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Climate Capsule: Riding the Budget Wave

4/5/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Hello Capsule readers! In addition to the wind, rain, and cherry blossom pollen, there’s tension in the air this week as questions abound. Will certain Congressmen keep trying to attach riders that destroy our environmental protections to the budget bill? …

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Uncorking Limits on Power Plant and Refinery Pollution

12/23/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

There is good news on the horizon in the effort to tackle global warming pollution. Using authority provided by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court, today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will begin using Section 111 …

Whose Air Is It? (Video)

9/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

Showdown Today on Big Oil Bailout in Senate

6/10/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

By Washington, DC standards this is high drama.  A close vote is expected that sets the stage for whether the government can move aggressively to rein in global warming pollution. On one side is Big Oil and their Senate surrogate, …

Mississippi Students Want Cleaner Air and A Brighter Future

2/26/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I had a wonderful time today at Millsaps College in Mississippi talking with about 60 students interested in what they can do to protect their future and create clean energy jobs in Mississippi. I was glad …

Climate Activists Stake Out Polluter Lobbyist Fundraiser

2/25/2010 // By Miles Grant

Check out this video of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), co-author of the Dirty Air Act arriving at a fundraiser organized by polluter lobbyists at a swank DC restaurant. Youth activists were waiting outside with surgical masks & “Dirty Air Act” signs as Murkowski hurried past.

Dirty Air Act Backers Feeling the Heat

2/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) already took a public drubbing when she introduced the so-called Dirty Air Act. Now, three more senators are in the line of fire for co-sponsoring her bill.

Preserve the Clean Air Act’s Protections

1/25/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I posted this response “Preserve the Clean Air Act’s Protections” on National Journal’s blog in response to the following question: Should Congress Stop EPA? Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, last week introduced a disapproval resolution — essentially …

NWF in Alaska to Murkowski “Stop Attacking the EPA”

1/22/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional Center in Anchorage has been on the front lines of working to stop Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Dirty Air Act attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency.

Murkowski’s Dirty Air Attack Faces Withering Criticism

1/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

Scrutiny has especially focused on her contributions from electric utilities and Big Oil — Sen. Murkowski is among Congress’ biggest recipients of polluter cash. But as soon as today, she may move forward with her attempt to gut the Clean Air Act anyway

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