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  • As world leaders prepare to convene at the United Nations for Tuesday’s climate summit, advocates are warning of a potential “environmental nightmare” if Republicans pick up the six seats necessary to gain control of the U.S. Senate. The Hill reports that environmental groups are spending big to keep the Senate in Democratic hands, fearing a legislative assault on climate science if Republicans enjoy full control of Congress come January. “I think that the wholesale repeal of environmental legislation, repealing [Environmental Protection Agency] greenhouse gas authority, things like that, that’s unlikely to happen,” Friends of the Earth climate director Ben Schreiber told The Hill.

Democratic Legislation that Helps Achieve the Goal of Protecting the Environment

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
12/18/15Environmentally hazardous plastic microbeads found in personal care products banned from being manufactured in the U.S.Microbead-Free Waters Act
12/18/15Solar and wind energy production to double in size through a five year extension of Federal tax creditsBipartisan Budget Act of 2015