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Oil Execs Continue to Defend Billions in Tax Breaks

5/13/2011 // By Corey Shott

As record high gas prices batter consumers and anger voters, Senators on the Finance Committee hauled Big Oil’s top five executives to the Capitol for a hearing on proposals that might just lead to an end to wasteful taxpayer subsidies […] Read more >

Wednesday – House and Senate Attack Clean Air – Take Action!

4/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on a series of polluter-backed amendments to the Clean Air Act. While the details differ, all these amendments have one thing in common – they aim to block or eliminate parts of the […] Read more >

Cuts to Land and Water Conservation Damage the Outdoor Recreation Economy

4/4/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

There’s a lot of political theater on Capitol Hill these days.  That may not be much of a surprise to anyone who has followed the Continuing Resolution (aka the ‘CR’) budget debate over the last few weeks. But what may […] Read more >

April Fool's

It’s April Fool’s Day, and the Joke’s On Us

4/1/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

When it comes to the environment, water pollution is the issue Americans worry about the most. Unfortunately, members of Congress are making light of those fears just in time for April Fool’s Day. The amendments and riders attached to the […] Read more >

Senators Raise Concerns About Dirty Fuels Pipeline

11/3/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Eleven U.S. senators, led by Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling on her to respond to detailed questions about the environmental impacts of the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, designed to carry […] Read more >

Election – Bright Spots for Environment Despite Mixed Returns

11/3/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The voters have spoken and 2011 will bring us a more conservative Congress where many winners ran on promises of rolling back federal spending, elements of the health care reform bill and cutting taxes. While energy and the environment did […] Read more >

Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), via Flickr's TheNationalGuard

Big Oil’s Bond: Senator’s Sneak Attack on Clean Air Act

10/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

Missouri is a leader in clean energy, so why would Sen. Kit Bond lead a late night attack on the Clean Air Act? One look at his last re-election campaign in 2004 makes clear where his allegiances lie. Read more >

5 Years After Katrina, “Poor Decisions Continue To Be Made”

8/30/2010 // By Miles Grant

Larry Schweiger, president & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus have teamed up on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Between Katrina’s devastation & the Gulf oil disaster, they’re calling […] Read more >

Groups Launch Effort to Hold Senate Oil Backers Accountable

8/17/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the latest effort to hold Big Oil and their recalcitrant friends in the Senate accountable for sinking climate legislation this summer, a new group called Oil Change International has launched a web campaign and soon advertising that will hold these members of the […] Read more >

Freshman Senators Buck Old Guard, Call for Strong Climate Action

7/16/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The new blood in the Senate wants comprehensive climate action. Freshman Democrats wrote the majority leader today saying that “America’s current energy policy is untenable,”  and that the “scale of this challenge dictates the need for a comprehensive solution that […] Read more >