Eco-News Roundup: Friday January 29

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Pact Facts: The Gloucester ‘pregnancy pact’ wasn’t fact, but Lifetime has a movie about it anyway.

Still a Majority: Sen. Kent Conrad says Congress isn’t meant to have a 60-seat requirement.

Pro-Nukes: Sen. Lindsey Graham says Obama is bullish on nuclear.

Seeing Brown: Enviros say Arkansas Democrat Sen. Blanche Lincoln is one of Congress’ dirtiest.

Tips from Kerry: John Kerry thinks climate activists can take a page from Tea Partiers’ playbook.

DOA?: Now that Brown’s elected, can healthcare reform be resuscitated

No Way: It may be illegal to alter healthcare bill’s abortion clause, says Harry Reid’s rep.

Coal Speaks: New bipartisan pro-coal group comes to Congress.

Passing Blame: Why are Democrats blamed for healthcare failure instead of Republicans?

Sneak Attack: The PR firm behind Swift Boaters may have climate in its cross-hairs.

State of Affairs: How’s healthcare looking pre-State of the Union address?

Capped: Cap and trade may be truly dead now that Sen. Lindsey Graham has abandoned it.

Big Moment: Some point out that if healthcare is passed, it’ll be huge historically.

Low on Totem Pole: Obama’s SOTU speech gets to healthcare around the 10th paragraph.

Good News?: Some cautiously good news on prospect of passing healthcare bill.

 

 

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