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Top U.S. Senators Discuss Global Warming (Emphasize that It Is Real but Has Been Politicized by Fossil Fuel Industry)

  There was a beacon in the smog surrounding the U.S. Capitol building this week. While the House and Senate pushed for arctic drilling, attempted to revive the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and tried to delay rules on mercury emissions standards — all while failing to extend a key tax credit [...]
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Joe Nocera Is Still Wrong and “Very Unfair” About the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. McKibben and I (and Hansen) Explain Why.

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

We must leave the overwhelming majority of unconventional fossil fuels in the ground to avoid catastrophic warming, but Nocera wants to open every spigot CO2 emissions by fossil fuels (1 ppm CO2 ~ 2.12 GtC, where ppm is parts per mi... Read Post

Senators backing Keystone XL pipeline got lots of campaign cash from fossil fuel donors

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (last year)

Alberta tar sands In a letter to President Obama Wednesday, a bipartisan group of 53 senators, nine of them Democrats, urged approval for the new route of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial conduit would carry diluted bitum... Read Post

Senate Climate Hawks Deliver Speech Calling for U.S. Action on the “Planetary Crisis of Global Warming”

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress (2 years ago)

There was a beacon in the smog surrounding the U.S. Capitol building this week. While the House and Senate pushed for arctic drilling, attempted to revive the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and tried to delay rules on mercury emiss... Read Post


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