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Clean Air Act Digest, 10.21.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 10.21.11

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES HOUSE: More rollbacks of the Clean Air Act: Late last week the House continued to undo public health protections by passing the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011″ (H.R. 2250), legislation that will rollback standards to limit mercury and other air toxics from boilers and incinerators. The bill forbids EPA from issuing final standards […]

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Broad Support for a Strong EPA and Other Hot Pubs

Broad Support for a Strong EPA and Other Hot Pubs

October 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports: Water Works: Green for All, in partnership with the Economic Policy Institute, Pacific Institute and American Rivers, published a new report this month estimating the economic impact and job creating potential of major new investment in US water infrastructure. Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment found that “an investment of […]

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Panama Climate Talks Begin, Climate Action Hotline 10.3.11

Panama Climate Talks Begin, Climate Action Hotline 10.3.11

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 3, 2011 Panama Climate Talks Begin On Saturday October 1st, the third United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) intersessional began in Panama City, Panama and will continue until the end of this week. These climate talks are the last official negotiating session of the year designed to prepare for the upcoming Conference […]

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Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

September 26, 2011 On September 15 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would delay the release of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gases for power plants and oil refineries.  Nineteen environmental leaders issued a letter directly to President Obama urging the administration to set a firm timeline to finalize greenhouse […]

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Clean Energy, International Climate Change, and More Hot Pubs

Clean Energy, International Climate Change, and More Hot Pubs

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Clean Cars: A May 2011 report “Summer Gas Prices: Beating the Heat with Clean Cars” by Environment America highlights rising summer gas prices and the need to reduce dependence on oil.  The report finds as oil prices continue to rise our environment, health, and national security continues to be at risk.  Additionally, […]

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Imagine a World Where Politicians Get it About Climate, Climate Action Hotline 3.7.11

Imagine a World Where Politicians Get it About Climate, Climate Action Hotline 3.7.11

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director March 7, 2011 Imagine a World Where Politicians Get it About Climate Frank Luntz, a Republican pollster, has a new book out that offers 11 of the most powerful words and phrases for the political mood of 2011.  Just for fun, let’s look at the current events on climate with a […]

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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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Some Big Successes As U.S. Election Casts Long Shadow On Climate, Climate Action Hotline 11.3.10

Some Big Successes As U.S. Election Casts Long Shadow On Climate, Climate Action Hotline 11.3.10

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director November 3,2010 Some Big Successes As U.S. Election Cast’s Long Shadow On Climate 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 […]

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Ahead of the Election, Signs of Hope and Caution For Climate Activists, Climate Action Hotline 10.26.10

Ahead of the Election, Signs of Hope and Caution For Climate Activists, Climate Action Hotline 10.26.10

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director October 26, 2010 Ahead of the Election, Signs of Hope and Caution For Climate Activists Activists with signs line the sidewalk in Santa Cruz, CA. Photo by Isaac Miller. A week before the critically significant national election for climate activists there’s promising news from California. A Los Angeles Times/University of Southern […]

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Businesses Demand Clean Energy Legislation to Keep U.S. from Falling Behind

Businesses Demand Clean Energy Legislation to Keep U.S. from Falling Behind

January 21, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Today, more than 80 CEOs sent a letter to President Obama and members of Congress asking them to move ahead on strong, comprehensive climate and energy legislation, which they say will create jobs and strengthen U.S. competitiveness. The letter, from leaders of companies such as Exelon, Virgin America and eBay, expressed a concern that the […]

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