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Moving the Nation Forward on Climate, Hotline 2.8.2013

Moving the Nation Forward on Climate, Hotline 2.8.2013

February 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  Moving the Nation Forward on Climate We could call 2012 the ‘Year of Climate Impacts.’ In twelve short months, the nation weathered Hurricane Sandy, overwhelming heat waves, calamitous drought, and watched the Southwest burn. As President Obama said in his second Inaugural Address, “…none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling […]

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Clean Air Act Digest 11.30.12

Clean Air Act Digest 11.30.12

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Congressional leaders and the Administration have begun negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” – tax increases and federal budget cuts that will take effect at the beginning of January unless Congress passes legislation setting a different course. The fiscal cliff includes deep cuts to federal discretionary funding, as required by the Budget Control Act […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 8.30.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 8.30.12

August 30, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: The House and Senate are currently in recess and will reconvene on September 10 following the completion of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Administration: Good news: on Tuesday, August 28, the Obama Administration finalized new fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for cars and light duty trucks for model years 2017-2025. Compared […]

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Climate Change and Children’s Health

Climate Change and Children’s Health

August 8, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Originally posted on Healthy Child Healthy World blog. Disclaimer: I’m not a mom, but I have one. And I don’t have any children, but I apparently act like one from time to time. With that said, I’m grateful for the opportunity to share this blog with the Healthy Child Healthy World community. For the better part […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.27.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.27.12

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House The package of anti-regulatory bills that we reported on last week, titled the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act” (H.R. 4078), passed the House yesterday by a vote of 245-172. The bill is not expected to be brought up in the Senate, and the Administration has threatened to veto […]

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The Unsettling Attacks on Green Cities and Counties

The Unsettling Attacks on Green Cities and Counties

February 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Guest blog by Michael Schmitz, Executive Director of ICLEI USA Back in 2010, when Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes accused Denver’s bicycle sharing program of being part of an insidious United Nations conspiracy to take over America’s communities, a nation chuckled at the absurdity. “Cities Engage in Vast Biking Conspiracy (Shh!)” read a New York […]

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left, Climate Action Hotline, 6.27.11

Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left, Climate Action Hotline, 6.27.11

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 27, 2011 Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left In a passionate Rolling Stone article, environmental champion Al Gore critiques the Obama Administration’s environmental record and leadership on climate change this week. He blames President Obama for failing to demonstrate the “magnitude of the climate crisis” […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.11

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Senate: Wednesday, the Senate rejected 4 proposals that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to control carbon pollution. These amendments were offered as part of the Small Business bill (S. 493) and each would have tied the hands of the EPA. * McConnell (R-KY) Amendment #183: Would have allowed unlimited carbon pollution and would […]

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Uncovering True Costs

Uncovering True Costs

March 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Clean Air Act Works: “Study after study has found that a shift to a clean-energy economy creates new jobs, that upfront costs of environmental compliance are not responsible for decisions to relocate operations outside the United States, and that the estimated costs of compliance with new environmental protections are routinely overstated.”  Meanwhile, […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. First Hearing on Bad Air Bill Held on Wednesday: – The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held its first hearing on Chairman Upton’s Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The bill, along with its Senate companion introduced by Sen. Inhofe, would repeal the EPA’s CO2 endangerment finding […]

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