impact on climate. You can read the full letter here.
The EPA has already criticized the State Department’s report, which
It was a big week for climate champion Rep. Henry Waxman, who released a report on Monday finding a “climate disconnect” between soaring temperatures and congressional voting records. With over 30k record high temps in US in 2012 climate change deniers continue to reject the science and cast anti-climate votes. [Energy Commerce]
Waxman also partnered up with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in challenging the State Department’s climate impact analysis of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, making
Rep. Waxman released a climate change report Monday finding a “climate disconnect” between soaring temperatures and congressional voting records. With over 30k record high temps in US in 2012, climate change deniers continue to reject the science and cast anti-climate votes.
Experts have made clear that climate change is having unprecedented effects on our weather patterns, including more powerful storms, record heat waves and droughts, and increased flooding. However, despite the reams of scientific research, there
Last week was one for the books, as President Obama gave his historic climate speech and the people of Massachusetts elected environmental champion Ed Markey to the U.S. Senate. Celebrated actor and environmentalist Robert Redford offers his thoughts on the President’s climate plan, and calls for climate action on all fronts. [Huffington Post]
Apple said it plans to build a solar farm with NV Energy Inc. to power its new data center, as
The New Yorker said yesterday that a major stumbling block for Congressional action on climate change is the climate change-denying Koch brothers and their Big-Oil backed group, Americans for Prosperity. They’ve been working under the radar for years, getting members of Congress to pledge that they would oppose legislation to address climate change. This just provides us with one more reason why we can’t give the Koch brothers more platforms to hype their anti-science, anti-climate
President Obama laid out a plan to address climate change on Wednesday, which includes directing the EPA to cut carbon pollution from new and existing power plants -- the nation’s largest source of climate change-inducing pollution -- for the first time ever. [Technology Review]
If you didn’t catch the historic climate speech, you can watch it here.
Later that evening, Rachel Maddow interviewed Bill Burton, Senior Advisor to the League of Conservation Voters, about President Obama’s
LCV knew that Tim Kaine would be an environmental ally in Congress, which is why we worked so hard to help elect him to the Senate. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, Senator Kaine showed true leadership by discussing how damaging the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would be and encouraging the President to reject it. He called tar sands a “backslide” in a country with “too many cleaner alternatives:”