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Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

September 26, 2011 On September 15 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would delay the release of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gases for power plants and oil refineries.  Nineteen environmental leaders issued a letter directly to President Obama urging the administration to set a firm timeline to finalize greenhouse […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 9.19.11

Climate Action Hotline, 9.19.11

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

September 19, 2011 More than two weeks after closing its doors, the solar firm Solyndra continues to be a major story in clean energy news. Solyndra was given a $535 million dollar loan from the U.S. government that has come under question in recent days. As this development is investigated by the Federal Bureau of […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.16.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.16.11

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

  UPDATES House: As we reported last week, House Majority Leader Cantor (R-VA) released a Pollution Agenda for the fall. His plan won’t help the economy, but will cost tens of thousands of lives. The vast majority of rollbacks discussed in Cantor’s memo would block or gut public health safeguards, leading to more harmful pollution […]

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Cues from Our Climate and Other Hot Pubs

Cues from Our Climate and Other Hot Pubs

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports: Insurer Responses to Climate Risk: This month, Ceres released “Climate Risk Disclosure By Insurers: Evaluating Insurer Responses to the NAIC Climate Disclosure Survey.” The report examines public disclosure filings from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to assess US insurer consideration of climate change as a key risk factor to their business […]

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A Week of Extremes, Climate Action Hotline 9.12.11

A Week of Extremes, Climate Action Hotline 9.12.11

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

September 12, 2011 A Week of Extremes There was a lot of prime time political drama on television this week, kicked off by the Republican presidential candidate debate on Wednesday.  Republican candidates wasted no time to attack President Obama for failing to create green jobs, while at the same time distancing themselves from earlier-made claims […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.9.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.9.11

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES House: As we reported last week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–Va.) announced his legislative priorities, which despite his claims won’t create jobs but will cost lives. Billed as a “jobs agenda,” this is actually a series of reckless attacks on health and environmental safeguards. All told, these assaults on our air would lead […]

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Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Shaking up Coal The earth moved a bit last week when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake marked the opening moments of a meeting hosted by the Sierra Club to discuss coal. Representatives from two dozen national organizations met at a meeting convened at the Sierra Club’s DC office to discuss the organization’s coal strategy and the […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.1.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.1.11

September 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES House: On August 29 Majority Leader Eric Cantor released ‘The House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators’ a polluters wish list that would roll back and undo critical air pollution standards for most major rules currently being updated under the Clean AIr Act. From the Mercury Air Toxics Rule to standards that would reduce […]

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