It’s time to stem the tide of climate change

Climate deniers in Congress want to muddy the political debate in Washington, but the science is crystal clear: Our planet is getting warmer. And humans are to blame. Yet Republicans in Congress continue to enable the biggest polluters out there — Big Oil and Dirty Coal — through massive tax subsidies and corporate loopholes. Climate […] More »

Confirm Loretta Lynch

President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be our next Attorney General on November 8, 2014. For more than 150 days, Ms. Lynch has been waiting for a confirmation vote — a vote that Republican Senate Leader McConnell seems eager to avoid. Senator McConnell needs to schedule a vote on Loretta Lynch without further delay — […] More »

The Boston Globe: Ed Markey’s optimism for climate-change consensus

SAY THIS for Senator Ed Markey: He is one irrepressible optimist. If you put your faith in careful research and scientific consensus rather than pseudo-science and sophistry, the politicization of climate change can be profoundly disheartening. Which is why it’s a tonic to talk to Markey. A longtime leader on the issue, he sees things […] More »

The Hill: Dem senator urges EPA to test ‘probably carcinogenic’ pesticides

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate the herbicide glyphosate, amidst growing concerns that the chemical in one of the world’s most widely used weed killers “probably” causes cancer. The United Nations World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a scientific assessment of five organophosphate pesticides […] More »