The New York Times published an article on Tuesday about the 30 US Senators that are "on the fence" about climate legislation.
Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972. The legislation's primary goal was to keep pollution out of drinking water supplies. So the EPA and state agencies started keeping a closer eye on polluters.
I read a few interesting climate change pieces over the weekend. Taken together, they reflect the political struggle to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation now. But only one captures what is at stake for America and our future: Al Gore’ New York Times op-ed.
Twelve of the sixteen said no, and Carl Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, said it was simply a matter of priorities:
On Tuesday, Van Jones announced he will be joining the Center for American Progress and taking a teaching position at Princeton University. On Friday, he will also receive the NAACP’s President Award for his remarkable achievements.