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Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? Hotline 5.31.12

Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? Hotline 5.31.12

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? It seems like the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by parties at the end of the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban was not carried over to the 2012 Bonn intercessional meetings held May14-25. The two weeks of agenda fights and deadlock in Bonn regarding how to move forward […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.18.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.18.12

May 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House The Gasoline Regulations Act (H.R. 4471), which we are calling the Gutting Air Standards Protection (GASP) Act, passed the full Energy and Commerce Committee on May 17. This bill would do nothing about high gas prices but would block several clean air standards and gut the Clean Air Act’s health-based approach to […]

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Special Bonn Edition, Hotline 5.18.12

Special Bonn Edition, Hotline 5.18.12

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Special Bonn Edition As I write this, I’m sitting in the back of the plenary hall of the Intercessional United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference here at the Maritim Hotel just outside of Bonn, Germany.  The meeting I am observing goes by the impressive name: AWG-LCA workshop on clarification of the developed […]

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Calling Out the Bullies, Hotline 5.14.12

Calling Out the Bullies, Hotline 5.14.12

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Calling Out the Bullies A recent NY Times article about Julia Trigg Crawford, a Texas farmer who stood up to TransCanada’s demand that the Keystone XL pipeline cross her property, reminded me of something Jeremy Symons of National Wildlife Federation said to me recently. “We will win when people realize that the fossil fuel […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.11.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.11.12

May 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House The House has begun voting on FY2013 appropriations bills to provide the federal governments’ annual funding, but the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill, which includes funding for Clean Air Act activities, may be too controversial to come to the House floor this year and may instead be rolled into an omnibus appropriations bill late […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.4.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.4.12

May 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: The full Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to vote on the Gasoline Regulations Act (H.R. 4471) in May (possibly May 17) and then the bill will head to the floor of the House. The American Lung Association has coined a more accurate name for the bill: the Gutting Air Standards Protection (GASP) […]

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