Environmental Politics

Bills To Approve Keystone Pipeline Could Be Headed To Senate, House

"Bills to take approval of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline from Canada out of the hands of the Obama administration could be headed for votes in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Democrat Mary Landrieu, chair of the Senate Energy Committee, said she would propose debate later on Wednesday and a vote on Thursday on a bill floated in May to approve the project, which would deliver heavy Canadian oil sands crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Source: Reuters, 11/13/2014

"GOP Congressional Leaders Denounce U.S.-China Deal on Climate Change"

"Any hope for Congress to reconvene with a sense of bipartisanship was quickly erased Wednesday morning as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) sharply criticized the announcement of a new climate deal between the United States and China."

Source: Wash Post, 11/13/2014

"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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