Senate Democrats Seek Climate Change Vote in Defense Authorization Bill

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 9:15 am

Now Senate Democrats might actually see climate change as a wedge issue, just a couple years after one of their caucus members literally shot climate change legislation in one of his campaign ads.

BP Oil Disaster Hearings Will Have Corporate Execs Blaming Each Other

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 6:32 am

Later this morning, CEOs from BP and Transocean as well as executives from Halliburton will testify about the underwater volcano in the Gulf of Mexico which has to date leaked four million gallons of oil. The Senate Natural Resources Committee and the Environment and Public Works Committee will hold hearings today on the matter. Dan [...]

GOP Boycotts Climate Markup

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 8:33 am

As promised, Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee didn’t show up for business today, blocking the ability for Democrats to mark up the climate and energy bill. George Voinovich of Ohio was the only Republican who bothered to make time for the markup session, but after a short speech, he left too. [...]

Kerry-Boxer Bill Gets First Hearing Today

By: Tuesday October 27, 2009 7:49 am

At this hour, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is holding its first hearing on the “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” colloquially known as “Kerry-Boxer,” the Senate’s climate and energy bill. Right now we’re in the midst of opening statements, but later on, several Obama Administration cabinet officials will testify, including Energy [...]

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