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Time to Recharge and Gear Up to Protect EPA Authority, Climate Action Hotline, July 29, 2010

Time to Recharge and Gear Up to Protect EPA Authority, Climate Action Hotline, July 29, 2010

July 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

July 29, 2010 Time to Recharge and Gear Up to Protect EPA Authority A week after Senate Democrats abandoned the work of limiting carbon emissions that are warming the Earth, leaders of the House and Senate introduced separate proposals to reduce the risk of deep ocean energy exploration and production, and advance energy efficiency and […]

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Narrow Energy Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Narrow Energy Bills Introduced in House and Senate

July 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Goals: Make Deep Ocean Drilling Safer; Improve Energy Efficiency House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced separate energy proposals that are principally concerned with limiting the hazards of deep ocean energy exploration and production, and also contain modest additional measures to strengthen energy efficiency programs and expand the use of natural gas as a fuel […]

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A Vow Not To Go Away on Climate Legislation: Climate Action Hotline July 23

A Vow Not To Go Away on Climate Legislation: Climate Action Hotline July 23

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

July 23, 2010 No sooner had Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Thursday that climate measures would be dropped from a new and much more narrowly focused energy bill than the finger pointing began. Democrats blamed Republican resistance. Republicans countered that not even enough Democrats were wedded to cuts in carbon emissions.  Climate advocates […]

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Climate Dropped From Energy Bill

Climate Dropped From Energy Bill

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, JULY 22 – Though he vowed last week to introduce a comprehensive climate and energy bill before the end of the month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emerged this afternoon from a meeting with Democratic colleagues and announced that the new bill would not include specific measures to limit emissions that are warming the […]

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Winds of Change and Other Hot Pubs

Winds of Change and Other Hot Pubs

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER HOT PUBLICATIONS Carbon Capture and Storage: This brief study, “An assessment of cumulative CO2 reductions from carbon capture and storage at coal fuelled plants in a carbon constrained world,” (June 2010) by Friends of the Earth (Denmark) estimates contributions from Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to cuts in global CO2 emissions. The study […]

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“Pollution” Is In: Climate Action Hotline, July 15

“Pollution” Is In: Climate Action Hotline, July 15

July 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

July 15, 2010 On Tuesday, during a brief meeting with reporters, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he’d been working with senior Senate lawmakers and Obama administration officials to introduce by the end of July a comprehensive climate and energy bill that could gain 60 votes for passage. The draft he’s been working on, […]

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Record Heat: Climate Action Hotline, July 7

Record Heat: Climate Action Hotline, July 7

July 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

July 7, 2010 As cities on the East Coast sweltered in the sort of dispiriting record-breaking heat that climate scientists predicted, the Obama administration’s lawyers were in a federal appellate court in New Orleans today to reinstate the moratorium on deep sea oil and gas exploration the Interior Department issued in May. Last month a […]

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Science is Vindicated

Science is Vindicated

July 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network The 20-year global campaign to cool the planet, one of the most influential civic movements in human history, was built on two points of reference. The first is visible evidence on every continent of escalating temperatures, melting ice, more ferocious storms, fiercer droughts, and deadlier floods. The second […]

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More Compromise: Climate Action Hotline, July 1

More Compromise: Climate Action Hotline, July 1

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

July 1, 2010 Following a 90-minute White House meeting Tuesday on climate and energy legislation with a bipartisan group of senators and President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emerged to issue this assessment: “The President led a spirited, productive discussion this morning about how to move forward on clean energy legislation. Our caucus is […]

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