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The State of the Union: Growing Warmer, Hotline 1.30.12

The State of the Union: Growing Warmer, Hotline 1.30.12

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Framed by the State of the Union speech, signs of hope and signs of challenge emerged throughout the week for climate activists, from the closing of six dirty coal plants in Ohio to the release of a new zone map for gardeners.

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Climate Action Hotline 8.15.11

Climate Action Hotline 8.15.11

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director Aug. 15, 2011 It seemed there was no escaping the ‘debt-ceiling’ fiasco and market turmoil this week and as is all too often the case, the environment seemed to bear the brunt of the loses. Clean tech stocks have been falling even faster than the market as a whole, hit by […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 7.25.11

Climate Action Hotline, 7.25.11

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director July 25, 2011 Image courtesy of: Devin Dobbins-McCarthy From the delivery of more than 639,000 comments in support of strong mercury safeguards to the legislative efforts to cut climate funding and block life saving clean air standards, it was a week of contradictions as intense as the record high temperatures brought […]

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Here We Go Again, Climate Action Hotline, 7.11.11

Here We Go Again, Climate Action Hotline, 7.11.11

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director July 11, 2011 Here We Go Again They are at it again! The House of Representatives is working on the fiscal 2012 budget for the government.  Environmentalists want a responsibly funded government, but the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, released last week, includes several dirty air riders that would prevent the […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.8.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.8.11

July 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: Environmental Protection Agency: Final Air Transport Rule: Yesterday, EPA announced the finalized Cross-State Air Pollution Rule , which protects over 240 million Americans from deadly power plant air pollution by reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) that cross state lines and worsen air quality in downwind states.  The rule […]

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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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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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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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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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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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