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2014-05-13 00:20:22

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement following the introduction of the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act by U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), David Vitter (R-LA), Tom Carper (D-DE) and John Barrasso (R-WY): http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081022/NLCLOGO "We are pleased to see the Senate release a bipartisan proposal for a six-year surface transportation reauthorization. Although we...

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2011-07-03 07:20:00

In a case that can only be appropriately described as ironic, Senator Jim Inhofe--the former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and a vocal critic of global warming theory--is blaming the environment for his recent illness. Specifically, Inhofe, a 76-year-old Republican representing the state of Oklahoma, has told reporters that he believes that he suffered what Tulsa World Washington Bureau Reporter Jim Myers refers to as "a severe upper respiratory illness"...

2009-11-05 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on passage of clean energy jobs legislation authored by Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: "Today's passage of comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee brings us one step closer to transforming our economy and creating good-paying clean energy jobs while protecting our...

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2009-11-05 12:15:00

The US Senate Environmental Public Works Committee voted Thursday to approve a Democratic climate change bill that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. Although Republican committee members boycotted Thursday's meeting, the panel reached an 11-1 voted to pass the bill. Senator Max Baucus, of Montana, was the only panel member to vote against the climate bill, which was put forth by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Senator Barbara Boxer of...

2009-02-03 13:14:00

Statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President, National Audubon Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President, National Audubon Society: "Chairwoman Boxer has crafted a clear and concise set of principles that will pave the way for strong science-based climate legislation. The release of these principles couldn't come at a better time. By taking these issues head on, we can cut global warming pollution and repower...

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By JOHN E MULLIGAN Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and colleagues on the Environment and Public Works Committee accuse Stephen L. Johnson of being more influenced by the White House than science. WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and two Democratic colleagues yesterday requested a federal probe of whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson has "made false or misleading statements" in Senate testimony about his regulatory decisions. The senators also called...

2008-07-30 15:00:00

By HERB JACKSON, WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT Sen. Frank Lautenberg and three other senators called for the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to resign Tuesday. The senators accused Stephen L. Johnson of giving misleading testimony before Congress about why the EPA blocked California's effort to control auto emissions. They said Johnson based decisions on political considerations rather than scientific evidence or existing law. The group asked Attorney General Michael B....

2008-07-30 09:00:45

Four U.S. Senate Democrats are seeking U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Stephen Johnson's resignation, saying he misled Congress. The four senators also said they want U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate whether Johnson made false statement to Congress. Mukasey's office said Tuesday it was reviewing the request, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday. The Democrats -- Barbara Boxer of California, chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works...

2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Jim Myers, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 12--WASHINGTON -- While others criticized the Bush administration's inaction on greenhouse gases, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe warned Friday that it has put in place a scenario that will bankrupt the U.S. economy. A key player in the years-long debate over climate change, the Oklahoma Republican agreed that using the Clean Air Act to put new regulations in place would be an unprecedented expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency's authority that would...

2006-03-09 08:52:52

WASHINGTON -- As a Senate committee prepares to take up revisions to the Endangered Species Act, nearly 6,000 biologists from around the country signed a letter Wednesday urging senators to preserve scientific protections in the landmark law. The House passed an Endangered Species Act rewrite last year that many scientists and environmentalists viewed as extreme. Interest groups are lobbying to ensure that legislation expected soon from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will...


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