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Policy: Environment & Energy

Tom Steyer plans to back anti-Keystone XL lawmakers

By Zack Colman | 04/17/14 04:20 PM

Billionaire San Francisco climate activist Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action PAC will back vulnerable lawmakers who oppose the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, he said in a Thursday letter.
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Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | 04/18/14 08:45 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries minister said Friday. The announcement underscored that Japan hasn't abandoned its...
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Competing bills in Congress and Vermont revive GMO debate

By Betsy Woodruff | 04/17/14 03:54 PM

Two competing pieces of legislation -- one in Congress and another in Vermont -- are reviving debate over genetically modified foods. On Capitol Hill, Rep. Mike Pompeo has a bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration the sole authority to require labeling to indicate that foods have...
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