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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.13.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.13.13

September 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Senate: On Wednesday, September 11, the Senate began debate on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill (S. 1392). Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH) have put forward a bipartisan, consensus-based energy efficiency bill which the Obama Administration supports, as it will save consumers money and cut pollution. Thus far, only positive, bipartisan amendments have been […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 8.6.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 8.6.13

August 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Senate On Thursday, August 1, before the Senate left for the August in-district work period, Senate Majority Leader Reid moved to the Shaheen-Portman (S.1392) energy efficiency bill. This means that the Senate will likely take up debate on the legislation when they return in September. As we reported in the last Digest, Senators Shaheen […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.19.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.19.13

July 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  UPDATES   Administration: The first poll on President Obama’s entire climate action strategy reveals robust bipartisan support for common-sense climate solutions, according to a poll commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council. To help battle climate change, 65 percent of Americans endorse setting limits on dangerous carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants. The […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.28.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.28.13

June 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Administration: President Obama has announced a robust plan for tackling climate change and reducing dangerous carbon pollution. This marks a historic turning point. No longer will power plants be allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon into our atmosphere, threatening our health and environment. The President’s speech on Tuesday builds on previous statements with […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.12.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.12.13

June 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: On May 16, Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced H.R. 2023, the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act. This bill directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan to assist health professionals in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change and […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.31.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.31.13

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House On May 21, the House Appropriations Committee allocated $24.3 billion to the subcommittee that funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior, and related agencies. This amount is 18 percent below the funding amount provided in the 2013 fiscal year and would result in drastic cuts to climate change and […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.13

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House On Tuesday, May 14, House Energy and Power Subcommittee marked up H.R. 271, “Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013.” This bill takes the unprecedented step of authorizing total civil and criminal amnesty from all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations for electric power producers that are under […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.26.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.26.13

April 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  UPDATES Congress: The Senate Environmental and Public Works committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, in the next couple weeks, possibly May 8. The final step in the confirmation process is a vote by the full Senate. Administration: A group of […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.13

April 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Congress has been in recess for two weeks, reconvening this week. Senate: During the night on March 22, the US Senate voted on dozens of amendments and passed a blueprint for next year’s federal budget (S. Con. Res. 8).  Senator Inhofe (R-OK) offered an amendment that he described as prohibiting further greenhouse gas […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.19.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.19.13

March 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This week, Congress is working to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of FY2013. Read more of this week’s Clean Air Act Digest by clicking the link.

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