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Senate Approves Wild and Scenic Status for Eightmile River

Article: Senate Approves Wild and Scenic Status for Eightmile River

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2008 (ENS) – An ecological treasure of Connecticut is now one step closer to being permanently protected. As part of a larger package of natural resources bills, the U.S. Senate today voted 91-4 to protect the Eightmile River as a federal Wild and Scenic River. The omnibus bill is expected to…

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…