Thursday, October 23, 2014

Successes on My Mind, GreenLaw Success Story 8.2.14

Successes on My Mind, GreenLaw Success Story 8.2.14

In the pursuit of clean air, clean water, and clean energy, we have limited resources. Sometimes, the lack of resources can feel insurmountable. However, the truth is that there are organizations that provide much needed support in an effort to protect citizens and the environment. Please join me as we highlight one those organizations, GreenLaw, for... Read more of this article


Moral and Momentous Climate Action: Interfaith Power & Light Success Story 7.26.14

Moral and Momentous Climate Action: Interfaith Power & Light Success Story 7.26.14

If you follow climate politics, you know it can often feel like the moral, pro-action voices in the debate are drowned out (pun intended) by those who choose to turn a blind eye. However, you may be happy to hear that while some politicians argue themselves into a stand-still, the morally-motivated folks with Interfaith Power & Light are marching... Read more of this article


A Leading Resource for State and Federal Climate Policy: Georgetown Climate Center Success Story 7.19.14

A Leading Resource for State and Federal Climate Policy: Georgetown Climate Center Success Story 7.19.14

In the face of climate change, successful action is dependent on credible, engaging, and innovative resources. That’s where Georgetown Climate Center comes in. Website: http://www.georgetownclimate.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgetownclimate Twitter: @Climate_Center   The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown Law seeks... Read more of this article


Five Ways Climate Solutions Spreads Hope and Inspires More Action on Climate Change: Success Story Saturday 7.12.14

Five Ways Climate Solutions Spreads Hope and Inspires More Action on Climate Change: Success Story Saturday 7.12.14

In a twisted way, this is an exciting time.  Hear us out. In the face of the immensely daunting, painfully urgent issue of climate change, there are three (primary) ways that we can react. In order from worst to best reactions, the options are:  A) denial,  B) hopeless acceptance, or  C) head-on, full-force tackling of the issue. Why are these times exciting? Because... Read more of this article


Standing for the Rights of Local People: Earthjustice Success Story 7.7.14

Standing for the Rights of Local People: Earthjustice Success Story 7.7.14

  Happy Monday! Today we have a BIG SUCCESS to celebrate: this past week’s landmark victory of the rights of local people over the oil and gas industry. This is the success story of a small town, Dryden, NY, that refused to surrender their community to exploitation by a powerful industry. They enlisted the legal help of USCAN member... Read more of this article


Engaging Business on Climate: Ceres Success Story 6.7.14

Engaging Business on Climate: Ceres Success Story 6.7.14

This blog is about SUCCESS in the climate action network. Our network is composed of a diverse array of organizations, united by a common goal of acting on climate change, coming together to produce immense positive results. That’s powerful. That’s worth sharing. The success stories featured here will include a range of triumphs,... Read more of this article


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