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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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Cues from Our Climate and Other Hot Pubs

Cues from Our Climate and Other Hot Pubs

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports: Insurer Responses to Climate Risk: This month, Ceres released “Climate Risk Disclosure By Insurers: Evaluating Insurer Responses to the NAIC Climate Disclosure Survey.” The report examines public disclosure filings from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to assess US insurer consideration of climate change as a key risk factor to their business […]

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Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Shaking up Coal The earth moved a bit last week when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake marked the opening moments of a meeting hosted by the Sierra Club to discuss coal. Representatives from two dozen national organizations met at a meeting convened at the Sierra Club’s DC office to discuss the organization’s coal strategy and the […]

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Cleaning Up Our Waters, Spending, and Energy Use Hot Pubs

Cleaning Up Our Waters, Spending, and Energy Use Hot Pubs

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports: Toxic Oil Dispersants: This month Toxipedia Consultants and Earthjustice released “The Chaos of Clean-Up: Analysis of Potential Health and Environmental Impacts of Chemicals in Dispersant Products.” The study responds to public concern over the safety of chemicals poured into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse oil after the Deepwater Horizon spill. According to […]

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Cause and Effect and Other Hot Pubs

Cause and Effect and Other Hot Pubs

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports Water-Related Impacts of Climate Change: Today the Natural Resources Defense Council released their new report called, “Thirsty for Answers: Preparing for the Water-related Impacts of Climate Change in American Cities.” The report makes clear that some of the most profound effects of climate change are water-related, like sea level rise, increased rain and […]

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Here We Go Again, Climate Action Hotline, 7.11.11

Here We Go Again, Climate Action Hotline, 7.11.11

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director July 11, 2011 Here We Go Again They are at it again! The House of Representatives is working on the fiscal 2012 budget for the government.  Environmentalists want a responsibly funded government, but the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, released last week, includes several dirty air riders that would prevent the […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.24.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.24.11

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: House: Eight Energy and Commerce Committee members, four Republicans and four Democrats introduced H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, legislation that will delay and weaken EPA’s air toxics standards for boilers. Critics say the agency needs more time to get it right but EPA has already delayed the rule’s release […]

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The Dangers of Delay, Climate Action Hotline, 6.13.11

The Dangers of Delay, Climate Action Hotline, 6.13.11

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 13, 2011 The Dangers of Delay In Bonn, Germany last week diplomats and climate advocates gathered to build on the international framework for climate cooperation. As the UNFCCC nears its 20th birthday, this annual session was marked by difficulties sorting out the wording and scope of the agenda of its […]

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Dueling Narratives, Climate Action Hotline 5.31.11

Dueling Narratives, Climate Action Hotline 5.31.11

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director May 31, 2011 Dueling Narratives Photo by David Graham-Caso, Sierra Club This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a series of three hearings on Mercury and Air Toxics standards that aim to cut mercury, lead, arsenic and particle pollution from hundreds of coal-fired power plants across the country. According […]

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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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