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Fighting for a Better Future, Climate Action Hotline 11.7.11

Fighting for a Better Future, Climate Action Hotline 11.7.11

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fighting for a Better Future November 7, 2011 “YES WE CAN!” chanted a huge crowd in Lafayette Park in front of the White House as President Obama’s motorcade passed by Sunday evening. This symbolic gesture was a great conclusion to the momentous collaborative action that had just occurred. Only minutes before, approximately 12,000 people had […]

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Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

Climate Action Hotline 9.26.11

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

September 26, 2011 On September 15 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would delay the release of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gases for power plants and oil refineries.  Nineteen environmental leaders issued a letter directly to President Obama urging the administration to set a firm timeline to finalize greenhouse […]

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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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Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Shaking up Coal The earth moved a bit last week when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake marked the opening moments of a meeting hosted by the Sierra Club to discuss coal. Representatives from two dozen national organizations met at a meeting convened at the Sierra Club’s DC office to discuss the organization’s coal strategy and the […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 8.5.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 8.5.11

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES House Interior and Environment Appropriations: The FY2012 Interior and Environment appropriations bill (H.R. 2584) was debated on the House floor last week. The base bill contained dozens of policy riders that would put our nation’s air and water at risk and during the committee mark up, the bill was further loaded down by amendments […]

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Taking the Good with the Bad, 8.1.11

Taking the Good with the Bad, 8.1.11

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director August 1, 2011 Takin’ the Good with the Bad Early last week, despite earlier expressions of concern on the adverse effects of climate change impacts on international peace and security, the House released an authorization bill with an amendment from Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) that would reduce the budget set aside […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.15.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.15.11

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: House: Appropriations Committee: This past Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2012 Environment and Interior appropriations bill.   The base bill contained dozens of policy riders that would put our nation’s air and water at risk; during the mark up, the bill was further loaded down by amendments that will imperil the quality […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.24.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.24.11

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: House: Eight Energy and Commerce Committee members, four Republicans and four Democrats introduced H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, legislation that will delay and weaken EPA’s air toxics standards for boilers. Critics say the agency needs more time to get it right but EPA has already delayed the rule’s release […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.15.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.15.11

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Continuing Resolution: Last Friday night, after weeks of negotiations and a near shutdown of the government, Congressional leaders reached a deal on the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government until Sept 30, 2011. In a significant victory clean air supporters beat back another attempt to block clean air standards when House budget negotiators […]

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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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