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Mounting Evidence that Tar Sands Activity is Causing Health Problems

March 1, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer from California has connected the dots and is pointing to growing evidence that communities living near tar sands mining and drilling operations, pipelines, and refineries are showing serious health risks and problems.[read more]

Nearly 200 organizations and companies urge Senate to adopt key energy-efficiency provision in climate bill

November 2, 2009 by Joseph Romm

A diverse coalition of nearly 200 business, labor, civil rights, and environmental groups have sent a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) urging her to support an important energy-efficiency provision that would: Generate $100 billion in electric efficiency investments; Create...[read more]

Differing Perspectives on New Nuclear Power Driven Partially By Different Positions in Society

November 1, 2009 by Rod Adams

During his appearance on Friday, October 30, 2009, John Rowe told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee believes that there is no market need to push the development of new nuclear power plants. He also stated that his staff has computed that power from new nuclear power plants can only be competitive in the market under...[read more]