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Rebel Republicans break rank to back House climate bill

In a video posted on YouTube, Congressman Mark Kirk (R–Ill.) looks up from a 1300-page stack of papers and says, “I’m on page 587, reading about ‘Alternative Metrics and Threshold Review’ and I’ve got many more hours to go before the vote and a couple hundred more pages.” 

Apparently, the riveting read was enough to convince the Kirk and seven other Republicans to vote for the American Clean Energy and Security Act...

June 29, 2009 — Brendan Borrell
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NASA climate researcher Hansen arrested at coal-mining protest

James Hansen, NASA's chief climate scientist, was arrested Tuesday while protesting against mountaintop coal mining in West Virginia.

Hansen was taking part in a demonstration organized by the Rainforest Action Network and that included actress Daryl Hannah, 94-year-old former Representative Ken Hechler (D-WV), and noted environmentalist Judy Bonds.  He was one of 31 people cited and released for blocking traffic and obstructing an officer on a road near Massey Energy Company's Goals Coal plant, the Associated Press reported...

June 25, 2009 — Brendan Borrell
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