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Cleaning Up Our Waters, Spending, and Energy Use Hot Pubs

Cleaning Up Our Waters, Spending, and Energy Use Hot Pubs

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports: Toxic Oil Dispersants: This month Toxipedia Consultants and Earthjustice released “The Chaos of Clean-Up: Analysis of Potential Health and Environmental Impacts of Chemicals in Dispersant Products.” The study responds to public concern over the safety of chemicals poured into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse oil after the Deepwater Horizon spill. According to […]

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381 And Counting, Climate Action Hotline 8.29.11

381 And Counting, Climate Action Hotline 8.29.11

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

381 And Counting… On Friday, as Hurricane Irene approached the East Coast and reminded us what a world with increased climate change and extreme weather events will look like, the Obama Administration released its final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to transport toxic tar sands oil through the middle of the […]

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Epic Climate Protests Amid Severe Climate Impacts, Climate Action Hotline 8.22.11

Epic Climate Protests Amid Severe Climate Impacts, Climate Action Hotline 8.22.11

August 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Epic Climate Protests Amid Severe Climate Impacts Today at the White House, residents of Nebraska, along with a large contingency of DC residents, helped kick-off the third day of the largest civil disobedience in the history of the American climate movement. For two weeks, over 2,000 people from all 50 states are expected to take […]

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Evaluating Ingenuitive Pathways to a Sustainable Future and Other Hot Pubs

Evaluating Ingenuitive Pathways to a Sustainable Future and Other Hot Pubs

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports Truck Fuel Economy Standards: On August 18, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation released a report: “Trucks That Work: How New Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards Will Deliver Better, Cleaner, Cheaper-to-Operate Trucks —– and Why it Matters for Truck Owners, Wildlife and the U.S. Economy.” The report focuses on the first ever standards […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 8.15.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 8.15.11

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Appropriations: As we reported recently, the fate of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill remains unclear. The bill (H.R. 2584) would put our nation’s air and water at risk by blocking existing and proposed safeguards. While we may not see this exact bill again, it is almost certain that the deadly policy riders […]

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Climate Action Hotline 8.15.11

Climate Action Hotline 8.15.11

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director Aug. 15, 2011 It seemed there was no escaping the ‘debt-ceiling’ fiasco and market turmoil this week and as is all too often the case, the environment seemed to bear the brunt of the loses. Clean tech stocks have been falling even faster than the market as a whole, hit by […]

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In the Heat of Summer, Climate Action Hotline 8.8.11

In the Heat of Summer, Climate Action Hotline 8.8.11

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director Aug. 8, 2011 Image courtesy of: NRDC In the Heat of Summer The horrible July heat wave has spilled over into August, bringing weeks, even entire months, of unusually high temperatures to cities across the US. Nearly 200 million people are said to be affected by the heat wave, with 2,712 […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 8.5.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 8.5.11

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES House Interior and Environment Appropriations: The FY2012 Interior and Environment appropriations bill (H.R. 2584) was debated on the House floor last week. The base bill contained dozens of policy riders that would put our nation’s air and water at risk and during the committee mark up, the bill was further loaded down by amendments […]

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Taking the Good with the Bad, 8.1.11

Taking the Good with the Bad, 8.1.11

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director August 1, 2011 Takin’ the Good with the Bad Early last week, despite earlier expressions of concern on the adverse effects of climate change impacts on international peace and security, the House released an authorization bill with an amendment from Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) that would reduce the budget set aside […]

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