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U.S. Senators Probe Departure of EPA Midwest Administrator

Article: U.S. Senators Probe Departure of EPA Midwest Administrator

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2008 (ENS) – The circumstances surrounding the resignation of Mary Gade, formerly the U.S. EPA’s regional administrator for the Midwest, are under investigation by an environmental committee of the U.S. Senate. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairman Barbara Boxer of California and committee member Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island,…

First U.S. Climate Emissions Control Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Article: First U.S. Climate Emissions Control Bill Heads to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – A Senate committee approved a landmark global warming bill Wednesday night, calling on the nation to cut greenhouse gas emissions some 70 percent by 2050. Although the measure faces an uphill battle in the full Senate, proponents say the vote signals a growing consensus within Congress and among…