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2010 Elections

2010 ElectionsClimate and energy have become bread-and-butter election issues all across the country as never before, but in the current election cycle, they are being eclipsed by the sour economy. We’re covering both big races and unfamiliar territory to illuminate the tough choices and political paradoxes that voters are facing at the ballot box.
A recent court decision ordering EPA to speed up industrial boiler regulations could set the agency and the U.S. House on 'a real collision course.'
WASHINGTON—Tension between a Republican-led House and the EPA is already palpable enough during...
Jan 25, 2011 | Read More
New Mexico capitol
Mass firings, a controversial 90-day rule freeze, and appointment of a climate skeptic have made the new GOP governor a lightning rod of controversy
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s swift actions to stall progress on greenhouse gas regulations...
Jan 21, 2011 | Read More
The cuts were included in the last two budgets submitted to Congress, but were never implemented. Will GOP budget hawks now get on board?
WASHINGTON—Lately, President Obama seems to be suffering from a case of laryngitis on the topic of...
Jan 14, 2011 | Read More
Bill's sponsor Jay Rockefeller fears that Republicans could gut the entire tenor of his proposal if it were introduced next year
WASHINGTON—Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s single-handed effort to stall the EPA’s newest initiative to curb...
Nov 17, 2010 | Read More
In Colorado, a broad coalition keeps clean energy on track. But Republican gains in Pennsylvania threaten to derail legislation
WASHINGTON—It turns out there is more than one way to stir up the color purple on the post-midterm...
Nov 15, 2010 | Read More
Pelosi's LCV score is 92, Boehner's is 2. Waxman had a 91, his top scoring potential replacement scores 39.
WASHINGTON—Now that Republicans will be calling the shots in the House, the Democratic duo...
Nov 8, 2010 | Read More
By a 22 percent margin, voters support EPA oversight of carbon emissions from power plants, vehicles and other sources
 WASHINGTON—Environmental organizations fearful of being blamed for Tuesday’s devastating...
Nov 5, 2010 | Read More
Environmentalists say public support for clean energy remains strong, though "cap and tax" label fired up the opposition
WASHINGTON—Smack-down. Shellacking. Drubbing. Pasting. Thrashing. Thumping. Trouncing. Walloping....
Nov 5, 2010 | Read More
61 percent of voters say no to referendum that would have suspended the state's landmark climate legislation
California voters defended their landmark climate law by rejecting Proposition 23 yesterday, ending...
Nov 3, 2010 | Read More
The first-termer is one of many clean energy promoters to fall as Republicans make big gains in Washington
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia—Rep. Tom Perriello looked so buoyant and sounded so effervescent during...
Nov 3, 2010 | Read More