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  1. John A. Knauss | NOAA administrator, 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    ... Knauss died peacefully at his home in Saunderstown, R.I., on Nov. 19. No cause of death was given. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and URI president David Dooley said Mr. Knauss played a pivotal role in underscoring the importance of the planet's seas. ...


  2. Nonprofit seeks to clean up Providence, Seekonk riversRead the original story

    Friday | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... of the rotting piers, barges and other structures that have marred the upper Narragansett Bay. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says the project is necessary because the stretch is no longer considered an industrial waterfront.


  3. Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies aged 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 26 |

    Scientist John Knauss, whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died aged 90. The school said in a statement that Knauss died peacefully at his home in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, on November 19. No cause of death was given. US senator Sheldon Whitehouse and URI President David Dooley said he played a pivotal role in underscoring the importance of the planet's seas.


  4. US Senator talks with inmates about reducing recidivismRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 25 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Providence Journal reports Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse talked with inmates at a sociology class Tuesday at Cranston's Adult Correctional Institute. The students had read some of the legislation proposed by Whitehouse that is aimed on reducing the number of repeat offenders.


  5. Emails Suggest This Dem Senator Is Behind The Effort To Prosecute Global Warming SkepticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | The Daily Caller

    U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse talks to Ron Klain , then-Chief of Staff for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, outside of the senate Democrats' weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in this December 8, 2009 file photo.REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files Scientists calling for the Justice Department to prosecute global warming skeptics may have had some help from a prominent Democratic senator, according to email records obtained by a free market think tank.


  6. Lawmakers: Improve electricity capacity projection methodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 |

    Rhode Island's congressional delegation is calling on federal regulators to improve the methods they use for projecting electricity capacity and setting energy prices across New England. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps.


  7. Grant enables new training tower, equipment to deal with emergenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 |

    ... protect themselves and the community," he said. "This was a sound investment of federal dollars." Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said in a statement, the tower will help Warwick and other departments train for the "special challenges facing Rhode Island ...


  8. 'Incredibly Ironic': IRS Complaint Filed Against...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 |

    ... to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool - recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse - is a RICO investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks ...


  9. 350,000 People Say: #ExxonKnewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | Daily Kos

    ... hold these officials accountable at the ballot box. When members of Congress like Rep. Ted Lieu and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse stick their neck out to call out ExxonMobil and climate-denial infrastructure, we will continue to support our climate ...


  10. Up All Night: US Senate To Address Climate Change OptionsRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2014 | Renewable Energy News

    More than two dozen legislators are pulling an all-nighter tonight on the Senate floor to talk about climate change and what actions must be taken. The Senate Climate Action Task Force was formed in January , as a "wake-up call" by Senators Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse to seek action inside & outside Congress, and "change the minds around here" to "the catastrophe that's unfolding before our eyes," Boxer said then .


  11. Will the "Tobacco Strategy" Work Against Big Oil?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | The New Yorker

    ... since before the story broke about the company's far-reaching research. Back in May, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, wrote , in the Washington Post , "Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and ...


  12. R.I. congressional delegation responds to Paris attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 | WLNE-TV Providence

    These steps have been on the minds of Rhode Island's congressmen since Friday's attacks in Paris the deadliest in France since World War II. The attacks, which have been linked to ISIS, hit close to home for them, as fears mount of future terror attacks at home in the U.S. "[The terrorists] didn't pick Paris because they had something particular about Paris," explained U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.


  13. A New Front in the Climate Change DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 |

    ... Attorney General had also subpoenaed documents from ExxonMobil concerning climate change risks. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse recently compared fossil fuel companies to the tobacco companies from years past, and advocated that the federal government ...


  14. Lawsuit filed in the #RICO20 case against GMU for 'denying' records existRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 | NorCalBlogs

    ... the risks of climate change, in order to forestall America's response to climate change." In May, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) called for a RICO investigation of "fossil fuel companies and their allies." The scientists "strongly endorse" Sen. ...


  15. U.S. Congress Hopes to Weigh in on Global Climate TalksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | Scientific American

    ... still in flux, Foreign Relations ranking member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Climate Action Task Force Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have said they will go if the Senate schedule permits. White House climate adviser Brian Deese has been reaching ...


  16. Democrats launch McCarthyist witchhunt against researchers questioning climate change agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 11 |

    ... think tank, told . The letter from Boxer and Sens. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island requests information about "payments made ... in support of scientific research and scientists, as well as support for ...


  17. Potential loss of seat loomsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 10 |

    ... any sign of stepping away, and both have proven formidable at the ballot box. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse similarly seem highly secure in their positions, leaving no obvious upward avenue for either of the current representatives. ...


  18. New Focus: Bills to help addicted babies need supportRead the original story

    Monday Nov 9 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... in the U.S. Senate last week by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, R-R.I., is aimed at improving treatment programs for pregnant women and mothers who have substance abuse disorders. Using ...


  19. Opinion: Prosecuting Climate DissentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 8 | Wall Street Journal

    Sheldon Whitehouse got his man. The Rhode Island Senator has been lobbying for prosecutions of oil and gas companies over climate change, and New York Attorney General and progressive activist Eric Schneiderman has now obliged by opening a subpoena assault on Exxon Mobil. 75 comments

  20. Michael Barone: Liberala s response to dissent: a Shut upaRead the original story

    Monday Nov 9 | Northern Virginia Daily

    ... those who deny the Holocaust occurred) to be imprisoned or even executed as heretics. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has called for criminal investigation of global warming theory critics under the federal anti-racketeering statutes. Whitehouse ...