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Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left, Climate Action Hotline, 6.27.11

Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left, Climate Action Hotline, 6.27.11

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 27, 2011 Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left In a passionate Rolling Stone article, environmental champion Al Gore critiques the Obama Administration’s environmental record and leadership on climate change this week. He blames President Obama for failing to demonstrate the “magnitude of the climate crisis” […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.24.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.24.11

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: House: Eight Energy and Commerce Committee members, four Republicans and four Democrats introduced H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, legislation that will delay and weaken EPA’s air toxics standards for boilers. Critics say the agency needs more time to get it right but EPA has already delayed the rule’s release […]

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Green Economy and Climate Attitudes

Green Economy and Climate Attitudes

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports Green Economy Adaptation: On June 20, 2011 Oxfam released a report, “Adapting For A Green Economy; Companies, Communities and Climate Change.” Based on results from a 2010 survey of corporate signatories to the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Environment Programme Caring for Climate initiative, the report shows the business perspective […]

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Progress at Glacial Speed, Climate Action Hotline, 6.20.11

Progress at Glacial Speed, Climate Action Hotline, 6.20.11

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 20, 2011 Progress at Glacial Speed As the latest round of UN climate talks wrapped up last Friday and new reports further demonstrated the gap between scientific reality and political action, there was a growing sense that, as one USCAN member put it, while ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day, […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.17.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.17.11

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: EPA update: This past week the EPA announced that they will delay issuing a proposal for controlling greenhouse gases from power plants (NSPS) for two months. The proposal is now expected out in late September and the final rule is still expected in May of 2012. Administrator Jackson is expected to deliver a […]

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The Dangers Of Delay

The Dangers Of Delay

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dangers of Delay In Bonn, Germany last week diplomats and climate advocates gathered to build on the international framework for climate cooperation. As the UNFCCC nears its 20th birthday, this annual session was marked by difficulties sorting out the wording and scope of the agenda of its ‘implementing’ bodies. Despite near universal acclaim for […]

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The Dangers of Delay, Climate Action Hotline, 6.13.11

The Dangers of Delay, Climate Action Hotline, 6.13.11

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Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 13, 2011 The Dangers of Delay In Bonn, Germany last week diplomats and climate advocates gathered to build on the international framework for climate cooperation. As the UNFCCC nears its 20th birthday, this annual session was marked by difficulties sorting out the wording and scope of the agenda of its […]

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Climate Change Impacts and Renewable Energy

Climate Change Impacts and Renewable Energy

June 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Member Reports Climate Change and Ozone Pollution: On June 2, 2011 the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report “Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution” that demonstrated how higher temperatures could increase ozone pollution above current levels, and analyzes the potential health consequences of these ozone increases in 2020 and 2050, […]

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Strong Voices and Influential Reports, Climate Action Hotline 6.6.11

Strong Voices and Influential Reports, Climate Action Hotline 6.6.11

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Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 6, 2011 Source: http://ostseis.anl.gov/ Strong Voices and Influential Reports Last Tuesday, President Obama nominated John E. Bryson to head the Commerce Department as the Commerce Secretary. This announcement brought praise from both environmental groups and businesses. Notably, Mr. Bryson helped co-found the Natural Resources Defense Council in 1970 and has […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.3.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.3.11

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: Yesterday, UCS released a report: Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution. The report demonstrates how higher temperatures could increase ozone pollution above current levels, and analyzes the potential health consequences of these ozone increases in 2020 and 2050, as well as the economic costs of these health impacts in […]

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