Daily Archives: July 7, 2012

Boehner faintly praises highway bill, vows more Keystone efforts

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) offered limited praise for the sweeping transportation bill that President Obama signed Friday and pledged to continue pushing for authorization of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, which was omitted from the legislation.

He lauded provisions in the House-Senate compromise that pare back environmental reviews for some projects – an element […]

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Climate activists scuttle plans for ice-melting protest on Capitol Hill

A climate advocacy group has canceled plans to unveil an ice sculpture next to the Capitol Saturday that was meant to counter global warming skeptics in Congress, citing concerns it would be insensitive to West Virginia residents still without power.

The group 350.org had planned to unveil ice forming the word “hoax?” on a day when […]

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