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  • Blog Post 20 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Our Changing Climate

    There were numerous articles written last week about the current and future impacts of climate change on our everyday lives. These articles made one thing crystal clear: it’s time for our leaders to listen to climate scientists and start tackling this challenge. President Obama is confronting the problem head on with his Climate Action Plan, which will help to combat climate disruption and reduce our carbon footprint.

    NASA and 97 percent of climate scientist agree ...More

  • Blog Post 16 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Climate Change Deniers Are Not Living In Reality

    Across the country we are seeing the impacts of climate-fueled extreme weather right outside our windows. Yet, there are many in Congress who hold extreme anti-science positions—denying that climate change is happening and that human activity is the driving force behind it. These politicians are turning a blind eye to what NASA and 97 percent of climate scientists agree on.

    In fact, last week the National Climate Assessment was released, detailing how each region is and ...More

  • Blog Post 15 May 2014  |   Zach Drennen

    House Bill Would Open The Floodgates For Tar Sands

    The battle over keeping tar sands in the ground doesn’t end with Keystone XL. The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill last week that would undermine the review process for cross-border pipelines and leave the American people more at risk of a tar sands spill in their backyard. And it could be on the House floor in just a matter of weeks.

    This dangerous legislation would gut the review process for approving cross-border ...More

  • Blog Post 14 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Gene Karpinski Debating Energy Issues

    Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, and Karen A. Harbert, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, took part in Politico Pro’s energy debate yesterday. They discussed climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Keystone XL Pipeline, clean energy and how these issues will play in political races across the country. Click here to watch the full debate.

    (Photograph was taken by ...More

  • Blog Post 12 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    New Solar and Energy Efficiency Initiatives

    President Obama announced several executive actions last week that will grow our solar energy industry and reduce our energy waste, which will help to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs. This comes on the heels of the National Climate Assessment, which painted a very sobering picture about the impacts that climate disruption is already having on communities all across our country. The President is using his authority to lead by example, because he ...More

  • Blog Post 08 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Climate Change Is Already Impacting Our Communities

    The National Climate Assessment was released earlier this week and it is a sobering reminder that climate change is happening and it is impacting communities all across our country. This report is a wakeup call for us to stand up and take action to combat the challenge of our generation, dangerous climate disruption. President Obama has already made clear this issue is a top priority by releasing his Climate Action Plan last June. That plan ...More

  • Blog Post 07 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Congress Comments on the National Climate Assessment

    The National Climate Assessment was released earlier this week--check out our previous post here--and many of our top allies in Congress recognized the urgent need to take action on climate change. Here is a list of some of their statements, Facebook posts, and tweets.

    Senator Ed Markey: “Just as our best strategic analysts assess security risks to our country, the National Climate Assessment brings together our best scientists to understand the ...More

  • Blog Post 01 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    April Victories for Public Health and Clean Air

    April has brought two major victories in the courts for public health. This week, the Supreme Court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which will reduce harmful air pollution that blows across state lines. Also, a federal appeals court earlier this month upheld the EPA’s landmark Mercury and Air Toxics Standard for power plants. These court decisions reinforce that the EPA has the authority—and is doing its job—under the Clean Air ...More

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