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Dueling Narratives, Climate Action Hotline 5.31.11

Dueling Narratives, Climate Action Hotline 5.31.11

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director May 31, 2011 Dueling Narratives Photo by David Graham-Caso, Sierra Club This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a series of three hearings on Mercury and Air Toxics standards that aim to cut mercury, lead, arsenic and particle pollution from hundreds of coal-fired power plants across the country. According […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.27.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.27.11

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: House: The House Energy and Power subcommittee passed the ‘TRAIN Act’ (H.R.1705) by voice vote on Tuesday that would commission a cost study of new pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. The bill, sponsored by Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) would add a layer of red tape to the process […]

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Clean Energy, International Climate Change, and More Hot Pubs

Clean Energy, International Climate Change, and More Hot Pubs

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Clean Cars: A May 2011 report “Summer Gas Prices: Beating the Heat with Clean Cars” by Environment America highlights rising summer gas prices and the need to reduce dependence on oil.  The report finds as oil prices continue to rise our environment, health, and national security continues to be at risk.  Additionally, […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.11

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: Boiler Toxics Delay: On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indefinitely delayed crucial health protections designed to reduce public exposure to airborne toxics such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and acid gases by thousands of tons per year. The delay or “stay” puts off the effectiveness of pollution controls for more than 13,000 boilers […]

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Offshore Drilling Overview and Other Hot Pubs

Offshore Drilling Overview and Other Hot Pubs

May 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS World Bank: An April 14th report by Friends of the Earth and several other non-governmental organizations highlights the World Bank’s continued detrimental financing of fossil fuels.  According to seven case studies of the report “World Bank, Climate Change and Energy Financing: Something Old. Something New?” the Bank’s increase in carbon-intensive financing and […]

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Talking About Global Warming, Climate Action Hotline 5.16.11

Talking About Global Warming, Climate Action Hotline 5.16.11

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director May 16, 2011 Talkin’ about Global Warming… Bill Gates, photo courtesy of climatesolutions.org There was a time when Bill Gates’ silence on the issue of climate change was deafening. It seemed inconceivable that America’s richest and most famous entrepreneur didn’t ‘get it’ about climate. Thankfully, those days appear to be gone. […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.13.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.13.11

May 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: The Obama Administration is poised to complete the reconsideration of the ozone health standards by late July.  On May 13, 13 leading health groups sent a letter to the President urging him to support science-based standards that will protect public health. The respected firm the Analyst Group issued a report authored by Sue […]

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Dirty Decision Makers Ignoring Clean Solutions, Climate Action Hotline 5.9.11

Dirty Decision Makers Ignoring Clean Solutions, Climate Action Hotline 5.9.11

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director May 2, 2011 Dirty Decision Makers Ignoring Clean Solutions Last Thursday, in an attempt to save Americans’ money and reduce handouts to Big Oil, House Democrats tried to pass a motion that would allow a vote on a provision to end certain subsidies to oil companies. Unfortunately, it was defeated 241-171 […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.5.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.5.11

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES AEP: Last week American Electric Power (AEP) released draft legislation that would exempt electric utility units from every conceivable Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirement applying to utilities (smog, soot, toxic air pollution, GHGs, thermal heat discharges to water, water pollution, coal ash waste) between now and […]

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Climate Action Hotline 5.2.11

Climate Action Hotline 5.2.11

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director May 2, 2011 As gas prices continue to rise, President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid are calling for a repeal of unnecessary oil industry tax breaks.  This sparked a Congressional debate as Exxon Mobil reported a first-quarter profit of $10.7 billion, a 69 percent jump from the year before. According […]

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