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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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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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Welcome to the 112th, Climate Action Hotline 1.10.11

Welcome to the 112th, Climate Action Hotline 1.10.11

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director January 10, 2011 Welcome to the 112th Republicans took the helm in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with promises to roll back, cut back and scale back. Rhetoric from Democrats focused on defense, ranging from highlighting the benefits Americans already experience from recently passed legislation, to fact checking and publically […]

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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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In Cancun, Negotiators Search For Agreement While Their Nations Push In Different Direction

In Cancun, Negotiators Search For Agreement While Their Nations Push In Different Direction

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On November 29 representatives from 190 countries will be in Cancun, Mexico for the 16th Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Late last week, following a two-day Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in Washington, the Obama administration’s chief climate negotiator told reporters not to expect too […]

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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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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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Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC

Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 how an essentially unregulated industry was contending with the government’s new rules. The short course: Executives […]

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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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Attacks on Climate Science Connected to New Era of Hydrocarbon Development

Attacks on Climate Science Connected to New Era of Hydrocarbon Development

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing polite about the House and Senate campaigns that attack directly the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring and man-made carbon emissions are its primary cause. It doesn’t matter that independent scientific panels uniformly concluded that the emails stolen from East Anglia University last year did nothing to weaken the science of climate […]

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