The Latest by Sarah Saylor

Former Sr. Legislative Representative

From 2001 to 2019, Sarah was on Earthjustice's Policy & Legislation team, working on Capitol Hill at the intersection of agricultural policy and climate policy and promoting a food system that is more resilient and just.

January 8, 2019

Climate Action Is a Secret Winner in the 2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill is surprisingly climate-conscious.

December 4, 2015

Congress Can’t Shake Our Nation’s Resolve on Climate Change

As the end of the year approaches, Congress is pulling out all the stops to tear down our nation’s climate policies, without success.

Washington D.C.
November 18, 2015

Senators Try to Sabotage Obama’s Climate Plan

The U.S. Senate is trying to put President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold in advance of international climate talks in Paris, but Obama’s veto pen is at the ready.

A coal fired power plant in Nevada
May 21, 2015

Big Coal's Dirty Playbook to Block the Clean Power Plan

Climate deniers in Congress have joined together to introduce a bill that would derail the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

A storm rolls over a Texas wind farm.
April 16, 2015

First 100 Days of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Senate

The Senate has been led by Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for 100 days, and it's hard to ignore the evidence that corporate interests are trumping public health and welfare when it comes to addressing climate change.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at a news conference to unveil domestic energy and jobs legislation in 2012.
March 19, 2015

A Word to States: Question Senator McConnell's Climate Advice

The EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan is a turning point for our nation in tackling climate change, yet Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has been advising states to forgo developing their own implementation plans.

Wind turbines
February 26, 2015

Congress Climate Deniers Attack Clean Power Plan

The EPA’S Clean Power Plan is already on trial just two months into the new Congress.

US Capitol Snow
February 3, 2015

Political Gamesmanship Is Running the Climate Agenda

Despite public opinion favoring government action on climate change, some members of the U.S. Senate continue their political posturing.

The U.S. Capitol building in early April of 2014.
March 14, 2014

Week in Climate: Highlights from the Senate's All-Nighter and More

Read some of the quotable best from the Senate’s #Up4Climate event.

The U.S. Capitol building at dawn.
March 6, 2014

House Passes Its Polluter Protection Act

Passes wrongheaded bill to stop EPA action on climate change.