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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.5.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.5.13

September 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Senate After several delays, Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) moved to the Shaheen-Portman (S. 761) energy efficiency bill prior to the August congressional recess, with the expectation of returning to the bill when Congress resumed in September. The bill will now be further delayed due to the crisis in Syria, but Senate aides […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.12.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.12.13

July 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Senate As of today, July 12, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been without a permanent administrator for 148 days. Early next week, the US Senate is expected to take action—finally—on several of President Obama’s nominations, including Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA. First, the Senate must vote on “motions to end […]

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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, 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, 2.15.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.15.13

February 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: On Wednesday, Senator Boxer, Chair of the Environmental and Public Works Committee, held a briefing on the latest climate science. All Senators were encouraged to attend. The briefing featured four climate scientists who presented on the latest trends and scientific evidence related to the growing impacts associated with climate change. You can watch […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.20.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.20.12

September 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Congress will recess at the end of this week, reconvening after the November elections for a “lame duck” session starting on November 13. House of Representatives: Making yet another attack on the environment prior to recessing for the elections, the House leadership has bundled a number of anti-environmental bills into a package called […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.25.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.25.12

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Senate This past Wednesday, June 20, Clean Air Act defenders were given a reason to celebrate, as S.J. Res. 37 was voted down in the Senate by a margin of 46-53. Senator Inhofe’s resolution under the Congressional Review Act would have done away with life-saving mercury and air toxics standards set by the […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.13.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.13.12

June 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Senate We continue to hear that the Senate is likely to vote on Senator Inhofe’s resolution (S.J. Res. 37) to void the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants during the week of June 18. Senator Inhofe and other opponents want to use an obscure procedure under the Congressional Review Act to […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.1.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.1.12

June 1, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: Senate We are hearing that the Senate is likely to vote on Senator Inhofe’s resolution (S.J.Res. 37) to void the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants during the week of June 18. Senator Inhofe and other opponents want to use an obscure procedure under the Congressional Review Act to throw out […]

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