House Republican seeks impeachment for McCarthy

National Journal

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is pressing a resolution to impeach Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, accusing her of making false statements to Congress about her agency's Clean Water Rule, National Journal reports.

Clinton seeks to reassure Iran deal skeptics with tough talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will argue that the U.S. must be "clear-eyed" about the nuclear deal with Iran in a speech on Wednesday, stressing that President Barack Obama's landmark agreement must be enforced with "vigor and vigilance" and is not a step toward normalizing relations with America's longtime enemy.

Speaking at a Washington think tank, Clinton plans to hail the agreement as part of a larger Middle East strategy before offering a five-point plan for countering Iran's influence in the region.

Energy reporters to discuss climate and 2016

Washington, September 9, 2015, 9:30 am

Reporters from The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post and Politico to speak at the National Press Club on the role of climate and energy policy in the 2016 elections.

McConnell vows fight against Clean Power Plan

Sen. Mitch McConnell

In a newsletter sent to constituents, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he plans to use the Senate to "keep up the fight" against the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, pledging to use appropriations, legislation and the Congressional Review Act to roll back the power plant carbon regulations.

Senate Democrats

Democrats clinch critical 41 votes for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing their advantage, the White House and insistent Senate Democrats locked up the votes Tuesday to frustrate attempts by outraged Republicans to pass a legislative rebuke to the Iran nuclear accord.

Three previously undeclared Senate Democrats — Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Gary Peters of Michigan — announced their support for the international agreement in a coordinated burst. That pushed supporters to the crucial 41-vote total that would allow them to block a GOP disapproval resolution with a filibuster, and prevent a final vote.

Coal industry takes aim at Clinton

The Hill

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is taking aim at Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, releasing a video and memo seeking to tie Clinton to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and cap-and-trade efforts, The Hill reports.

Congress plunging into debate on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington from their summer recess are plunging immediately into bitter, partisan debate over the Iran nuclear accord.

The deal struck by Iran, the U.S. and five world powers in July is aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions.

Alexa Rogals/The Associated Press

Back in action, House stages first grilling of EPA over mine spill

Congress is returning from a long August recess, and House Republicans are wasting no time grilling the Environmental Protection Agency over last month’s spill of 3 million gallons of toxic mining waste that fouled Colorado’s Animas River.

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Wednesday will take the first crack at the agency’s handling of the spill. The accident stemmed from efforts from both EPA employees and contract workers from Environmental Restoration LLC, to examine pollution at the shuttered Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.

McConnell, allies acting globally to undermine climate deal


Neil Chatterjee, an aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has met with foreign representatives to spread the word about Senate Republican efforts to undermine President Barack Obama's attempt to achieve an international climate deal in December, Politico reports.

French president warns UN climate talks could fail

PARIS (AP) — France's president says that major U.N. climate talks in Paris could fail to produce a global deal in December, and is urging faster action.

Francois Hollande pushed Monday for agreement ahead of the talks on how to pay for adapting to and reducing global warming. He warned that poorer countries will not agree to a global accord if there is no commitment from richer countries to help with financing.


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