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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.13.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.13.11

May 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: The Obama Administration is poised to complete the reconsideration of the ozone health standards by late July.  On May 13, 13 leading health groups sent a letter to the President urging him to support science-based standards that will protect public health. The respected firm the Analyst Group issued a report authored by Sue […]

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Climate Action Hotline 5.2.11

Climate Action Hotline 5.2.11

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director May 2, 2011 As gas prices continue to rise, President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid are calling for a repeal of unnecessary oil industry tax breaks.  This sparked a Congressional debate as Exxon Mobil reported a first-quarter profit of $10.7 billion, a 69 percent jump from the year before. According […]

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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, 4.4.11

Climate Action Hotline, 4.4.11

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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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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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Dollars and Cents Nonsense, Climate Action Hotline 2.22.11

Dollars and Cents Nonsense, Climate Action Hotline 2.22.11

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 22, 2011 Dollars and Cents Nonsense Saturday in the early morning, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1, a spending bill, that recklessly endangers public health. The bill passed with a vote of 235-189, close to party lines. The continuing resolution (CR), if passed in the Senate and then signed into […]

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Most Want More Not Less, Climate Action Hotline 2.14.11

Most Want More Not Less, Climate Action Hotline 2.14.11

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director February 14th, 2011 Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. Image courtesy of the EPA. Most Want More Not Less On Friday House Republicans unveiled their continuing resolution and as expected it contains a number of significant budget cuts to dozens of federal programs. In addition to deep […]

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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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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.3.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.3.11

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. Senate Attacks on the Clean Air Act: Senator Barrasso (R-WY) Monday Senator Barrasso (R-WY) introduced a bill (S. 228) that would block federal agencies from cleaning up dangerous carbon pollution, undermining landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced a bill […]

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