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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a joint hearing of two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees about the agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

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    Interior Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included a $1…

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    President Obama Announces the Pullman National Monument in Chicago

    President Obama delivered remarks and announced the designation of a new national monument in Chicago’s Pullman Historic District. President Obama and Mayor Emmanuel talked about…

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    U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory

    U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy gave a tour of what he calls a “living plant museum” that is located at the base of Capitol Hill and was established by Congress…

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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    U.S. Botanic Garden History

    U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy talked about the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America, originally proposed by President Washington in a 1796 letter.

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    Book Discussion on Right of Boom

    Benjamin Schwartz talked about his book, Right of Boom: The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism, about what would happen if a nuclear bomb of unknown origin were to explode in Washington, D.C.…

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    Newsreel on 1967 Chicago Blizzard

    This film is a portion of a January 31, 1967, newsreel depicting the “worst blizzard to hit Chicago in 18 years.”

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    Senator Murkowski on ANWR

    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor to criticize President Obama’s announcement that he would move to designate as wilderness much of the Arctic National Wildlife…

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    Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Designation

    President Obama proposed new protections for large parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Akaska. 

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to President Obama’s proposal to ban drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Mike Lillis, speaking by phone, talked about…

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    French President Francois Hollande at World Economic Forum

    French President Francois Hollande delivered remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He called on the international community to take bold steps in the fight against…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Coal Ash Rule

    Federal regulators and energy industry officials testified at a House Environment Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the disposal of coal ash from power plants and its effects on…

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    Senator Schatz on Climate Change

    Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) spoke about his amendment to the Senate Keystone XL pipeline bill dealing with climate change. His amendment states that climate change is real and is…

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    Senators Whitehouse and Durbin on Keystone Amendments

    Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke on the Senate floor about his amendment to the bill allowing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which stated that “climate change is real and…

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    Senator Bennet on Fischer Amendment

    Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) spoke against a proposed amendment to the bill allowing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The amendment from Nebraska Republican Deb Fischer would…

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    Senator Inhofe on Climate Change

    Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asked to be added as a co-sponsor to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) amendment to the…

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    Emily Yehle on Climate Change Report

    Emily Yehle, a reporter for Energy and Environment Daily, was interviewed by telephone about the report the previous day from NASA/NOAA saying that 2014 was the warmest year on record and…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “NASA/NOAA: 2014 Warmest Year on Record,” from a report released the…

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    Interior Department's Use of Drones

    Bruce Quirk talked about how drones were being utilized by the Department of the Interior, including what technology was available or being developed. He used slides during his…

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