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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

March 30, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

UPDATES Carbon Pollution Standard: On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first national limits on carbon pollution from new electric power plants. This is an incredibly important step forward to protect American’s health and well-being from the carbon pollution that is driving dangerous climate change. Carbon pollution fuels climate change that raises temperatures and […]

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Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 24, 2011 Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change In a statement released early last week, a group of the world’s largest investors, representing over $20 trillion in assets worldwide stressed the urgent need for policies that would stimulate private sector investment, create jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of the […]

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381 And Counting, Climate Action Hotline 8.29.11

381 And Counting, Climate Action Hotline 8.29.11

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

381 And Counting… On Friday, as Hurricane Irene approached the East Coast and reminded us what a world with increased climate change and extreme weather events will look like, the Obama Administration released its final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to transport toxic tar sands oil through the middle of the […]

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Rising up, Climate Action Hotline 4.18.11

Rising up, Climate Action Hotline 4.18.11

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 18, 2011 Rising Up I think we can all agree that a good Earth Day is one where the pervasive power and presence of the fossil fuel industry begins to crack, and this year we are seeing real signs of fissure in the Goliath. On April 9, after weeks of […]

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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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Climate Action Hotline, 12.6.10

Climate Action Hotline, 12.6.10

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director December 6, 2010 Climate Action Hotline The incoming Republican majority announced on Wednesday it would do away with on the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.The stated reason for the end of the committee is the need to rein in federal spending, including congressional salaries.  Chaired by Representative Ed […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 11.29.10

Climate Action Hotline, 11.29.10

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director November 29, 2010 Climate Action Hotline According to a study published in Nature Geoscience, world carbon dioxide emissions fell 1.3% between 2008 and 2009, with increased coal use limiting this decrease. In the U.S., emissions fell 7% because of the sinking economy, better energy efficiency, and cleaner energy according to the […]

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Beneath the Bickering, Real Progress on Clean Energy, And Global Work Party Success

Beneath the Bickering, Real Progress on Clean Energy, And Global Work Party Success

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

TIANJIN, China — On Monday, two days after the UNFCCC climate conference ended after six days of grudging negotiation, the sky above this busy city turned blue, the sun appeared for the first time in a week, and Tianjin’s angled skyline, not visible previously in the thick smog, appeared like a gleaming glass and steel […]

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Beneath the Bickering, Real Progress on Clean Energy, And Global Work Party Success, Climate Action Hotline 10.12.10

Beneath the Bickering, Real Progress on Clean Energy, And Global Work Party Success, Climate Action Hotline 10.12.10

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October 12, 2010 Beneath the Bickering, Real Progress on Clean Energy, And Global Work Party Success TIANJIN, China — On Monday, two days after the UNFCCC climate conference ended after six days of grudging negotiation, the sky above this busy city turned blue, the sun appeared for the first time in a week, and Tianjin’s […]

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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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