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Big Momentum for Clean Energy Bill This Summer

6/3/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

President Obama made clear in a speech this week and Senate Majority Leader Reid (in a letter to committee chairs) said it’s time to move a clean energy bill this summer! Naysayers said it couldn’t happen. Not only do conservationists […] Read more >

Big Oil Bailout Vote Looks Likely By June 10

6/1/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Wait a minute. In the depths of a Great Recession and the likely decimation of Gulf Coast fishing, tourism and recreation industries caused by BP’s oil spill, the Senate thinks it’s time for a vote on a “Big Oil Bailout?” […] Read more >

NWF President: “It’s Past Time for a New Energy Plan for America”

5/12/2010 // By Miles Grant

“The American Power Act has the one ingredient that is absolutely essential for any energy bill to be worth doing. It holds oil companies and other corporations accountable for doing their fair share to reduce pollution,” said NWF President & CEO Larry Schweiger. Read more >

NWF President to Senate: Time to Finish Job

4/26/2010 // By Miles Grant

“With the Senate so close to the goal line on a new energy path for America, we can’t call a time out now,” said NWF President Larry Schweiger.
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Obama Presses Senate to Pass Clean Energy & Climate Bill

4/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

President Obama is sending a clear message to Senate leaders, asking them to pass clean energy & climate legislation as soon as work on financial reform is done: “This is one of these foundational priorities from my perspective that has […] Read more >

Washington Post Calls for “Smart” Senate Clean Energy & Climate Bill

4/5/2010 // By Miles Grant

Today’s Washington Post gets behind the efforts of Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham & Joe Lieberman to craft bipartisan clean energy & climate legislation. Read more >

New Developments on Senate Climate Bill – And What We Have to Gain

3/18/2010 // By Miles Grant

There was a flurry of new developments on a Senate clean energy & climate bill yesterday. Read more >

A Fresh Dose of the Same Old Denial

2/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

If I kept pushing a phony scandal that had been thoroughly debunked by the Associated Press months ago, wouldn’t it ruin my credibility? So why do climate deniers like Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) think they can keep trotting out hacked […] Read more >

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.
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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 Read more >