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Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left, Climate Action Hotline, 6.27.11

Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left, Climate Action Hotline, 6.27.11

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 27, 2011 Look Both Ways Before Crossing: Voices from the Right and Left In a passionate Rolling Stone article, environmental champion Al Gore critiques the Obama Administration’s environmental record and leadership on climate change this week. He blames President Obama for failing to demonstrate the “magnitude of the climate crisis” […]

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Green Economy and Climate Attitudes

Green Economy and Climate Attitudes

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports Green Economy Adaptation: On June 20, 2011 Oxfam released a report, “Adapting For A Green Economy; Companies, Communities and Climate Change.” Based on results from a 2010 survey of corporate signatories to the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Environment Programme Caring for Climate initiative, the report shows the business perspective […]

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Progress at Glacial Speed, Climate Action Hotline, 6.20.11

Progress at Glacial Speed, Climate Action Hotline, 6.20.11

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Peter Bahouth, Executive Director June 20, 2011 Progress at Glacial Speed As the latest round of UN climate talks wrapped up last Friday and new reports further demonstrated the gap between scientific reality and political action, there was a growing sense that, as one USCAN member put it, while ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day, […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.17.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.17.11

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: EPA update: This past week the EPA announced that they will delay issuing a proposal for controlling greenhouse gases from power plants (NSPS) for two months. The proposal is now expected out in late September and the final rule is still expected in May of 2012. Administrator Jackson is expected to deliver a […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.3.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.3.11

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: Yesterday, UCS released a report: Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution. The report demonstrates how higher temperatures could increase ozone pollution above current levels, and analyzes the potential health consequences of these ozone increases in 2020 and 2050, as well as the economic costs of these health impacts in […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.27.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.27.11

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UPDATES Updates: House: The House Energy and Power subcommittee passed the ‘TRAIN Act’ (H.R.1705) by voice vote on Tuesday that would commission a cost study of new pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. The bill, sponsored by Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) would add a layer of red tape to the process […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.11

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UPDATES Updates: Boiler Toxics Delay: On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indefinitely delayed crucial health protections designed to reduce public exposure to airborne toxics such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and acid gases by thousands of tons per year. The delay or “stay” puts off the effectiveness of pollution controls for more than 13,000 boilers […]

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