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Senator Tom Carper Sep 12
Repealing the Clean Water Rule is a rebuke of sound science and overwhelming public opinion, and it will put at risk the waterbodies that feed into the drinking water of nearly 1 in 3 Americans
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Sen. Maria Cantwell Sep 11
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a national treasure that must be preserved for future generations. Proud to stand with , , , & to keep oil rigs out of one of the last pristine public lands in America.
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Senator Tom Carper Sep 11
With their numbers dwindling, there is no time to waste in making sure North Atlantic right whales are able to thrive and continue contributing to marine ecosystems. The grants funded in this bill will help right whales flourish and support economic growth in the First State
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EPW Democrats Sep 11
Replying to @SenatorCarper
“Meanwhile, the Administration has also been rushing down a misguided path to develop our nation’s public lands, particularly in and in core sage-grouse habitat, at the expense of thorough public process, transparency and science.” -
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EPW Democrats Sep 11
“In 2017, this Administration also adopted an unprecedented legal opinion relative to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act – a stance that every former top official since President Nixon’s administration - has vehemently opposed.” -
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EPW Democrats Sep 11
Replying to @SenatorCarper
“Unfortunately, over the last two years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken actions that jeopardize our nation’s wildlife, despite widespread opposition.” -
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EPW Democrats Sep 11
Replying to @SenatorCarper
“In Delaware, we take great pride in our two national wildlife refuges, which are home to threatened and endangered species, including the piping plover and red knot.” -
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EPW Democrats Sep 11
“In fact, the president’s budget proposals have repeatedly called for the ’s elimination. Moreover, Dr. Lemos is the first nominee to the Board we have seen during this administration.” -
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EPW Democrats Sep 11
“The has investigated everything from the BP Oil spill, to fatal refinery accidents, to the chemical explosions caused by Hurricane Harvey flooding. Regrettably, has not treated this agency with the respect its mission deserves.” -
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EPW Democrats Sep 11
WATCH LIVE: gives his opening statement at a hearing to consider two nominees at and – two agencies with vital missions in protecting environmental quality
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Ed Markey Aug 29
Methane is 30x more potent of a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. As the Amazon burns and hurricanes bear down, Donald Trump hastens his push to climate catastrophe with this rollback.
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Tammy Duckworth Aug 29
Glaciers are melting, islands are sinking and forests are burning. We can't afford to go backward. The same week that Trump skips meetings with G7 leaders on , his Admin announces plans that allow oil & gas companies to leak harmful methane gas into our atmosphere.
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EPW Democrats Aug 29
. on the rollback: “The Trump administration has continued to pursue a course that would increase profit margins for the oil and gas industry, even if it means cutting commonsense public health and environmental protections”
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101.7FM / 1150AM WDEL Aug 27
U.S. Senator Tom Carper and officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) toured a number of flood-prone roadways across Delaware on Monday, August 26, 2019 in an effort to promote a bipartisan federal transportation reauthorizat…
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E&E News Aug 27
Sen. Tom Carper tours flood-prone roadways this week to promote the historic climate provisions in the Senate's highway bill.
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Senator Jeff Merkley Aug 28
As climate chaos proceeds, hunters and fishermen are taking notice. “It doesn't matter if you're a conservative, an independent or a progressive... We all want a healthy natural world that we can pass on to our kids & grandkids...”
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EPW Democrats Aug 28
Newsletter from on his state-wide tour Monday highlighting ATIA's provisions addressing climate change and surface resiliency: "Building First State roads to last"
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Senator Dick Durbin Aug 26
The fires burning through the Amazon Rainforest are devastating one of our planet’s most precious natural resources. My heart is with the Brazilian people as they work to put out this blaze.
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Tammy Duckworth Aug 26
The horrifying truth is is real, and it is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Glaciers are melting, islands are sinking and forests are burning. We cannot afford to ignore it any longer, and the highlights the urgent need to .
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Senator Tom Carper Aug 27
America’s leadership on climate change has been reduced to an empty seat at the table.
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