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Climate Action Hotline, 2.28.11

Climate Action Hotline, 2.28.11

February 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 28, 2011 Last Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency released new health standards under the Clean Air Act that will limit emissions of mercury, soot, and other harmful air toxics from boilers and incinerators. The EPA estimates that improvements in the performance and emission of the 200,000 small and large boilers […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.23.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.23.11

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. House Spending Bill: On February 19 the House of Representatives passed their FY11 spending bill (H.R. 1) by a vote of 235-189. Upon introduction the bill blocked the EPA’s ability to address dangerous carbon pollution and included budget cuts that would cripple critical programs to protect public health. Additionally, several amendments were passed […]

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Dollars and Cents Nonsense, Climate Action Hotline 2.22.11

Dollars and Cents Nonsense, Climate Action Hotline 2.22.11

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 22, 2011 Dollars and Cents Nonsense Saturday in the early morning, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1, a spending bill, that recklessly endangers public health. The bill passed with a vote of 235-189, close to party lines. The continuing resolution (CR), if passed in the Senate and then signed into […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.18.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.18.11

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES – Several weeks ago Representative Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced his “Dirty Air” bill. This legislation would put a stop to the regulation of green house gases from big polluters like coal and oil refineries. The latest intelligence is that his bill will begin moving through the Committee during […]

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Clean Breeze for the Economy

Clean Breeze for the Economy

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Economy and Green Investment: In a testament to the power of green technology to stimulate economic growth, “Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy” presents case studies of green investments’ effect on job creation.   According to the February report by the Economic Policy Institute and the BlueGreen […]

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Most Want More Not Less, Climate Action Hotline 2.14.11

Most Want More Not Less, Climate Action Hotline 2.14.11

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 14th, 2011 Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. Image courtesy of the EPA. Most Want More Not Less On Friday House Republicans unveiled their continuing resolution and as expected it contains a number of significant budget cuts to dozens of federal programs. In addition to deep […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. First Hearing on Bad Air Bill Held on Wednesday: – The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held its first hearing on Chairman Upton’s Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The bill, along with its Senate companion introduced by Sen. Inhofe, would repeal the EPA’s CO2 endangerment finding […]

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The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong, Climate Action Hotline 2.7.11

The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong, Climate Action Hotline 2.7.11

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 7, 2011 The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong Photo: Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) Last week continued attacks to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from setting standards for carbon pollution were launched by members of Congress. Monday Senator Barrasso (R-WY) introduced a bill undermining […]

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Toxin Contamination and Other Hot Pubs

Toxin Contamination and Other Hot Pubs

February 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN  MEMBER HOT PUBLICATIONS Coal and Hexavalent Chromium: A report by Earthjustice, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Environmental Integrity Project highlights the health threats of a cancer-causing chemical found at 29 sites in 17 states.  Further contamination is likely since coal ash dumps are inadequately monitored.  Although municipal water is now being tested for hexavalent […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.3.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.3.11

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. Senate Attacks on the Clean Air Act: Senator Barrasso (R-WY) Monday Senator Barrasso (R-WY) introduced a bill (S. 228) that would block federal agencies from cleaning up dangerous carbon pollution, undermining landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced a bill […]

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