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Corker-Menendez Iran Bill Better Be Just A First Step

Corker-Menendez Iran Bill Better Be Just A First Step

Supporters of the Obama administration Iran deal have had a rough couple weeks. The bipartisan passage of the Corker-Mendez bill (the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015) out of the Foreign Relations Committee, conveyed in no uncertain terms that Congress is concerned enough about this deal to insist it have a voice. It also raises the question: how… Keep reading →

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At the next Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Canada) on 24-25 April 2015, the US will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada for the next two years until May 2017. This comes at a time of unprecedented geopolitical volatility and tension – at least since the end of the Cold… Keep reading →

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Green groups are contemplating the next battle after the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is over. While no one knows what the ultimate fate of the pipeline will be, the decision will come soon and activists will need to move on to other issues. Green groups including the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org,… Keep reading →

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Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — Manufacturing employment increased in New Jersey for a second straight year, reports the 2015 New Jersey Manufacturers Register ®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, New Jersey manufacturers added 2,651 jobs from January 2014 to January 2015, a… Keep reading →

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) commend Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for signing critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Governor Hickenlooper signed the legislation into law on April 3rd. The Colorado House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 71 in March with a vote… Keep reading →

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California Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history. The dramatic order comes in response to an ever deepening drought crisis now in its fourth year. Gov. Brown held his press conference in an open field in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The field would normally be covered in… Keep reading →

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In contrast to losses suffered by most of New England and the Northeast, industrial employment in Rhode Island posted a gain in 2014, reports the 2015 Rhode Island Manufacturers Register ®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, Rhode Island manufacturers added 915… Keep reading →

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Senator Lindsey Graham is among the few Republicans in Congress who are willing to admit that climate change is real and must be addressed. He is encouraging his fellow Republicans to have an open debate on the issue. “When it comes to climate change being real, people in my party are all over the board,”… Keep reading →

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Vermont manufacturing employment declined slightly in 2014, reports the 2015 Vermont Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, Vermont lost 605 industrial jobs, or 1.3%, from December 2013 to December 2014, in contrast to the 1.7% national average gain reported by the Labor… Keep reading →

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The Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee today passed SB 1879, known as “The Energy Plan for Illinois’ Future,” out of committee. The comprehensive bill expands support for renewable energy in Illinois and ensures that energy consumers and the state economy will continue to benefit from affordable renewable power, a more secure and resilient… Keep reading →

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It’s fair to say that John Lehman is the most influential Navy Secretary of the last half century. Under President Ronald Reagan, Lehman “had an almost revolutionary impact on the Navy,” according to naval expert Norm Polmar. Lehman drove hard and pushed to build what has become known as the 600-ship Navy. Lehman knows how a… Keep reading →

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