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Entry Title Date
Green The Economy: Save The World September 18, 2014
Eric Swalwell, D-CA
"The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century. Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, and the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate happened very quickly, geologically speaking—in tens of years, not millions or thousands."
Nomination Of Pamela Harris To Be United States Circuit Judge For The Fourth Circuit—Continued July 24, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Let me be specific. In 2003, Senator John McCain was the lead cosponsor of Democrat Joe Lieberman’s Climate Stewardship Act, which would have created a market-based emissions cap-and-trading program to reduce carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants from the biggest U.S. sources."
Legislative Session July 15, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Utah also has energy investors who are wide awake, building a growing number of solar installations. Community Solar has a pilot project in Salt Lake that allows homeowner groups to purchase solar energy. It is estimated that over its 25-year lifetime, this installation will avoid 5,500 tons of carbon dioxide pollution."
Preserving Three Coequal Branches Of Government June 26, 2014
Rob Woodall, R-GA
"Mr. Speaker, it just so happens that the Supreme Court ruled on yet another unconstitutional action of the White House today. I hadn’t actually anticipated that decision happening today. I came down to talk about the President’s new environmental initiative. He wants to reduce carbon emissions, CO emissions, carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent. He announced this policy from the White House, and the media covered it expansively.2"
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 6, Domestic Prosperity And Global Freedom Act; And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3301, North American Energy Infrastructure Act June 24, 2014
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"I think it is important to say a few things. Here is what we know. We know that burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We know that carbon dioxide traps heat. We know that the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are higher than they have been in 800,000 years. We know that 9 of the 10 warmest years since 1880 have been in the last decade. We know that last month was the warmest month of May ever recorded."

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