CLIMATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CLIMATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Stop encouraging science deniers, Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57850058-82/april-climate-deniers-global.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57850058-82/april-climate-deniers-global.html.csp">Letter: Stop encouraging science deniers, Tribune</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T16:33:02.582-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would respectfully like to ask the Tribune editors to stop publishing letters from climate change deniers such as the one you published April 22 from Ronald Jones of Sandy. Credible scientific evidence supporting global warming induced by human activity is so overwhelming that to deny it falls in the same category as claiming that the moon is made of cheese. Giving a voice to totally uninformed hysteria serves no interest. Kendra Houser Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57850058@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:33:02 MDT Letter: Climate change is still just a swindle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57846021-82/climate-global-swindle-warming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57846021-82/climate-global-swindle-warming.html.csp">Letter: Climate change is still just a swindle</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T18:58:02.199-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In your editorial (“The rising fires,” April 19) you assert “the likely culprit” in an alleged increase in wildfires is “climate change” (read “man-made global warming”). This is nothing more than another dose of unsupported, psuedo-scientific, alarmist, global-warming drivel shoveled up in support of the “climate change” fiction. Please explain how an ongoing increase in wildfires can be attributed to “climate change,” when, as the IPCC themselves acknowledge, there has been no warming now fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57846021@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:58:02 MDT Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57844515-68/science-bang-poll-faith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57844515-68/science-bang-poll-faith.html.csp">Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN and JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T18:24:21.029-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago. Rather than quizzing scientific knowledge, the survey asked people ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578445152014-04-21T18:24:21.029-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T18:24:21.029-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57844515@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:24:21 MDT Letter: Stop running climate-denier letters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836333-82/letters-climate-april-bagley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836333-82/letters-climate-april-bagley.html.csp">Letter: Stop running climate-denier letters</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:05.266-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re: the Pat Bagley cartoon (“Global Warming is a hoax!” April 15) The Los Angeles Times late last year adopted a policy of refusing to publish letters from climate change deniers because as the letters editor wrote “Letters that have an untrue basis (for example, ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change) do not get printed.” So kudos to the L.A. Times as it evidently embraces the Buddha’s thought that to deny the authority of empirical evidence disqualifies one as someon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836333@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Op-ed: Time to tax carbon and give taxpayers the money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832793-82/carbon-tax-climate-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832793-82/carbon-tax-climate-report.html.csp">Op-ed: Time to tax carbon and give taxpayers the money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark Reynolds</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:47:02.141-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The most authoritative scientific body in the world just issued the last of three reports on climate change with a message that can be summed up rather succinctly: Stop burning things that release greenhouse gases by transitioning quickly to clean energy and low-carbon modes of transportation. If you have to burn stuff, capture and store the carbon. In its report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change did not spell out how, specifically, this transition would take place, but I have a sug...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57832793@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:02 MDT Editorial: The fires are growing, so get ready, Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837193-82/fires-utah-wildfires-acres.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837193-82/fires-utah-wildfires-acres.html.csp">Editorial: The fires are growing, so get ready, Utahns</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:36:02.297-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Researchers at the University of Utah are offering a vision of the future for the American West, and it’s a hot one. In a study to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, three U. geographers and an environmental scientist from the University of California Berkeley have found the number and size of wildfires in the West have grown over the past 25 years, and their prediction is that they will continue to grow. From 1984 to 2011, the number of wildfires over 1,000 acres has increased at a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837193@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:02 MDT U.N.: Governments not doing enough on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815352-68/report-climate-emissions-countries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815352-68/report-climate-emissions-countries.html.csp">U.N.: Governments not doing enough on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN GILLIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T19:59:11.722-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 07:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Delivering the latest stark news about climate change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: Not only is there still time to head off the worst, but the political will to do so seems to be rising around the world. In a report unveiled here, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that decades of foot-dragging by political leaders had propelled humanity i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815352@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:59:11 MDT TV preview: Stars are out for climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57790864-223/watch-nbc-sunday-mtv.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57790864-223/watch-nbc-sunday-mtv.html.csp">TV preview: Stars are out for climate change</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:50:27.984-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Showtime has a nine-part series that features Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Don Cheadle, Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Olivia Munn, Ian Somerhalder and Michael C. Hall, and it’s not a movie. “Years of Living Dangerously” is a nine-part documentary on climate change. It’s well done. And it’s scary. Watch • Debuts 11 p.m. Sunday, Showtime This Weekend — The Neighbors Larry finds out he’s pregnant. (Season — and, most likely, series — finale.) Watch • 7:30 p.m. Friday,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790864@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:50:27 MDT U.N. panel shows who’s responsible for CO2 emissions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806479-68/emissions-percent-china-countries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806479-68/emissions-percent-china-countries.html.csp">U.N. panel shows who’s responsible for CO2 emissions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARL RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T08:23:01.957-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check. Since it’s a scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won’t tell governments how to divide those emissions cuts — a crunch issue in negotiations on a new climate pact that’s supposed to be adopted next year. However, in leaked draft of the rep...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578064792014-04-11T08:23:01.957-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T08:23:01.957-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806479@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:23:01 MDT Editorial: Utah must end climate change denial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57754221-82/climate-ipcc-science-settled.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57754221-82/climate-ipcc-science-settled.html.csp">Editorial: Utah must end climate change denial</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:37:21.48-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Obama came in for a bit of criticism not long ago when he described the threat of climate change as “settled science.” The criticism came from some who correctly understand that science is never “settled.” It is always looking, always questioning, always seeking to do a better job of drawing conclusions from detailed observations. And just the other day, leaders of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change took a new look at their 2007 report on the threats posed by global climate...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754221@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:37:21 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57754813-82/sltrib-com-commenting-april.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57754813-82/sltrib-com-commenting-april.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:03.06-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Hope the prez gives Herbie his come-uppance by making at least one more monument in Utah before he leaves office.” — BjTp commenting on the March 31 Tribune editorial, “On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel.” “If 97 out of a hundred doctors told you need to lose weight or you are going to die, would you ignore them? Especially if the other three worked for Coke and Frito Lay.” — Vulcanator commenting on the April 2 Tribune editorial, “Utah must end climate change denial” “C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754813@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Bloomberg News: To battle climate change, countries should act selfishly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759289-82/climate-countries-emissions-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759289-82/climate-countries-emissions-report.html.csp">Bloomberg News: To battle climate change, countries should act selfishly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T17:04:37.752-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Climate change is already contributing to sea-level rise and flooding. Droughts and storms are growing more intense. Ice caps are melting; snow cover is diminishing. And the ocean is becoming more acidic. These changes threaten human food supplies, even as the global demand for food increases, and the problems can only be expected to worsen in the decades ahead, as will their ripple effects. A warmer planet with longer and more intense heat waves, for instance, doesn’t just undermine farming. I...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57759289@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:04:37 MDT Climate change responses to shape Asia’s future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758862-68/climate-asia-emissions-carbon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758862-68/climate-asia-emissions-carbon.html.csp">Climate change responses to shape Asia’s future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELAINE KURTENBACH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yokohama, Japan • Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits. Millions of people in the region have already been displaced by floods and droughts thought related to global warming, a United Nations scientific panel said in a report meant to guide policymakers and form the foundation for a new climat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577588622014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758862@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:59:55 MDT Letter: Prevent climate-change disasters as we would prevent terrorist attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739095-82/climate-enemy-kaufman-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739095-82/climate-enemy-kaufman-percent.html.csp">Letter: Prevent climate-change disasters as we would prevent terrorist attack</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:30:05.061-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Sen. Ted Kaufman wrote: “In the months after 9/11, Vice President Dick Cheney repeatedly invoked the principle that if there’s even a 1 percent chance of a terrorist attack, we must prepare as if it were a certainty. “Can a rational human being who doesn’t believe in climate change at least agree there is a remote possibility that 95 percent of climate scientists are right? Maybe a 1 percent chance? If so, shouldn’t we prudently prepare ‘as if it were a certainty?’” Since 9/11 the Unite...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739095@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:30:05 MDT U.N. climate panel: ‘Things are worse than we had predicted’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750734-68/report-climate-risk-warming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750734-68/report-climate-risk-warming.html.csp">U.N. climate panel: ‘Things are worse than we had predicted’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:28:06.375-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yokohama, Japan • Global warming is driving humanity toward a whole new level of many risks, a United Nations scientific panel reports, warning that the wild climate ride has only just begun. Twenty-first century disasters such as killer heat waves in Europe, wildfires in the United States, droughts in Australia and deadly flooding in Mozambique, Thailand and Pakistan highlight how vulnerable humanity is to extreme weather, says a massive new report from a Nobel Prize-winning group of scientists...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577507342014-03-30T22:28:06.375-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T22:28:06.375-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750734@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:28:06 MDT Letter: We’re running out of time on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734464-82/climate-problem-running-facts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734464-82/climate-problem-running-facts.html.csp">Letter: We’re running out of time on climate change</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T05:22:24.094-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Representatives from 100 countries and the top climate scientists in the world were in Japan this week to discuss a massive and authoritative report on the impacts of global warming. The report echos what nearly every major scientific organization has said: “The burning of coal, oil and gas is producing an increasing amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as CO2. Those gases change Earth’s climate, bringing warmer temperatures and more extreme weather, and the problem is worsening.” The h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57734464@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:22:24 MDT BracketRacket: The saddest NCAA basketball pool in America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707315-77/ncaa-tournament-biden-bracketracket.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707315-77/ncaa-tournament-biden-bracketracket.html.csp">BracketRacket: The saddest NCAA basketball pool in America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM LITKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:39:10.313-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA tournament needs. If you think the lack of breathable polyester in those ridiculous get-ups is the biggest threat to mascots, you may want to go directly to item No. 3. Without further ado: ——— THE SADDEST NCAA POOL IN AMERICA, BAR NONE When the news release first crossed the desk, it seemed like a sign of the times. On reflection, it might be the lamest attempt at a “March Madness” tie-in ever. “Today, as millions of A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577073152014-03-21T16:39:10.313-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T16:39:10.313-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707315@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:10 MDT Flavelle: Why Republicans are blind to climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701178-82/republicans-climate-percent-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701178-82/republicans-climate-percent-democrats.html.csp">Flavelle: Why Republicans are blind to climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Flavelle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T10:16:49.866-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Christopher Flavelle Bloomberg View The American Association for the Advancement of Science is trying to awaken more Americans to the dangers of climate change, with a report Tuesday that focuses on a clear and accessible explanation of the evidence. It’s a commendable and necessary effort, but what if the problem goes deeper than language? The available polling data suggests Americans’ views on climate change increasingly have more to do with politics than science. As I wrote in December, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701178@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:16:49 MDT Senate Keystone hearing called ‘fact-free debate’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679002-68/oil-pipeline-keystone-carbon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679002-68/oil-pipeline-keystone-carbon.html.csp">Senate Keystone hearing called ‘fact-free debate’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer A. Dlouhy</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Hearst Newspapers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:52:02.097-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WAashington • The fight over Keystone XL moved to the Senate on Thursday, as fans and foes of the pipeline battled over its link to climate change, the economy and U.S. security. But little was resolved during a two-hour Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the issue that only served to underscore the sharp divisions over TransCanada Corp.’s $5.4 billion project. University of Alberta energy policy professor Andrew Leach described it as a “largely fact-free debate.” “Both sides (are) p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57679002@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:52:02 MDT Milbank: Democrats filibuster themselves silly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57663435-82/democrats-climate-action-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57663435-82/democrats-climate-action-senate.html.csp">Milbank: Democrats filibuster themselves silly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T01:25:01.99-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 01:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The filibuster has been used to delay many things over the years: civil rights, spending bills, presidential nominees and, most recently, Obamacare. But this may be the first time in history that a group of senators filibustered themselves. About 30 Democratic senators — calling themselves the Senate Climate Action Task Force — resolved to keep the Senate open overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. “We’re not going to rest until Congress wakes up and acts on the most pressing issue of our time,”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57663435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:25:01 MDT