Environmental Politics

"In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme"

"President Obama’s landmark agreement with China to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by the president and Democrats that on the issue of climate change, American voters are far ahead of Washington’s warring factions and that the environment will be a winning cause in the 2016 presidential campaign."

Source: NY Times, 11/13/2014

"Report: Dems Considering Keystone Vote for Landrieu"

"Senate Democrats are considering bringing legislation to the floor during the lame-duck session that would approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to a report in Bloomberg. The report by Bloomberg, quoting a Democratic Senate aide, said Democrats are considering the vote as part of an effort to save Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)."

Source: The Hill, 11/12/2014

Yucca Mountain: Senate Dem Loss Seen as Lifeline for Abandoned Project

"Promoters of the Yucca Mountain, Nev., nuclear waste repository left for dead by the Obama administration are celebrating Republicans' Senate takeover as a chance for resurrecting a project stymied by outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)."

Source: Greenwire, 11/07/2014


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