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Senate Energy Bill: Final Week (?)

6/18/2007 // By Alisha Fowler

The Senate begins its second week debating the energy bill. This bill has tremendous implications for global warming and wildlife. With a handful of votes this week, the Senate could begin to put us on the necessary path of reducing […] 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 >

Offshore Drilling Debate Heats Up,Global Warming Put on the Back Burner

5/19/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Chalk up a few victories yesterday in the U.S. House. Your representatives voted on a number of conservation-themed amendments as a part of the Department of Interior spending bill. One of these amendments that passed sent a strong message to […] Read more >

Victory in the Senate!

12/22/2005 // By Kristin Johnson

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge scored a huge end-of-the-year victory yesterday, when a drilling provision was forced off of a Defense Appropriations Bill in the Senate. The provision had been tacked on at the last minute by Sen. Ted Stevens […] Read more >

House Budget + Senate Budget = Arctic Drilling?

11/18/2005 // By Kristin Johnson

Early this morning at 1:45 a.m., the House budget bill, sans Arctic drilling, passed by a vote of 217-215. It will now be combined with the Senate version of the budget bill and put to one final vote in both […] Read more >