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  • Hearing Focuses on Impact of Environmental Regulations on Farming
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    Environmental Regulations Impact on Farmers and Ranchers

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the impact of environmental regulations on farmers and ranchers. Committee members heard from industry stakeholders…

  • Former Vice President Al Gore Speaks at emNew York Timesem Global Leaders Collective Meeting
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    Climate Change and Environmental Policy

    Former Vice President Al Gore provided his latest assessment of the environment and talked about efforts to combat climate change. The former vice president was the chair of the Climate Reality…

  • Washington Journal Benjamin Schreiber on Trump Environmental and Energy Policy Agenda
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    Trump Administration Environmental and Energy Policy Agenda

    Benjamin Schreiber, climate and energy program director at Friends of the Earth, talked about President-elect Donald Trump’s environmental and energy policy agenda.

  • President Obama and Secretary Kerry Address Ocean Summit
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    President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry Remarks at Ocean Summit

    President Obama designated the nation’s first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument covers an area of 4,913 square miles off the…

  • Discussion Focuses on Agent Orange in Vietnam and Laos
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    Impact of Agent Orange

    Susan Hammond and Jaquelyn Chagnon talked about the continuing impact of the U.S. military’s widespread use of Agent Orange as a defoliant during the Vietnam War. They used slides as they shared their…

  • Discussion Focuses on Migratory Birds
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    Migratory Birds Conservation

    The Wilson Center hosted a discussion to mark the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty, an agreement signed in 1916 by the U.S. and Great Britain to conserve birds that migrate…

  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Paris Climate Agreement
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    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Paris Climate Agreement

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy talked about the implications of the Paris climate change agreement. She outlined her role at the U.N. Climate Change Conference and…

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on International Air Quality
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    International Air Quality

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy made remarks at a signing ceremony to launch an air quality initiative at U.S. diplomatic…

  • Thomas Donohue on the State of American Business
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    State of American Business

    Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of Commerce’s policy and political agenda for 2015. He called on Congress to pass cybersecurity and…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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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…

  • Hearing on EPA Power Plant Standards
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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed the Clean…

  • Hearing on the EPA and Small Business
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    Environmental Regulations and Small Businesses

    Bob Perciasepe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its potential effects on small businesses.

  • emPoison Springem
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    Poison Spring

    Evaggelos Vallianatos, who spent 25 years as an analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), talked about his book Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, in which he…

  • White House Unveils Climate Assessment Report
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    Climate Change Report

    The White House hosted the release of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment, a report detailing the impacts of climate change on the country and the national economy. Counselor to the…

  • Energy and Environmental Policy
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    Energy and Environmental Policy

    Michael Brune talked about the Sierra Club’s expectations for Obama administration energy and environmental policy, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He focused on…

  • White House Conference on Conservation
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    White House Conference on Conservation

    Participants in a conference on community-driven conservation efforts talked about the the link between conservation and strong local economies through tourism, outdoor recreation, and healthy lands, waters and…

  • Center for Oceans Law and Policy Conference
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    Center for Oceans Law and Policy Conference

    Panelists talked about the Law of the Sea Treaty. They urged President Obama and Congress to ratify the treaty. The first half hour is not included, the event was joined in progress. The…

  • Environmental Policy in 2010
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    Environmental Policy in 2010

    Participants talked about global environmental policy and ways in which environmental issues might shape world affairs. Among the issues they addressed were global climate change, economic…

  • Poverty and Global Climate Change
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    Poverty and Global Climate Change

    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and activist and musician Bono talked about the interrelations between the climate crisis and extreme poverty and how international efforts to eliminate extreme poverty and to…

  • US Policy on Climate Change
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    U.S. Policy on Climate Change

    Kit Batten talked about U.S. climate change policy. On the previous day, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a post-Bali analysis to determine a viable policy…

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