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Tag Archives: Jeff Bingaman

Retiring U.S. Sen. Snowe: End gridlock by rewarding compromise

Retiring U.S. Sen. Snowe: End gridlock by rewarding compromise

The NewsHour on Wednesday tapped retiring moderate U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) to discuss congressional dysfunction. Interviewed by Senior Correspondent Gwen Ifill, the two provided a free-wheeling inside view of what has happened over the...

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March 23, 2012 Center Well, Health, Politics
With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for...

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September 24, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Udall, Bennet add names to revived national renewable energy standard bill

Udall, Bennet add names to revived national renewable energy standard bill

Colorado Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet Tuesday signed onto a bipartisan bid to pass a national renewable energy standard (RES) modeled after Colorado’s […]...

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September 22, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Emanuel would emphasize energy issues to draw out young voters

Emanuel would emphasize energy issues to draw out young voters

There’s a major generation gap in the public’s concerns about the environment — one that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel hopes to capitalize […]...

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June 17, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Graham wiggles away from any near-term climate or energy bills

Graham wiggles away from any near-term climate or energy bills

Well that just about does it for climate legislation. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tells CongressDaily (subscription. req’d) that he’ll vote against the climate bill being […]...

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June 8, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Water cleanup bill in delicate dance with mining law reform

Water cleanup bill in delicate dance with mining law reform

Just outside of Central City in Colorado's Gilpin County, the historic Perigo gold mine drains metal-laden water at an average of 70 gallons per minute into a small perennial stream known as Gamble Gulch. Below the mine for six...

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November 30, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Udall co-sponsoring bill to at last reform 1872 mining law

Udall co-sponsoring bill to at last reform 1872 mining law

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has taken a careful look at mining reform proposals and has announced that he is co-sponsoring the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation […]...

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November 25, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Udall risks enviro wrath by floating bill to boost nuclear industry

Udall risks enviro wrath by floating bill to boost nuclear industry

Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday took his boldest step yet on the road to a national nuclear renaissance as part of a program designed to combat global warming. He introduced the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Improvement Act of...

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October 29, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Key senator wasn’t notified about Salazar selection to head interior

Key senator wasn’t notified about Salazar selection to head interior

Sen. Dianne Feinstein wasn't the only Senate committee chief surprised by an Obama Cabinet pick. New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who runs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, "never got official notice" that Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar would be...

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January 12, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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