Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clean Air Act Digest, 12.16.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 12.16.13

  UPDATES Thank you to our readers who filled out the Clean Air Act Digest survey. We are pleased that Digest readers have found it to be a useful resource. Since the time Digest was created, a few years back, supporters of Clean Air Act protections have been successful in fending off congressional attacks. As the frequency of these attacks... Read more of this article


UN Climate Negotiations Wrap Up in Warsaw, Climate Action Hotline, 11.25.13

UN Climate Negotiations Wrap Up in Warsaw, Climate Action Hotline, 11.25.13

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Update: Week Two of the UN Climate  Negotiations in Warsaw, Climate Action Hotline 11.22.13

Update: Week Two of the UN Climate Negotiations in Warsaw, Climate Action Hotline 11.22.13

  Update: Week Two of the UN Climate Negotiations in Warsaw On Saturday, in a peaceful climate march, people from around the world took to the streets outside the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw (COP19) to demand climate justice. Photo Credit: Jamie Henn/350.org   The second and final week of the 19th annual international climate... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 11.18.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 11.18.13

  UPDATES Congress: Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) have released draft legislation that would repeal the current Clean Air Act authority to set standards for America’s biggest carbon polluters. The proposed bill would block all current and pending EPA proposals for power plant carbon pollution standards,... Read more of this article


Updates from the International Climate Negotiations in Warsaw, Hotline 11.15.13

Updates from the International Climate Negotiations in Warsaw, Hotline 11.15.13

Updates from the International Climate Negotiations in Warsaw Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/minamperu/ The 19th annual UN climate negotiations kicked off earlier this week in Warsaw, Poland. The aim of this year’s meeting is to put the world on a path to the next international climate agreement, to... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 11.1.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 11.1.13

  UPDATES Congress: On October 28, Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) released a discussion draft of legislation that would repeal the current Clean Air Act authority to set standards for America’s biggest carbon polluters. The proposed bill would repeal all current and pending EPA proposals for power plant carbon pollution standards, bar... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 10.23.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 10.23.13

  UPDATES Congress: On October 16, just before the government would no longer have enough funds to pay its bills, lawmakers passed a deal which put federal workers back to work after 16 days of furlough, prevented a potential default on US debt, and avoided conceding to any major policy changes. While the current crisis was concluded, the... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 10.11.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 10.11.13

  UPDATES Today is day 11 of the government shutdown following House Republicans’ refusal to vote on a “clean” Continuing Resolution to fund the government. The federal government is still predicted to run out of funds to pay its debts on October 17. The House Republican leadership has indicated a willingness to temporarily suspend... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 10.4.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 10.4.13

Please take a moment to fill out our survey, then scroll down to read the Clean Air Act Digest. Thank you! Loading…   UPDATES Congress: On October 1, for the first time in 17 years, the government shut down after House Republicans refused to vote on a “clean” Continuing Resolution to fund the government. While negotiations... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 9.27.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.27.13

  UPDATES Congress: The Senate today (Friday, September 27) passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government operating past the end of the fiscal year on Monday, September 30. Since the Senate made changes to the bill as passed by the House—most notably, the majority voted to strip out a provision defunding “Obamacare”—the... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 9.23.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.23.13

  UPDATES Senate: After two weeks of attempting, without success, to come to agreement on a list of amendments to consider, the Senate set aside the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill (S. 1392) late last week. S. 1392, a bipartisan, consensus-based energy efficiency bill supported by a wide range of stakeholders along with the Obama... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 9.13.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.13.13

UPDATES Senate: On Wednesday, September 11, the Senate began debate on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill (S. 1392). Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH) have put forward a bipartisan, consensus-based energy efficiency bill which the Obama Administration supports, as it will save consumers money and cut pollution. Thus far, only... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 9.5.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.5.13

UPDATES Congress: Senate After several delays, Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) moved to the Shaheen-Portman (S. 761) energy efficiency bill prior to the August congressional recess, with the expectation of returning to the bill when Congress resumed in September. The bill will now be further delayed due to the crisis in Syria, but Senate... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 8.6.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 8.6.13

UPDATES Congress: Senate On Thursday, August 1, before the Senate left for the August in-district work period, Senate Majority Leader Reid moved to the Shaheen-Portman (S.1392) energy efficiency bill. This means that the Senate will likely take up debate on the legislation when they return in September. As we reported in the last Digest, Senators... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 7.26.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.26.13

  UPDATES Congress: Senate Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Portman (R-OH) have put forward a bipartisan, consensus-based energy efficiency bill that will save consumers money and cut pollution. Yet some in the Senate are poised to hijack this common sense legislation to push anti-science, anti-health poison pill amendments aimed at the... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 7.19.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.19.13

  UPDATES   Administration: The first poll on President Obama’s entire climate action strategy reveals robust bipartisan support for common-sense climate solutions, according to a poll commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council. To help battle climate change, 65 percent of Americans endorse setting limits on dangerous... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 7.12.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.12.13

UPDATES Congress: Senate As of today, July 12, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been without a permanent administrator for 148 days. Early next week, the US Senate is expected to take action—finally—on several of President Obama’s nominations, including Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA. First, the Senate must vote on “motions... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 6.28.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.28.13

UPDATES Administration: President Obama has announced a robust plan for tackling climate change and reducing dangerous carbon pollution. This marks a historic turning point. No longer will power plants be allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon into our atmosphere, threatening our health and environment. The President’s speech on Tuesday... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 6.12.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.12.13

UPDATES Congress: On May 16, Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced H.R. 2023, the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act. This bill directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan to assist health professionals in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change... Read more of this article


Clean Air Act Digest, 5.31.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.31.13

UPDATES Congress: House On May 21, the House Appropriations Committee allocated $24.3 billion to the subcommittee that funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior, and related agencies. This amount is 18 percent below the funding amount provided in the 2013 fiscal year and would result in drastic cuts to climate... Read more of this article