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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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Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? Hotline 5.31.12

Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? Hotline 5.31.12

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Bonn 2012: So We Have an Agenda, Now What? It seems like the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by parties at the end of the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban was not carried over to the 2012 Bonn intercessional meetings held May14-25. The two weeks of agenda fights and deadlock in Bonn regarding how to move forward […]

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Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban, Climate Action Hotline 11.14.11

Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban, Climate Action Hotline 11.14.11

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban November 14, 2011 As we paid tribute to our Armed Forces this week, the climate community celebrated an extraordinary victory for the health, safety and security of this country’s future; a future that America’s men and women in the military fight to protect every day, both at home and […]

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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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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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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.21.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.21.11

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

  UPDATES   The League of Conservation Voters launched radio ads this week in four congressional districts where lawmakers voted for the Upton bill (H.R. 910) stripping EPA of its power to regulate carbon pollution. LCV spokeswoman Kate Geller said the group chose to target Reps. Jason Altmire (D-PA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Denny Rehberg (R-MT) […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.8.11

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Senate: Wednesday, the Senate rejected 4 proposals that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to control carbon pollution. These amendments were offered as part of the Small Business bill (S. 493) and each would have tied the hands of the EPA. * McConnell (R-KY) Amendment #183: Would have allowed unlimited carbon pollution and would […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.1.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.1.11

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Senate: When the Senate returned from recess earlier this week, they resumed negotiations on a Small Business bill (S. 493). A handful of Senators filed unrelated amendments that would have serious consequences for the EPA’s ability to manage carbon pollution from industrial sources as well as land use changes (eg. clearing forests). While there […]

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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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