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Climate Change Impacts and Renewable Energy

Climate Change Impacts and Renewable Energy

June 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Member Reports Climate Change and Ozone Pollution: On June 2, 2011 the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report “Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution” that demonstrated how higher temperatures could increase ozone pollution above current levels, and analyzes the potential health consequences of these ozone increases in 2020 and 2050, […]

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Dirty Decision Makers Ignoring Clean Solutions, Climate Action Hotline 5.9.11

Dirty Decision Makers Ignoring Clean Solutions, Climate Action Hotline 5.9.11

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director May 2, 2011 Dirty Decision Makers Ignoring Clean Solutions Last Thursday, in an attempt to save Americans’ money and reduce handouts to Big Oil, House Democrats tried to pass a motion that would allow a vote on a provision to end certain subsidies to oil companies. Unfortunately, it was defeated 241-171 […]

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Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Nuclear Plants and Safety: A March 17th report by the nuclear engineer David Lochbaum at the Union of Concerned Scientists reviews the performance of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is responsible for safe performance of U.S. nuclear power plants.  “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2010: A Brighter Spotlight Needed” […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 3.21.11

Climate Action Hotline, 3.21.11

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director March 21, 2011 Climate Action Hotline Under the guise of protecting small businesses, higher gas prices and continued high unemployment numbers, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward on new pollution regulations, but failed to get to a vote Thursday, after days […]

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Clean Breeze for the Economy

Clean Breeze for the Economy

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Economy and Green Investment: In a testament to the power of green technology to stimulate economic growth, “Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy” presents case studies of green investments’ effect on job creation.   According to the February report by the Economic Policy Institute and the BlueGreen […]

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The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong, Climate Action Hotline 2.7.11

The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong, Climate Action Hotline 2.7.11

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 7, 2011 The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong Photo: Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) Last week continued attacks to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from setting standards for carbon pollution were launched by members of Congress. Monday Senator Barrasso (R-WY) introduced a bill undermining […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 1.24.11

Climate Action Hotline, 1.24.11

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director January 24, 2011 Climate Action Hotline Last week there was an increased in talk on Capitol Hill about moving a ‘clean’ energy standard, or CES, that would require utilities to generate a portion of power from sources that emit less carbon pollution like solar and wind but, would also include non-renewable […]

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Small Steps Forward…, Climate Action Hotline 12.13.10

Small Steps Forward…, Climate Action Hotline 12.13.10

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director December 13, 2010 Small Steps Forward… World attention turned to global warming last week as governments came together around some cooperative efforts in Cancun, Mexico, while back in DC, both Congress and the Courts took important steps to curb climate change and pave the way for a clean energy economy. Two […]

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Some Big Successes As U.S. Election Casts Long Shadow On Climate

Some Big Successes As U.S. Election Casts Long Shadow On Climate

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tuesday’s election wasn’t a complete rejection of climate action and the promise of the low-carbon economy. But there is no mistaking that the results made the ground game to cool the planet much harder. In the decisive defeat of California’s Proposition 23 and the re-election of Senator Barbara Boxer, voters showed that climate action and […]

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Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC, Climate Action Hotline 10.19.10

Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC, Climate Action Hotline 10.19.10

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

October 19, 2010 Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC 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 […]

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