Samantha McCann

Samantha is studying to get her Master's Degree at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She is concentrating in social policy and journalism.

Climate & Energy

Attention, cap-and-trade fans: the carbon-tax people are not going away

This past weekend, about 500 people gathered at Wesleyan College in Middletown, Conn., for the Pricing Carbon Conference.

Climate & Energy

Energy trumps the environment, poll finds

The majority of Americans prioritize the development of energy supplies over the protection of the environment, a new Gallup poll has found, the first time this has happened in the question’s ten-year history. Conducted in …

Climate & Energy

Christian Coalition backs Sen. Graham on climate legislation

Since coming out in support of climate legislation in October, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has faced a lot of vitriol from groups on the right, including Tea Party activists in Charleston. This …

Climate & Energy

Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a challenger from the left, but is he any better on the environment?

Blanche Lincoln Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D) is mounting a primary challenge against conservative Democrat Blanche Lincoln for the U.S. Senate seat she’s held for two terms. Environmentalists and progressives have it in for …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Mark Warner Sen. Mark Warner recognizes the need to take action on climate change, but wants to ensure that legislation will not negatively impact the economy. Warner seems a safe bet to support the Kerry-Boxer …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)

Kay HaganKay Hagan, junior senator from North Carolina, is not a shoo-in on the Kerry-Boxer climate bill, but she appears to be leaning toward supporting it. When asked in mid-October if she would support a …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Jon TesterThe junior senator from Montana, Jon Tester has stayed relatively quiet on climate legislation and thus remains in the “fence-sitter” category. In late October, Tester expressed interest in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s (D-Wash.) climate bill, …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

George LeMieux (R-Fla.)

George LeMieuxNew Sen. George LeMieux — appointed in September by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) to serve through the end of 2010, finishing out the term of retired Mel Martinez — has yet to vote …