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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

March 30, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

UPDATES Carbon Pollution Standard: On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first national limits on carbon pollution from new electric power plants. This is an incredibly important step forward to protect American’s health and well-being from the carbon pollution that is driving dangerous climate change. Carbon pollution fuels climate change that raises temperatures and […]

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The Water is Wide:  Sea Level Rise and Flooding in a Warming World, Hotline 3.19.12

The Water is Wide: Sea Level Rise and Flooding in a Warming World, Hotline 3.19.12

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  The Water is Wide: Sea Level Rise and Flooding in a Warming World “The water is wide, I cannot cross over,” sighs the old folk song, and more Americans may be singing this melancholy tune in the future.  This week saw the release of two striking new reports on the threats of flooding due […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.16.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.16.12

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congressional Update: Senate On Wednesday, the Senate passed S. 1813, the much-debated surface transportation act. As we mentioned last week, this legislation was a potential vehicle for Clean Air Act riders. However, last Thursday the Senate successfully rejected the Collins amendment to block EPA’s air toxics standards for industrial boilers. The final package did […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 3.12.12

Climate Action Hotline, 3.12.12

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Last year, the world watched a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. News from these tragic disasters quickly evolved as reports showed that Japan’s nuclear power facility, Fukushima Dai-ichi, had very serious problems. This heartbreaking and horrifying disaster provided an impetus to re-evaluate the safety and security of nuclear power.For this week’s feature I […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.9.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.9.12

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congressional Update: Senate Good news! Yesterday, the Collins amendment to block EPA’s air toxics standards for industrial boilers failed on the Senate floor. The amendment, offered to the unrelated Surface Transportation Act (S. 1813), needed 60 votes to pass but received a vote of 52-46. This anti-environmental rider would have re-written toxics standards for […]

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Communicating Climate Change, Hotline 3.7.12

Communicating Climate Change, Hotline 3.7.12

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Communicating Climate Change Each day, those of us in the climate community become increasingly aware of the causes, impacts, and urgency of climate change.  Many of us spend our days trying to communicate to the public and policy-makers in a variety of ways to raise awareness, make connections, and foster change. It’s a big […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.1.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.1.12

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congressional Update: Senate Starting this week, the Senate is considering amendments to the Surface Transportation Act, S. 1813.  Senator Collins (R-ME) is seeking to offer an amendment—completely unrelated to transportation—that would block EPA’s standards to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollutants from industrial boilers and incinerators. The amendment is similar to her bill, […]

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