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Senate Energy Bill: Done

6/22/2007 // By Alisha Fowler

Yesterday afternoon the Senate voted to end debate on the energy bill, and then after a couple more hours of debate (huh?), but no important votes, the Senate passed the energy bill shortly after midnight. In the end, we support […] Read more >

Senate Energy Bill: I want my MPG…

6/20/2007 // By Alisha Fowler

The Energy Bill will be wrapped up this week one way or another, as Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion for cloture yesterday, signaling debate and voting on the energy bill will end tomorrow. Yesterday, both the bad liquid […] Read more >

Senate Energy Bill: “The First Step”

6/14/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Yesterday began with the environmental community’s less than favorite Senator, Jim “Hoax” Inhofe, proposing an amendment to require oil companies to build more refineries. (Nothing quite like requiring more oil infrastructure to keep us, entrenched in an oil economy). The […] Read more >

Valle Vidal Victory

11/19/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

The Valle Vidal, a 101,794-acre area that has been dubbed “New Mexico’s Yellowstone,” is now off-limits to oil and gas drilling thanks to the U.S. Congress. Big win for wildlife… Senate OKs Valle Vidal protection By ANDY LENDERMAN, The New […] Read more >

Let’s Move “Beyond Petroleum” Already!

9/13/2006 // By Jackie Feinberg

After sitting through Tuesday’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on BP’s recent pipeline failure up in Prudhoe Bay, I was left wondering if anything would ever change. Sure, even the pro-drilling senators were up in (BP Execs) Bob […] Read more >

Senate Passes Offshore Drilling Bill

8/7/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) must be holding his breath right now. He recently broke ranks and voted for a bill to open up 8.3 million acres in Florida’s side of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. He […] Read more >