Archive - Jun 21, 2010

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Policy Update 6/21/2010 - Obama pivots from spill to legislation

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Jun
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Last week's legislative developments were framed by President Obama's prime time speech from the Oval office on Tuesday night. Obama discussed measures being taken to address the devastation in the Gulf, but also made the broader connection between the Gulf disaster and our nation's reliance on fossil fuels, and the need for new legislation that will encourage clean energy. His challenge to the Senate was not as specific as it could have been, but it was enough to keep pressure on the Senate to continue work on comprehensive energy and climate legislation.

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Senators Collins & Snowe get well-deserved "Oily Bird Awards"

21
Jun
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By Jennifer Niese, a Climate Precinct Captain in Maine. -- Luis

Last Wednesday (June 16th), I joined up with a group of a dozen other Mainers in front of our U.S. Senators offices in Portland, Maine. Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe were among 47 Senators to vote in favor of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s resolution which would have gutted the EPA’s ability to regulate emissions from the fossil fuel industry. Fortunately, 53 Senators voted to defeat the proposal and the Clean Air Act remains intact.

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