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Not unsurprisingly, Democrats and Republicans had opposing views at a House subcommittee meeting Thursday on the future of coal in the United States. (Noah Broder/Medill)

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Medill's Noah Broder reports from a House hearing, which looked at the value of coal to our economy. Dems called for more environmental controls, while the GOP stressed its importance to our energy infrastructure.

Scott Pruitt at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2015. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

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A House Appropriations subcommittee grilled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on his deregulation agenda and spending habits.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse delivered his 200th speech on climate change on March 13, 2018. (Screengrab from video.)

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Every week the Senate has been in session since April 2012, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has delivered a speech about climate change. He just marked his 200th "Time to Wake Up" speech.
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