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Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change, Climate Action Hotline 10.24.11

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 24, 2011 Global Business Leaders Push for More Action on Climate Change In a statement released early last week, a group of the world’s largest investors, representing over $20 trillion in assets worldwide stressed the urgent need for policies that would stimulate private sector investment, create jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of the […]

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The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air, Climate Action Hotline 10.17.11

The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air, Climate Action Hotline 10.17.11

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 17, 2011 The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air Last week the World Resources Institute released a new brief, Climate Science 2009-2010: Major New Discoveries, a periodic review of the state of play climate change science. The brief highlights several key findings including: the decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest on […]

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Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

September 26, 2011 On September 15 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would delay the release of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gases for power plants and oil refineries.  Nineteen environmental leaders issued a letter directly to President Obama urging the administration to set a firm timeline to finalize greenhouse […]

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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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Toss another skeptic on the barbie….,Climate Action Hotline, 7.5.11

Toss another skeptic on the barbie….,Climate Action Hotline, 7.5.11

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director July 5, 2011 Toss another skeptic on the barbie…. If, over the course of July 4th festivities, someone brought up your work, you may have experienced the demoralizing feeling that one can get from talking with the neighbors about the future of the planet. Over the past few years, we have […]

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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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This Week We Celebrate, Mourn and Continue to Forge Ahead, Climate Action Hotline 4.25.11

This Week We Celebrate, Mourn and Continue to Forge Ahead, Climate Action Hotline 4.25.11

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Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 25, 2011 This Week We Celebrate, Mourn and Continue to Forge Ahead. Celebrating its 41st birthday this year, Earth Day continues to inspire and mobilize people worldwide to show their support and take action to promote environmental protection and sustainability. With so many challenges facing climate advocates in the U.S. […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 4.4.11

Climate Action Hotline, 4.4.11

April 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 4, 2011 Climate Action Hotline (Photo courtesy of Pete Souza, whitehouse.gov) In a major speech on energy policy at Georgetown University, President Obama highlighted the energy security benefits of curbing demand for oil.  During the speech he called for a consistent long-term fuel-savings strategy of producing more electric cars, converting […]

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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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All Eyes Are on Japan, Climate Action Hotline 3.14.11

All Eyes Are on Japan, Climate Action Hotline 3.14.11

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Peter Bahouth, Executive Director March 14, 2011 All Eyes Are on Japan Image: Fukushima power plant, Japan If there is one thing we have learned over the last few days it’s that legislation often falls short in trying to anticipate and deal with the forces of nature. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a heartbreaking and horrifying […]

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