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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.19.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.19.13

July 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  UPDATES   Administration: The first poll on President Obama’s entire climate action strategy reveals robust bipartisan support for common-sense climate solutions, according to a poll commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council. To help battle climate change, 65 percent of Americans endorse setting limits on dangerous carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants. The […]

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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, 6.12.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.12.13

June 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: On May 16, Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced H.R. 2023, the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act. This bill directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan to assist health professionals in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change and […]

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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, 5.20.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.13

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House On Tuesday, May 14, House Energy and Power Subcommittee marked up H.R. 271, “Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013.” This bill takes the unprecedented step of authorizing total civil and criminal amnesty from all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations for electric power producers that are under […]

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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, 4.22.13

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.22.13

April 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Administration: Last Monday, April 15, was the legal deadline under the Clean Air Act for finalizing the landmark carbon pollution standards for new power plants that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed one year ago. A record-breaking 3.2 million Americans raised their voices in public comments in support of the proposed standards, which would […]

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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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