Senate to vote on climate, public lands amendments
Yesterday the Senate voted on whether climate change is occurring. Today it will vote on what to do about it. The upper chamber will turn to an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stating that man-made climate change is happening and that the solution is to phase out use of the fossil fuels responsible for it. The Senate will also vote on several other energy and public lands amendments tonight, and more have been introduced for future consideration.
'Bring on science!' Canadian ambassador tells Obama
Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer this morning responded to President Obama's comments during his State of the Union address on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and accused the president of not reading into the scientific data regarding the controversial project.
Lengthening U.S. pipeline debate gives Canada some choices -- all difficult
So where does Canada go from here? The combination of a presidential veto threat on the Keystone XL pipeline, an uncertain State Department outcome, low oil prices and environmental challenges to alternative pipeline proposals has put the nation in a financial and policy bind.
Sen. Fischer retools amendment restricting land designations, purchases
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) has softened her amendment limiting the designation of new federally protected lands, though the measure is still being vigorously opposed by green groups.
Senate goes on the record on human impact to climate change
Some Democrats yesterday claimed "victory" when the new Congress came extremely close to handing the minority party a win in the contentious climate debate, as an amendment affirming man-made climate change came only one vote shy of being added to a bill on the Senate floor.