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Let’s All Admire What A Big Giant Hypocrite Heidi Heitkamp Is Being Right Now

The U.S. Senate has been debating controversial legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline recently. And, unlike when Democrats ran the chamber, the minority party has been allowed to bring amendments to the floor for a vote. In fact, no fewer than 24 amendments to the bill were considered – most of them introduced by Democrats...

Native Americans and Supporters Fight Keystone XL Pipeline With Spirit Camp

If you head south on route 183 in central South Dakota, you'll see sprawling farmland all around you. Bald eagles, some as tall as children, will stand guard at the side of the road and swoop low over your car. And if you look to the...Show More Summary

Bob Dylan: Billionaires Should Be Creating Jobs, Not Government

Bob Dylan spoke to AARP The Magazine. Whoever thought Bob Dylan and AARP would be in the same sentence? Now read this:Republicans Block Amendment Requiring Steel for Keystone XL Pipeline To Be Made In America (Jan 21, 2015) Liberace To Go On Tour As Hologram (Jan 19, 2015) Obama Previews State Of The Union Address [...]

Senate squelches Democratic amendments on fast-track Keystone XL kabuki bill

A TransCanada pipeline The Senate voted on 15 amendments to its fast-track Keystone XL pipeline bill—S. 1—Thursday night, passing two, shooting down five and, to Democratic complaints, tabling seven, including one by independent Sen....Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Agree Climate Change Is Real But Continue To Deny Cause

With Republicans controlling the Senate, Democrats are largely limited to symbolic votes. Democrats wanted to attach an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill which would get Republicans on record with regards to climate change. There was little difficulty in passing an amendment agreeing that climate change is real, and not a hoax. Only one [...]Show More Summary

Friday beer post

Is it beer thirty yet? I need a drink: The Senate on Thursday again voted to reject two measures related to the Keystone XL pipeline that declared that humans are a cause of climate change — the second set of votes on the issue in two days. Senators are using...

Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change is Real, but Can’t Agree That It’s Influenced by Human Activity

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted, 98-1, that climate change was real and not a hoax. The vote came after Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) added the amendment to a bill seeking to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. [caption width="500" align="alignnone"]Sen. James Inhofe[/caption] Emily Atkin, writing for Think Progress, explains that the amendment...

Senate Rejects Human Role in Climate Change

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Senators are using the Keystone XL pipeline debate to argue over climate issues.

Oil Spill In Yellowstone River Very Near Where Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cross

A pipeline burst under the Yellowstone river on Saturday, resulting in a massive oil spill of over 50,000 gallons into the river and making residents extremely concerned about the proposed Keystone pipeline that is set to cross the river in the same city- Glendive, Montana. Show More Summary

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipelineShow More Summary

Fracking and Pipelines Compliance

To minimize environmental risk and/or public cost from the Keystone XL (or any other oil, gas or energy) pipeline and the fracking industry, it would be in the public interest to pass legislation and/ or impose permanent regulationsShow More Summary

Keystone XL pipeline developer attempts to seize Nebraska lands

Keystone XL pipeline developer TransCanada filed legal papers in nine Nebraska counties this week in an attempt to invoke eminent domain for the land needed to construct, operate and maintain the pipeline. Some landowners have been holding their ground for

“It starts by admitting you have a problem ... "

My problem is I want to conduct extraneous empirical analysis: The Senate on Wednesday voted that “climate change is real and is not a hoax” as Democrats used the Keystone XL pipeline debate to force votes on the politically charged issue ahead of the 2016 elections. The “hoax” amendment to...

Sen. Ernst pushes myth of the Keystone 'jobs bill'

In the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst called the legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline the "Keystone jobs bill." Certainly, that's what Republicans want the American public...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton continues Keystone XL silence

Hillary Clinton declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Keystone Debate: Senate to Vote on Dueling Climate Change Amendments

The Senate is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on dueling climate change amendments in their ongoing debate over the Keystone XL pipeline.

"Keystone marathon begins in Senate" [and at this blog]

I've always wanted to complete a marathon: The Senate on Tuesday began what is expected to be a weeks-long debate over the Keystone XL pipeline by holding a trio of amendment votes. Out of the three amendments proposed, only one — Republican Sen. Rob Portman's (Ohio) trimmed down version of...

Yesterday Republicans voted against American jobs, today against science

Senate Republicans are real profiles in courage. Tuesday, Senate Republicans voted down Democratic amendments calling for the Keystone XL pipeline to be built with American-made steel and for the oil it transports to be kept in the United States, not exported. Show More Summary

Did Obama attack Keystone activists in the State of the Union?

President Obama slammed Republicans fixated on the Keystone XL pipeline in his Tuesday State of the Union Address. “Let’s set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline,” he declared to standing applause from Democrats in the chamber. But instead of clapping, his fellow Democrats should have thought through what their president was actually saying. There was […]

When was the last time the Senate vote 95-1 on anything of substance?

Were four Senators already out there campaigning for President? The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that is aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings — a rare moment of bipartisan agreement in a tense debate that is nowhere near being settled. Lawmakers...

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