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This Week We Celebrate, Mourn and Continue to Forge Ahead, Climate Action Hotline 4.25.11

This Week We Celebrate, Mourn and Continue to Forge Ahead, Climate Action Hotline 4.25.11

April 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 25, 2011 This Week We Celebrate, Mourn and Continue to Forge Ahead. Celebrating its 41st birthday this year, Earth Day continues to inspire and mobilize people worldwide to show their support and take action to promote environmental protection and sustainability. With so many challenges facing climate advocates in the U.S. […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.21.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.21.11

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

  UPDATES   The League of Conservation Voters launched radio ads this week in four congressional districts where lawmakers voted for the Upton bill (H.R. 910) stripping EPA of its power to regulate carbon pollution. LCV spokeswoman Kate Geller said the group chose to target Reps. Jason Altmire (D-PA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Denny Rehberg (R-MT) […]

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Rising up, Climate Action Hotline 4.18.11

Rising up, Climate Action Hotline 4.18.11

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 18, 2011 Rising Up I think we can all agree that a good Earth Day is one where the pervasive power and presence of the fossil fuel industry begins to crack, and this year we are seeing real signs of fissure in the Goliath. On April 9, after weeks of […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.15.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.15.11

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Continuing Resolution: Last Friday night, after weeks of negotiations and a near shutdown of the government, Congressional leaders reached a deal on the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government until Sept 30, 2011. In a significant victory clean air supporters beat back another attempt to block clean air standards when House budget negotiators […]

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Clean Power for Public Health and Other Hot Pubs

Clean Power for Public Health and Other Hot Pubs

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USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Ozone and Public Health: An April 7th report by Environment America highlights the health effects of ozone pollution from power plants – and steps to reduce it.  According to “Dirty Energy’s Assault on Our Health: Ozone Pollution”, over half of people in the U.S. live with unhealthy levels of ozone.  Repeated exposure […]

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Holding Our Ground, Climate Action Hotline 4.11.11

Holding Our Ground, Climate Action Hotline 4.11.11

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 11, 2011 Holding Our Ground… In Washington, D.C. and Bangkok last week, critical decisions were made about how we tackle the climate challenge. By the end of the week, EPA still had the authority to set standards for carbon pollution and the UN negotiators set a high bar for their […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.11

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Senate: Wednesday, the Senate rejected 4 proposals that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to control carbon pollution. These amendments were offered as part of the Small Business bill (S. 493) and each would have tied the hands of the EPA. * McConnell (R-KY) Amendment #183: Would have allowed unlimited carbon pollution and would […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 4.4.11

Climate Action Hotline, 4.4.11

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 4, 2011 Climate Action Hotline (Photo courtesy of Pete Souza, whitehouse.gov) In a major speech on energy policy at Georgetown University, President Obama highlighted the energy security benefits of curbing demand for oil.  During the speech he called for a consistent long-term fuel-savings strategy of producing more electric cars, converting […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.1.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.1.11

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Senate: When the Senate returned from recess earlier this week, they resumed negotiations on a Small Business bill (S. 493). A handful of Senators filed unrelated amendments that would have serious consequences for the EPA’s ability to manage carbon pollution from industrial sources as well as land use changes (eg. clearing forests). While there […]

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