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Will Obama Throw the EPA Under the Bus?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) President Obama made an energy speech this week that had little new to offer, while on Capitol Hill Republicans were pushing to relieve the government of its last options to limit carbon emissions. In the House Republicans have passed a bill that would keep…

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How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in the New Year

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) 2010 was a disappointing year for environmentalists. This was the year Congress was supposed to pass climate change legislation, but each and every time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seemed on the verge of pushing the bill forward, the effort fell short. In April,…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: BP Spill Plugged but the Damage is Not Done – and Next Up is the Kalamazoo River

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP is on the verge of escaping headlines, and if you’re ready to forget about the oil spill, fine. But disasters just like the Gulf spill are playing out across the country. Yesterday, BP cemented the well that has been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico shut. The Obama administration…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Who Needs Congress? Clean Energy Economy Thrives in Spite of Ineffective Leadership

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released an energy and oil spill bill this week that has no carbon cap, no renewable energy standard, and no chance of changing the course of America’s energy future. And yet, despite Senate setbacks, the clean energy economy is growing. A new report, funded in…

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Climate Change Legislation Thwarted, Oil Spill Legislation Still Alive

Republicans have undermined climate and energy legislation, but more modest provisions focused on accountability and a proactive approach to oil spills still have a good chance of being passed into law this summer. On July 23 2010, Senate majority leader Harry Reid acknowledged that due to Republican opposition, Democrats would not be able to secure the required number of votes to pass the energy and climate bill before recess….

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Has Harry Reid’s Energy Bill Stymied Senate Progress on Climate?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced a limited energy bill that responds to the oil spill and promotes energy efficiency. Reid’s action is a signal that the Senate will not pass climate legislation before November, although Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said that a climate bill could come up in…

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News Break: Cap and Trade Dead in the Senate

Senate majority leader Harry Reid, along Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, announced  today they are abandoning attempts to bring a comprehensive energy and climate legislation to the Senate floor for debate. Cap and trade, at least for now, is dead in Congress. Given the political climate in Washington, where extending unemployment benefits warrants a filibuster, proponents of a bill capping carbon, even…

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