Nov 25, 2014
After the election, the House of Representatives passed five
bills that would help the fossil fuel industry. Included in this
episode are a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a bill to
sell off oil-rich public land to a private corporation, and three
bills that make life harder at the EPA. Finally, we end with a
sound clip straight out of 1984.
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CD085: November Bills
Approves the Keystone XL Pipeline
Approves the construction and operation of the Keystone XL
pipeline, specifically approving any route through the State of
- Forces anyone who want to challenge the Keystone XL pipeline in
to go to Washington D.C. to do it.
Written by Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisana, who has taken over
$377,000 from the oil and gas industry for the 2014 election
alone. In total, he has taken
over $646,000 from the oil and gas industry over the course of
5167: Sell Property in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
to a Corporation
Rep. Don Young of Alaska, who has taken over $1.2 million from
the Oil and Gas Industry.
"Promoting New Manufacturing Act"
- The EPA would have to issue implementation regulations
at the same time they publish or revise air quality rules.
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana's 1st district.
"Secret Science Reform Act"
Written by Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona's 6th
EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act
Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah's 2nd district, who has taken over
$111,000 in the last four years from Oil & Gas - his top
November 17, 2014 Rules Committee Hearing
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