The Republican Governors Association attacked her for voting for it, linking to a Washington Times report saying it raised the price of heating oil.
“From supporting cap and trade legislation that would raise electricity rates, opposing energy independence and security by opposing Keystone XL, and advocating for a 5% severance tax on natural gas in Pennsylvania, Allyson Schwartz has continually failed to do her job as a legislator and has made a clear choice of supporting extreme environmentalists over common-sense energy reforms, RGA communications director Gail Gitcho told BuzzFeed when asked for comment.
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- At least 24 homes have been lost and one firefighter killed as dozens of wildfires continue to ravage drought-stricken California.