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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Murkowski vs. the EPA

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) pulled out a rarely-used Congressional tool in an attempt to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon and other greenhouse gasses. Sen. Murkowski offered a “resolution of disapproval” of the EPA’s impending action, which would limit companies’ carbon emissions. The resolution would…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: EPA, Clean Air Act Facing Opposition

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Climate change legislation is off the table for now, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still working to regulate greenhouse gasses. The organization is up against strong opposition from Republicans and some Democrats. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is heading the charge, with the assistance of Bush-era EPA officials, now lobbyists…

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