Archive - Jun 10, 2010

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Dirty Energy Hunt: Your impact on Capitol Hill (UPDATED)

10
Jun
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UPDATE: The Murkowski Resolution was just defeated in the Senate 47-53. Thanks to all of you who made it possible!

By 1Sky policy fellow Gabriel Elsner. -- Luis

The BP Gulf Disaster began 51 days ago, and the oil spewing from the ocean floor continues unabated. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the dirty energy industry is trying to pass Senator Murkowski's (R-AK) "Dirty Air Act.” Senate Joint Resolution 26 will be voted on later today; if enacted, it would increase our reliance on oil by 1.8 billion barrels (.pdf) and allow the dirtiest coal plants to continue spewing dangerous carbon pollution. In other words, today may prove to be the biggest vote on climate change and energy in 2010.

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Guest blog: A Murkowski win would embolden Big Oil & Dirty Coal

10
Jun
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Nick Santos is a former 1Sky policy fellow and now works with The Environmental Consumer in California. The author's opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the 1Sky campaign.-- Luis

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