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  • Blog Post 18 Jun 2014  |   Jeff Gohringer

    14 House Members Likely Do the Bidding of Polluters

    On Thursday, the House Energy and Power Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the EPA’s proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants, a core pillar of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. We can expect to hear the same old tired attacks on the proposal from those desperate to hold onto outdated, dirty, and dangerous sources of energy. Here’s a compilation of comments from the 14 members of the subcommittee who deny or question ...More

  • Blog Post 13 Jun 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Climate Change is a Danger to Our Health

    Climate disruption is already affecting our daily lives by jeopardizing our health and devastating our communities all across the country. Thankfully, President Obama is tackling the problem head on. The core pillar of the President’s strategy is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently-announced Clean Power Plan, which will place commonsense limit on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This is a critical step that will combat climate change, protect public health, and help preserve our ...More

  • Blog Post 12 Jun 2014  |   Jeff Gohringer

    Five Energy Facts That Cory Gardner Isn’t Talking About

    Cory Gardner has been busy touting his so-called all-of-the-above energy strategy. But he’s not telling Colorado voters all of the story. Here are five of the biggest facts on energy that Cory Gardner isn’t talking about on the campaign trail:

    - He isn’t talking about his campaign contributions from polluting allies like the oil billionaire Koch Brothers.

    - He isn’t talking about his votes for subsidies for Big Oil.

    - He isn’t talking about his ...More

  • Blog Post 12 Jun 2014  |   Kathleen Schuler

    Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act: Who Could Vote Against It?

    Minnesota came close to passing the Toxic Free Kids Act (TFKA) in 2014. Close, but not quite. TFKA would have required manufacturer reporting on children's products containing nine toxic chemicals identified by the Minnesota Department of Health as especially harmful to children. The bill would have provided parents with critical information about these toxic chemicals to help them choose safer products for their kids. Who could vote against protecting kids? Well, not many state ...More

  • Blog Post 10 Jun 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Extreme Weather Is Hurting Our Businesses and Pocketbooks

    We’re seeing more news seemingly every week about the climate-fueled extreme weather that’s affecting every region of the country, from stronger storms and increased flooding to longer droughts, more intense wildfires and record-breaking heat waves. These extreme weather events are devastating our communities and costing businesses and taxpayers money. Thankfully, President Obama and many local businesses are taking action to combat climate change.

    In Colorado, the combination of warmer weather and recent rains resulted ...More

  • Blog Post 06 Jun 2014  |   Jennifer Allen

    This Week's EPA Rule Is Literally a Life Saver for Latino Families

    Jennifer Allen, Director of LCV's Latino Outreach Program, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post on the importance of the EPA's carbon pollution safeguards to the Latino community.

    President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently took a bold step forward to act on climate change and protect public health by proposing the first-ever national safeguards limiting carbon pollution from our country's existing power plants. That's not just a victory for the Latino community's stewardship ...More

  • Blog Post 05 Jun 2014  |   Andrew Seifter

    Fact vs. Fiction: EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Limits for Existing Power Plants

    Monday June 2nd marked a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. The plan sets state targets that collectively add up to a 30% reduction in carbon pollution by 2030, and provides a flexible framework that allows states to craft the solutions that work best for them.

    Not surprisingly, corporate polluters and ...More

  • Blog Post 05 Jun 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Battleground States favor EPA Clean Power Plants

    The EPA’s safeguards limiting carbon pollution from the nation's existing power plants is it not only good policy, it’s also good politics. The American people overwhelmingly support these commonsense safeguards and support candidates who are on the right side of the issues. And they know that opponents are desperate, dirty and outdated. They’re using an outdated playbook that has failed miserably in recent elections. We took on the corporate polluters and the Koch Brothers in ...More

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