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There Is No Hope, But We Might Be Wrong, Climate Action Hotline 10.31.11

There Is No Hope, But We Might Be Wrong, Climate Action Hotline 10.31.11

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There Is No Hope, But We Might Be Wrong. October 31, 2011 We should put each month’s climate and energy news into time capsules so that future visitors to the planet can make sense of who did and didn’t try to save the place.  Here’s a summary for October. Chevron Corp. announced that its third-quarter […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 10.21.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 10.21.11

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES HOUSE: More rollbacks of the Clean Air Act: Late last week the House continued to undo public health protections by passing the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011″ (H.R. 2250), legislation that will rollback standards to limit mercury and other air toxics from boilers and incinerators. The bill forbids EPA from issuing final standards […]

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Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 24, 2011 Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change In a statement released early last week, a group of the world’s largest investors, representing over $20 trillion in assets worldwide stressed the urgent need for policies that would stimulate private sector investment, create jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of the […]

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The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air, Climate Action Hotline 10.17.11

The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air, Climate Action Hotline 10.17.11

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 17, 2011 The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air Last week the World Resources Institute released a new brief, Climate Science 2009-2010: Major New Discoveries, a periodic review of the state of play climate change science. The brief highlights several key findings including: the decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest on […]

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Broad Support for a Strong EPA and Other Hot Pubs

Broad Support for a Strong EPA and Other Hot Pubs

October 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports: Water Works: Green for All, in partnership with the Economic Policy Institute, Pacific Institute and American Rivers, published a new report this month estimating the economic impact and job creating potential of major new investment in US water infrastructure. Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment found that “an investment of […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 10.11.11

Climate Action Hotline, 10.11.11

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 11, 2011 As we look back at the last week, it might be worth remembering the speech given by U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in Copenhagen. She said that the danger of climate change is now “undeniable” and the world must agree to a deal in the next 48 hours. Now, almost two […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 10.7.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 10.7.11

October 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES HOUSE: More rollbacks of the Clean Air Act: On October 7 the ‘Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011″(H.R. 2681) was passed on the House floor. The bill would repeal already finalized EPA standards that restrict toxic emissions from cement plants, and replaces the standards with much weaker measures. This legislation will result in […]

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Panama Climate Talks Begin, Climate Action Hotline 10.3.11

Panama Climate Talks Begin, Climate Action Hotline 10.3.11

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 3, 2011 Panama Climate Talks Begin On Saturday October 1st, the third United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) intersessional began in Panama City, Panama and will continue until the end of this week. These climate talks are the last official negotiating session of the year designed to prepare for the upcoming Conference […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.30.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.30.11

October 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES House: The TRAIN Act: The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401)—the most deadly bill on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Pollution Plan— was brought to the House floor last Friday (9/23).  The bill repeals the more protective smog and soot limits in the EPA’s “Cross State Air Pollution Rule” and blocks adoption of the mercury and air toxics standards, […]

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