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2011-02-10 12:21:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of CA-45 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by California's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-six percent of Rep. Mary Bono Mack's constituents in the California 45th Congressional District oppose a controversial new bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other...

2011-02-10 12:11:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of TX-20 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by Texas' Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy percent of Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez's constituents in the Texas 20th Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a new...

2011-02-10 12:09:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of PA-14 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by Pennsylvania's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-three percent of Rep. Mike Doyle's constituents in the Pennsylvania 14th Congressional District oppose a controversial new bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other...

2011-02-10 12:08:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of NJ-7 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by New Jersey's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-two percent of Rep. Leonard Lance's constituents in the New Jersey 7th Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a...

2011-02-10 12:01:00

New Poll Data Reveal Views of NH-2 Registered Voters About Issue to be Decided by New Hampshire's Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Member; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-four percent of Rep. Charlie Bass' constituents in the New Hampshire 2nd Congressional District oppose a controversial bill to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other...

2011-02-10 10:00:00

New Poll Data Reveal Similar Findings in Districts of 8 Other House Energy & Commerce Committee Members; Voters Want Experts to Make the Calls, Not Politicians WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-two percent of House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton's constituents oppose a bill he is sponsoring to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants, a new poll reveals. The Public Policy Polling...

2011-01-27 12:30:00

Attacks on Clean Air Act Updates Would Increase Air Pollution and Health Risks - Including Asthma - for Millions of American Children, Adults WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 24 million Americans with asthma, including over 7 million children, are at increased risk of adverse health consequences if 123 U.S. House members in 35 states are successful in preventing the US EPA from updating the Clean Air Act, according to data compiled by the Natural Resources...

2011-01-18 12:55:00

Brown Would Derail Health Benefits From EPA Action to End Unlimited Dumping of Carbon Pollution WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statewide radio campaign starting today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Environment Massachusetts call on U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to abandon his efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from updating public health protections, warning that his actions threaten the health of hundreds of thousands of...

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2011-01-12 06:05:00

A US commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Tuesday that an overhaul of industry practices and tougher safety measures are needed to avoid a repeat of the worst oil disaster in US history. "The central lesson to be drawn from the catastrophe is that no less than an overhauling of both current industry practices and government oversight is now required," the presidential panel said in a report released after a six-month probe. The April 2010 explosion of the BP-leased...

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2010-12-15 06:25:17

A new international deal on global warming was reached in Cancun on December 11, easing the minds of environmentalists worried that another summit would end with no agreement, but casting a shadow over the issue is the political shift in the United States where legislative climate efforts stalled in 2010. President Barack Obama's administration played an active role in bringing the climate deal together, which pledged deep cuts in carbon emissions blamed for climate change and set up a new...