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Sanders Joins People’s Climate March

NEW YORK Sept. 21 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will be among tens of thousands of demonstrators taking part in the People’s Climate March here today in advance of a United Nations Climate Summit this week.

Sanders is a member of the Senate environment and energy committees and the author –with environment […]

The Koch Brothers Win

Senate Republicans Block Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Cash Limits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), cosponsor of constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that lifted limits on campaign spending by millionaires and billionaires, issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted to block consideration of the amendment:

“I am extremely disappointed […]

Senate Poised to Vote on Constitutional Amendment to Undo Citizens United

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 7 – One day before the U.S. Senate votes on a constitutional amendment to restore limits on big money in politics, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called the drive to undo Supreme Court decisions that gutted campaign finance laws “the major issue of our time” and said Monday’s showdown vote is […]

Bernie Says it All! Will Capitol Hill Listen?

Sanders Backs EPA Curbs on Power Plant Pollution

WASHINGTON, July 30 – At a news conference on Capitol Hill and in testimony at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today strongly endorsed an EPA proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants to curb global warming.

“If we do not address […]

Senators Call for Emergency Action to Stop Price Spikes Caused by Oil Speculators

WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to make federal regulators invoke emergency powers to stop speculators from taking advantage of turmoil in Iraq to drive up oil prices and make motorists pay more for gasoline.

“I am getting tired of big oil companies and Wall Street speculators using […]

Oil Speculators Use Iraq as Excuse to Drive Up Prices

Sanders’ Bill Would Invoke Regulators’ Emergency Powers

WASHINGTON, June 19 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today accused oil companies and Wall Street speculators of using unrest in Iraq as a phony excuse to artificially drive up crude oil and gasoline prices.

The price of oil today rose above $115 a barrel – a […]

U.S. Energy Secretary Addresses Vermont Energy Summit

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., May 16 – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spoke at a Vermont Energy Summit today as part of a first-hand look at how Vermont is on the cutting edge of transforming its energy systems from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.

In remarks at Middlebury College, Moniz focused on the need to reduce the […]

News Programs Ignore Climate Change

“News Programs have Devoted All of EIGHT Minutes to Discussing Climate Change in 2012”

Sanders Joins New Climate Action Task Force

Asks Why Network Sunday Shows Ignore Global Warming

On January 14, 2014, at a Capitol Hill news conference, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 15 other senators, announced the […]

State Dept. Turns a Blind Eye to Ugly Reality of Tar Sands

“The State Department study turns a blind eye to the ugly reality that extracting and refining dirty tar sands oil will spew into our atmosphere more and more of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. To my mind, global warming is the most serious environmental crisis facing the world today and President Obama should […]

League of Conservation rates Bernie Sanders at 100%

The League of Conservation Voters released its 2013 National Environmental Scorecard on Tuesday, awarding Sen. Bernie Sanders a 100 percent rating. The scorecard evaluates legislators on some of the most important environmental legislation considered in 2013.

The Senate votes examined by the LCV panel included relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy, taxing […]