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Edward J Markey

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  • Saving the Amazon may be the most cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Saving the Amazon may be the most cost-effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    An hour outside Manaus, the Amazon's biggest city, the blackened remains of a virgin forest smolder. Chain saws whine. And Jonas Mendes tosses logs, one after another, into his kiln. "I know it's wrong to cut down the trees," said Mendes, 48, sweat...
  • The wireless trap

    The wireless trap
    Raul Martinez's cellphone plan offered free roaming for calls to anywhere in the United States and Canada. So when the 50-year-old resident of East Hollywood took a two-week vacation north of the border last summer, he assumed he had nothing to worry...
  • Weekend Talk Shows: President Obama is interviewed on '60 Minutes'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 13 - 19, in PDF format This week's TV Movies TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Nobel Peace Prize; global warming:......
  • Gulf oil spill: Spill rate could be more than 10 times previous estimate, BP says [UPDATED]

     
    BP officials Tuesday told congressional representatives that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could grow at a rate more than 10 times current estimates in a worst-case scenario — greatly enlarging the potential scope of the disaster. A handful of......
  • Gulf oil spill: Congress wants independent panel with subpoena power

     
    On Capitol Hill, a pair of Democratic lawmakers proposed creating an independent commission with subpoena power to investigate the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to recommend measures to prevent similar disasters. A......
  • Gulf oil spill: Markey mocks Palin's 'drill baby drill' mantra

     
    In his opening statement for the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, which is looking into the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), took a swipe at the "Drill......
  • Gulf oil spill: New BP spill video released [Updated]

     
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) released new video of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: The first video is from May 8, from the main riser pipe leak, before any intervention. The second video is from two days......
  • Gulf oil spill: Props, poetry mark congressional presentations

     
    Televised congressional hearings on BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill have featured several props and a bit of poetic license. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) brought the permit for the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) held......
  • Gulf oil spill: Flow was underestimated

     
    BP said Thursday that it is collecting 5,000 barrels of oil a day from one of the leaking pipes in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a statement that proves the spill is larger than the publicly released government and company estimate.......
  • Gulf oil spill: EPA orders BP to use less toxic dispersant

     
    The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemicals in the company’s effort to clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a key congressman announced on Thursday. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.),......
  • Lawmakers review oil leak video, continue to pressure BP

     
    Stepping up its probe of the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, Senate investigators began reviewing video footage from 12 underwater cameras dating back to the April 20 drilling rig explosion in the hope it will cast more light......
  • Gulf oil spill: BP ordered to dramatically scale back use of dispersants

     
    Angry with BP's inability to find a less toxic dispersant against the gulf oil spill, the federal government will order BP to dramatically scale back its use of surface dispersants, chastising the company for an "insufficient" response to the issue.......