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July 28, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

39 ways to roll back environmental regulations

The GOP in the House has been agitating for rollbacks in environmental regulations since it took over the majority in November. The New York Times has a summary of their rapidly escalating list of amendments to the latest spending bill. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, GOP in the House


March 01, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Blumenauer on the return of Styrofoam cups in the House: What's next, lead paint?

A fun find by The Portland Mercury's Blogtown: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) sent out this tweet following the return of Styrofoam cups to the House cafeteria yesterday (part of the GOP's rollback of Nancy Pelosi's 2007 Greening the Capitol initiative). Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Earl Blumenauer, Garbage, GOP in the House, Recycling


Feb. 09, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Lisa Jackson: 10 reasons not to gut the Clean Air Act

Republicans have proposals in both the House and the Senate to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from using the Clean Air Act to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Environmental Protection Agency, GOP in the House, greenhouse gases, Lisa Jackson


Feb. 02, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

House Republicans vs. EPA on greenhouse gases

We're waiting on this anticipated newsmaker today: Anonymous officials tipped off the press to the House Republicans' plan to introduce a bill that would ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. From the AP: Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Environmental Protection Agency, GOP in the House, greenhouse gases


Dec. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

EPA planning new climate rules times two

POLITICO reports the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to a schedule for new regulations of greenhouse gases – in addition to the ones slated to kick in Jan. 2. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Environmental Protection Agency, GOP in the House


Dec. 08, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

A preview of the EPA under pressure?

Why did the Environmental Protection Agency really delay its new boiler pollution rules? Bradford Plumer of The New Republic writes it could be a reaction to anti-EPA sentiment among the new Republican leadership in Congress, and a preview of how environmental policy will be affected over the next two years: Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Environmental Protection Agency, Fred Upton, GOP in the House, Pollution


Dec. 02, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Global warming commitee a "cover" for energy tax?

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives' Select Committee on Global Warming, created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2007, held its last meeting. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Elections, GOP in the House


Nov. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Colin Powell: Wind industry faces uphill battle

Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell gave the keynote address at this month's American Wind Energy Association conference, where industry leaders recognized the Nov. 2 election didn't go their way. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Elections, GOP in the House, Wind energy


Nov. 16, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Greg Walden: Oregon's GOP leader drives a Prius

Lately a lot more eyes are on U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon's only Republican congressman. He was chosen by the incoming GOP House Speaker John Boehner to chair the Republican transition team as the party assumes control of the House. As many media reports are noting, he also drives a Prius in D.C. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Elections, GOP in the House, Greg Walden


Nov. 03, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

GOP in the House: Why greens are worried

In the run-up to Tuesday's election, analysts across the country were predicting what would happen if Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives. As predicted, the GOP has claimed a majority, and President Obama today conceded that it is now "doubtful" that Congress will pass climate-change legislation in the next two years. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Land, Elections, GOP in the House



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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