Archive - Jun 1, 2010

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DC Hill update 6/1/10: Murkowski Dirty Air Act vote set for June 10th

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Jun
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Last week, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) struck a deal with the Democratic leadership that will allow her to force a vote on her “disapproval resolution” on the Clean Air Act on next Thursday, June 10. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that he will make a climate and energy bill a priority after the Memorial Day recess, huddling with key chairmen and working to chart out a path forward on "energy-related" legislation. At a high-profile press event President Obama identified comprehensive legislation as the long-term fix for preventing further oil-related disasters. Members of Congress are back in their states and districts all week for Memorial Day recess.

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Where movies and climate activism meet

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Jun
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Last week, I sat with filmmakers at Working Film’s Reel Engagement seminar, described as “an interactive retreat powered by bold non-fiction filmmaking and strategic, on-the-ground organizing locally, globally and on the Web.” Working Films put together seven very powerful films that tell stories of our modern climate and environmental issues, from "clean coal" to mountaintop removal to natural gas extraction to international climate crises to the Cape Wind project. Visit Working Films’ website to watch some of these trailers -- really gripping pieces.

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