Barbara Boxer

Senate Climate Bill

With the clock ticking toward crucial international negotiations in December, and scientists urging swift action to avert climate catastrophe, the U.S. Senate launched its energy and climate change bill. The new bill could change the course of U.S. energy

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Obama's Pledge

President-elect Barack Obama says when he takes office the United States will take strong action to combat climate change. Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn reports that leaders and legislators have praised Obama for this promise.

Boxer Sets Agenda on Environment

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is an outspoken critic of President Bush and the Republican environmental policy. Now, the California senator is gearing up to take charge of the Environment and Public Works committee. At the top of her agenda: climate ch

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BP Spill  ? Investigating Criminal Intent

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is calling for a criminal investigation into BP's handling of the Gulf oil disaster. Boxer, and several other members of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, want to find out if BP made false statements to gover

Senate Seat Showdown

California's three-term U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is chair of the Senate's powerful Environment and Public Works Committee. Now this veteran Democrat is facing a stiff challenge from a Republican woman who was once one of the country's most powerful fema

Boxer Sets Agenda on Environment

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is an outspoken critic of President Bush and the Republican environmental policy. Now, the California senator is gearing up to take charge of the Environment and Public Works committee. At the top of her agenda: climate ch

Senate Climate Bill

Environment Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-California) and Bernie Sanders (I- Vermont) have introduced legislation to tax carbon emissions, saying time is running out to avert catastrophic climate disruption.

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