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.

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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.

A poll-ar shift

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 …

Onward Christian climate activists

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 …

Is Halter tops?

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 …

How will senators vote on a climate bill?

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 …

How will key senators vote on a climate bill?

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 …

How will key senators vote on a climate bill?

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, …

How will key senators vote on a climate bill?

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 …