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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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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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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 Breeze for the Economy

Clean Breeze for the Economy

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Economy and Green Investment: In a testament to the power of green technology to stimulate economic growth, “Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy” presents case studies of green investments’ effect on job creation.   According to the February report by the Economic Policy Institute and the BlueGreen […]

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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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Climate Action Hotline, 1.24.11

Climate Action Hotline, 1.24.11

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director January 24, 2011 Climate Action Hotline Last week there was an increased in talk on Capitol Hill about moving a ‘clean’ energy standard, or CES, that would require utilities to generate a portion of power from sources that emit less carbon pollution like solar and wind but, would also include non-renewable […]

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Amid Turbulence A Path For Climate Action

Amid Turbulence A Path For Climate Action

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In the past week, two of the prominent names in American politics and business appeared to reach consistent conclusions about governing, technology, and the warming climate. On Friday, Karl Rove told an audience of natural gas developers in Texas that “climate is gone” as a Congressional issue. And this week, in a Rolling Stone interview, […]

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Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC, Climate Action Hotline 10.19.10

Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC, Climate Action Hotline 10.19.10

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

October 19, 2010 Deep Drill Moratorium Lifted, Clean Energy Progresses, No Change at Top of IPCC A week after the Obama administration lifted the temporary ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of oil executives yesterday appeared at a forum in Houston at the South Texas College of Law to explain […]

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Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes, Climate Action Hotline 9.14.10

Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes, Climate Action Hotline 9.14.10

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

September 14, 2010 Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes Congress resumes after a long August recess and the concerted influence of the climate community will focus this month on protecting EPA’s authority to act on global warming and pushing the agency to be more aggressive. First order of business: blocking rogue proposals this week […]

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Gulf Oil Disaster Prompts Calls For Comprehensive Solution:  President Obama and advocates press for new national climate and energy bill

Gulf Oil Disaster Prompts Calls For Comprehensive Solution: President Obama and advocates press for new national climate and energy bill

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network On June 2, a day before BP announced it had sheared through a leaking pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, one of the very few steps forward in the company’s 44-day campaign to staunch the worst oil disaster in American history, President Barack Obama pressed […]

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