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Category: Environmental News

02/28 4:07 pm

SENATE DEMS INTRODUCE GREEN NEW DEAL ALTERNATIVE: Senate Democrats introduced a joint resolution Thursday meant to unify the party around a common climate change plan as Republicans seek to rip the party over the “Green New Deal.”The concise nine-… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 3:38 pm

Six Republicans are joining the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis formed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in January.GOP Reps. Garret Graves (La.), Morgan Griffith (Va.), Buddy Carter (Ga.), Gary Palmer (Ala.), Carol Miller (W.Va.) and Kelly Armstrong… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 2:48 pm

Senate Democrats introduced a joint resolution Thursday meant to unify the party around a common climate change plan as Republicans seek to rip the party over the Green New Deal.The concise nine-line resolution introduced by Sen. Tom Carper (D-… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 1:47 pm

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Thursday accused “climate hoax believers” of lying about his statements concerning global warming and the impact of photosynthesis on the environment. “Climate hoax believers lie about my statements and… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 1:08 pm

Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka said Thursday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) Green New Deal is the type of “socialism” Joseph Stalin once “dreamt about.””You know what the biggest threat to America is? Not socialism in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 12:17 pm

The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52-47 mostly party-line vote.Every Democrat voted against Wheeler, while Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) was the only Republican to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 10:18 am

A New Jersey woman was reportedly sentenced to 15 days in jail for helping a crying bear cub escape a trap.Catherine McCartney, a 50-year-old animal rights activist from Vernon, N.J., was handed the sentence on Thursday by Municipal Court Judge… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/28 9:47 am

More than 700 state and local leaders, environmental groups and individuals are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to push action on climate change.In a letter sent Thursday morning, the group urged Pelosi to take on “an ambitious climate… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/27 4:38 pm

COLLINS PLANS VOTE AGAINST TRUMP EPA NOMINEE: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she will vote against the confirmation of President Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), saying his policies are “not in the best interest” of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

02/27 1:38 pm

Voters in Toledo, Ohio, approved the Lake Erie Bill of Rights on Tuesday, granting the body of water the same legal rights as a human being.The measure was approved during a special election and passed with 61 percent approval, according to the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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