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Amid Pipeline and Climate Debate, Energy-Efficiency Bill Is Derailed

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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:53am
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Energy

A bipartisan bill to encourage energy efficiency in buildings died in the Senate on Monday, derailed by the contentious debate over the Keystone XL pipeline and President Obama’s plans to issue new climate change regulations.

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They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

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Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:56am

Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewed effort to pass legislation curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Obama’s Pipeline

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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:50pm
Category: 
Energy

When I was elected to Congress in 2002, George W. Bush was president and big business wrote environmental policy. 

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Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding

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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:25pm

President Obama’s annual budget request to Congress will propose a significant change in how the government pays to fight wildfires, administration officials said, a move that they say reflects the ways in which climate change is increasing the risk for and cost of those fires.