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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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World Leaders Address 2011 Climate Plans, Climate Action Hotline 1.31.11

World Leaders Address 2011 Climate Plans, Climate Action Hotline 1.31.11

January 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director January 31, 2011 World Leaders Address 2011 Climate Plans In the U.S. last week, climate advocates reacted to President Obama’s annual State of the Union speech and several current and former members’ of Congress plans to weaken or even eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency. While around the world, heads of state, […]

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Amid Turbulence A Path For Climate Action

Amid Turbulence A Path For Climate Action

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In the past week, two of the prominent names in American politics and business appeared to reach consistent conclusions about governing, technology, and the warming climate. On Friday, Karl Rove told an audience of natural gas developers in Texas that “climate is gone” as a Congressional issue. And this week, in a Rolling Stone interview, […]

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Ahead of the Election, Signs of Hope and Caution For Climate Activists

Ahead of the Election, Signs of Hope and Caution For Climate Activists

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A week before the critically significant national election for climate activists there’s promising news from California. A Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California poll released over the weekend found that Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, one of Capitol Hill’s most important advocates for reducing climate-changing emissions, has opened an eight-point lead over Republican candidate Carly Fiorina, […]

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Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC

Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A week after the Obama administration lifted the temporary ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of oil executives yesterday appeared at a forum in Houston at the South Texas College of Law to explain how an essentially unregulated industry was contending with the government’s new rules. The short course: Executives […]

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Big Oil’s Challenge to California Climate Law Draws Fire From… Big Oil

Big Oil’s Challenge to California Climate Law Draws Fire From… Big Oil

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Public interest groups, city halls, and even one of the state’s largest refiners are fighting back against a tide of money pouring into California from three oil companies bent on enacting Proposition 23, the November ballot initiative intended to suspend the state’s pioneering climate action law. Of the $8.2 million spent by supporters of Prop […]

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Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes

Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network Congress resumes after a long August recess and the concerted influence of the climate community will focus this month on protecting EPA’s authority to act on global warming and pushing the agency to be more aggressive. First order of business: blocking rogue proposals this week that are attached […]

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The Gulf’s Exploding Platform Underscores Week of Menace and Surprise

The Gulf’s Exploding Platform Underscores Week of Menace and Surprise

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just a day after oil companies sponsored the first of seven rallies to protest the Obama administration’s moratorium on new offshore exploration, another oil platform exploded off the Louisiana coast. Initial news reports said one person was injured and 13 people were rescued from Mariner Energy’s Vermillion 380 platform, which operates in 340 feet of […]

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Senator Murkowski Is In Trouble; More Intel on the Koch Brothers

Senator Murkowski Is In Trouble; More Intel on the Koch Brothers

August 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Alaska’s two-term Senator Lisa Murkowski is more than 1,600 votes behind in the Republican primary, with nearly all precincts reporting. State election officials are now counting the 7,600 absentee ballots, and results should be known next week. Recall that in June, the Senate voted 53 to 47 to block Senator Murkowski’s resolution to rescind the […]

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Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

August 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

China and the U.S. Going Different Ways In the troubled climate action summer of 2010 it’s at least a little relief to know that some progress is occurring. The Department of Energy, in its latest assessment released this month of the American wind energy sector, reports that Texas is generating 2.29 gigawatts of energy from […]

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