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Solar Doesn’t Spill: Climate Action Hotline, May 28

Solar Doesn’t Spill: Climate Action Hotline, May 28

May 28, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

May 28, 2010 More than 30 days after the Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico President Obama this week took the first step to explicitly link the need to pass a comprehensive climate and energy bill to the largest oil spill in American history. On Tuesday, Obama met with Senate Republicans and, according […]

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Arctic Spill Response and Other Hot Reads

Arctic Spill Response and Other Hot Reads

May 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Spill Response. A new report by WWF reviews the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) “Arctic Oil Spill Response Research and Development Program – A Decade of Achievement.” They find that some progress has been made in spill response, but the US is still ill-prepared for arctic offshore development.  One of the […]

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Where US Efficiency and Emissions Rules Mean New Jobs: $6 Billion in industrial development, thousands of jobs in Michigan

Where US Efficiency and Emissions Rules Mean New Jobs: $6 Billion in industrial development, thousands of jobs in Michigan

May 27, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network On Friday, May 21, President Obama gathered in the Rose Garden the chiefs of his transportation and environmental departments to take the next big step to leverage federal climate policy and clean energy investment to spur new job growth. The president directed Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood and […]

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Goodbye Gas Guzzlers: Climate Action Hotline, May 21

Goodbye Gas Guzzlers: Climate Action Hotline, May 21

May 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

May 21, 2010 President Obama on Friday directed the EPA and the Transportation Department to develop a national policy to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from medium and heavy-duty trucks in time for the 2014 model year. The action comes almost exactly one year (May 19, 2009) after President Obama set new […]

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All Eyes To The Future: American Power Act’s Imperiled Pragmatism

All Eyes To The Future: American Power Act’s Imperiled Pragmatism

May 18, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network Over 70 years ago, in the General Motors-sponsored Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, an estimated 10 percent of all Americans were transported across a landscape of innovation and optimism that became the economic and cultural foundation of the great American century. The Futurama exhibit […]

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Pricing Carbon: Climate Action Hotline, May 14

Pricing Carbon: Climate Action Hotline, May 14

May 14, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

May 13, 2010 As the Gulf oil spill steadily grew larger this week, the attention of elected leaders and activists in Washington was directed at new climate and energy legislation. The week’s offsetting images – a growing spill that exemplified the costs of America’s oil addiction; senators proposing comprehensive measures strong enough to make a […]

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Copenhagen Accord Weekly Round Up (May 14)

Copenhagen Accord Weekly Round Up (May 14)

May 14, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

In the last two weeks, Togo has associated with the Copenhagen Accord. Media reports indicate that Tuvalu will not associate (see below) while Bolivia’s UN submission reaffirmed they also will not engage. See Who’s On Board With the Copenhagen Accord. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted the Petersburg Climate Dialogue earlier this month, urging environmental ministers from […]

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The Hour of Choosing Arrives: American Power Act Introduced in Senate

The Hour of Choosing Arrives: American Power Act Introduced in Senate

May 12, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network In a long-awaited proposal designed to secure existing domestic energy sources and develop new ones that begin to reverse the damaging effects of global climate change, New England Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman today introduced comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation. The co-authors of the bill, one […]

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A Turning Point in Attack on Climate Science

A Turning Point in Attack on Climate Science

May 11, 2010 by · 9 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network On May 5, in an unusually aggressive response to what they saw as an academic witch hunt, the University of Virginia Faculty Senate condemned state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand to turn over six years of documents related to the work of Michael Mann, a former UVa climate […]

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Oil-Slick Waters: Climate Action Hotline, May 7

Oil-Slick Waters: Climate Action Hotline, May 7

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May 7, 2010 The one-foot waves today in the Gulf of Mexico were described as “tranquil” as BP started to lower a 70-ton case through 5,000 feet of water to contain the source of an oil leak that threatens the shorelines of four states. Guiding the steel cover over the well shaft in pitch-black waters […]

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