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Top White House climate adviser vows Obama will act soon
Heather Zichal, the deputy assistant to the president on energy and climate change, said she didn't want to get "in front of the big man" and unveil specific plans during an event in Washington, D.C., hosted by The New Republic .
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Republican Congressman Darrell Issa -- He Fights For Us
"I will have you physically removed if you don't stop!" "You should be ashamed of yourself!" -- Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, reproving Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Ronald Weich for providing "blank pages" of discovery on the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.
Army Corps of Engineers won't review broad impacts of proposed coal terminals
WASHINGTON — The U.S Army Corps of Engineers will not review the broader climate-change impacts of proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest, an agency official told Congress on Tuesday, June 18. The much-anticipated decision is a significant victory for the supporters of three coal terminals in Washington and Oregon — ... (more)
The Salinas Californian
Book raises alarms about alternative medicine
The most likely cause of the girl's condition: toxic side effects from more than 80 dietary supplements, which the girl's mother carried in a shopping bag, says Sarah Erush, clinical pharmacy manager at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where the girl was treated last summer.
Book raises alarms about alternative medicine
There are serious but often little-known risks posed by some forms of alternative medicine, which is a loosely regulated industry.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Organizations in LA protest against possible food stamp cuts
Organizations in Los Angeles Monday rallied at U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman's regional office to protest against possible food stamp cuts, expecting the U.S. Congress to veto the proposed cuts which will impact about 2 million Americans.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
The Washington Post
As Obama moves forward on climate, he faces a tough political task
A pair of fundraisers just 90 minutes apart in the San Francisco Bay Area last week laid bare the competing forces of politics and policy that President Obama is grappling with as he prepares to unveil a slate of major initiatives on global warming in late June or in July.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
KY-01: What are the Issues in Congressman Ed Whitfield's District?
Take note that these Congressional District Information Diaries are not meant to evaluate whether or not the districts are beatable.
Waxman, Rush request hearing on temperature increases, climate change
Story by 89 WLS Web Writer Kim Rasmussen Congressmen Henry Waxman and Bobby Rush are requesting a hearing on a new report from the International Energy Agency .
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Iranian cyberattacks vs. US smart grid
Amid the recent flurry of Iranian cyberattacks on US power companies, announced by government officials in late May, the country's power grid infrastructure needs a major overhaul to improve national security.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Overnight Tech: McCain urges FCC to shake up video market
THE LEDE: Sen. John McCain is looking to recruit the Federal Communications Commission to his campaign for "a la carte" cable TV packages.
The Heritage Foundation
The Ethanol Mandate: Don't Mend It, End It
Praised as a policy that would reduce dependence on oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Renewable Fuel Standard , which requires refineries to blend ethanol into gasoline, has been fraught with unintended consequences.
Hearing on Satellite TV Act Turns Into State of Video Hearing
A hearing yesterday on a 25-year-old law law governing whether or not satellite TV services can carry out-of-market signals quickly broadened into a discussion on the state of video.
Nanaimo Daily News
US-China climate deal was long in the works, reflects shifting incentive for developing nation
Disparate interests ranging from environmental activists to businesses and industry are lining up to support a first-of-its-kind deal between the U.S. and China to phase out a chemical blamed for climate change.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
White House plots climate strategy with Senate, House Democrats
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough last week to coordinate climate strategy, the Rhode Island Democrat told reporters Tuesday.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
'Pasha' Dingell and the rise of Washington power
In October, 1991 Morgan Stanley, Merck and AT&T were among the corporations, lobbyists and Washington insiders who laid out $600,000 to honor Rep. John Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, in a glitzy gala at the Washington Hyatt Regency.
Overnight Energy: Senate dives into ocean research - a James Cameron production
The legendary filmmaker has traveled to the deepest place on Earth in his Deepsea Challenger.
Dingell sets a record
Last Friday, U.S. Rep, John Dingell became the longest-serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress, at 20,997 days, or 57 years and 177 days.
U.S., China forge deal to phase down HFCs - Judge shocked over...
U.S., CHINA FORGE DEAL TO PHASE DOWN HFCS: It was widely eclipsed by cybersecurity news this weekend, but China and the U.S. have forged an agreement to cut hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a greenhouse gas that has a much shorter lifespan in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide but are a potent contributor to the climate change phenomenon.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
US, China pledge to build new relations
Even as they pledged to build "a new model" of relations, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China ended two days of informal meetings here Saturday moving closer on pressuring a nuclear North Korea and addressing climate change, but remaining sharply divided over cyberespionage and other issues that have divided the countries for ... (more)