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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.16.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.16.11

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

  UPDATES House: As we reported last week, House Majority Leader Cantor (R-VA) released a Pollution Agenda for the fall. His plan won’t help the economy, but will cost tens of thousands of lives. The vast majority of rollbacks discussed in Cantor’s memo would block or gut public health safeguards, leading to more harmful pollution […]

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In the Heat of Summer, Climate Action Hotline 8.8.11

In the Heat of Summer, Climate Action Hotline 8.8.11

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director Aug. 8, 2011 Image courtesy of: NRDC In the Heat of Summer The horrible July heat wave has spilled over into August, bringing weeks, even entire months, of unusually high temperatures to cities across the US. Nearly 200 million people are said to be affected by the heat wave, with 2,712 […]

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Strong Voices and Influential Reports, Climate Action Hotline 6.6.11

Strong Voices and Influential Reports, Climate Action Hotline 6.6.11

June 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 6, 2011 Source: http://ostseis.anl.gov/ Strong Voices and Influential Reports Last Tuesday, President Obama nominated John E. Bryson to head the Commerce Department as the Commerce Secretary. This announcement brought praise from both environmental groups and businesses. Notably, Mr. Bryson helped co-found the Natural Resources Defense Council in 1970 and has […]

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Rising up, Climate Action Hotline 4.18.11

Rising up, Climate Action Hotline 4.18.11

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 18, 2011 Rising Up I think we can all agree that a good Earth Day is one where the pervasive power and presence of the fossil fuel industry begins to crack, and this year we are seeing real signs of fissure in the Goliath. On April 9, after weeks of […]

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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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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.11.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.11.11

March 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. Legislation: House – Yesterday the House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a mark-up of H.R. 910, Representative Upton’s (R-MI) Dirty Air Act. The bill passed by a voice vote. This legislation would permanently block the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon pollution and it already has the support of a few moderate democrats- Reps. […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.3.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.3.11

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. Legislation: House – Representative Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is expected to introduce legislation today that would permanently block the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon pollution. This version of the bill has been modified from the draft version released a month ago and is expected to attract the […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. First Hearing on Bad Air Bill Held on Wednesday: – The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held its first hearing on Chairman Upton’s Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The bill, along with its Senate companion introduced by Sen. Inhofe, would repeal the EPA’s CO2 endangerment finding […]

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The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong, Climate Action Hotline 2.7.11

The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong, Climate Action Hotline 2.7.11

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 7, 2011 The EPA Is Under Siege but Support for Public Health Is Holding Strong Photo: Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) Last week continued attacks to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from setting standards for carbon pollution were launched by members of Congress. Monday Senator Barrasso (R-WY) introduced a bill undermining […]

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Dirty Air Act Vote Tests Senate’s Direction on Climate, Clean Energy

Dirty Air Act Vote Tests Senate’s Direction on Climate, Clean Energy

June 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On June 10, the Senate votes on a “resolution of disapproval” to limit federal action on climate change by blocking the EPA’s ability under the Clean Air Act to limit emissions from big polluters. The resolution, which has 41 co-sponsors, was introduced in January by Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, one of the largest Congressional […]

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