It was a big week for climate champion Rep. Henry Waxman, who released a report on Monday finding a “climate disconnect” between soaring temperatures and congressional voting records. With over 30k record high temps in US in 2012 climate change deniers continue to reject the science and cast anti-climate votes. [Energy Commerce]
Waxman also partnered up with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in challenging the State Department’s climate impact analysis of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, making
Rep. Waxman released a climate change report Monday finding a “climate disconnect” between soaring temperatures and congressional voting records. With over 30k record high temps in US in 2012, climate change deniers continue to reject the science and cast anti-climate votes.
Experts have made clear that climate change is having unprecedented effects on our weather patterns, including more powerful storms, record heat waves and droughts, and increased flooding. However, despite the reams of scientific research, there
Last week was one for the books, as President Obama gave his historic climate speech and the people of Massachusetts elected environmental champion Ed Markey to the U.S. Senate. Celebrated actor and environmentalist Robert Redford offers his thoughts on the President’s climate plan, and calls for climate action on all fronts. [Huffington Post]
Apple said it plans to build a solar farm with NV Energy Inc. to power its new data center, as
The New Yorker said yesterday that a major stumbling block for Congressional action on climate change is the climate change-denying Koch brothers and their Big-Oil backed group, Americans for Prosperity. They’ve been working under the radar for years, getting members of Congress to pledge that they would oppose legislation to address climate change. This just provides us with one more reason why we can’t give the Koch brothers more platforms to hype their anti-science, anti-climate
President Obama laid out a plan to address climate change on Wednesday, which includes directing the EPA to cut carbon pollution from new and existing power plants -- the nation’s largest source of climate change-inducing pollution -- for the first time ever. [Technology Review]
If you didn’t catch the historic climate speech, you can watch it here.
Later that evening, Rachel Maddow interviewed Bill Burton, Senior Advisor to the League of Conservation Voters, about President Obama’s
LCV knew that Tim Kaine would be an environmental ally in Congress, which is why we worked so hard to help elect him to the Senate. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, Senator Kaine showed true leadership by discussing how damaging the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would be and encouraging the President to reject it. He called tar sands a “backslide” in a country with “too many cleaner alternatives:”
Welcome to LCV’s Lobby Day 2013! Members of LCV and state LCVs from across the country held nearly 100 meetings with the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Interior, and members of Congress and their staff to push foraction on climate change. Check out some of our pictures from the day.
LCV’s Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel provides tips on lobbying before the 2013 Lobby Day begins.
The International Energy Agency released an alarming report – global emissions of carbon dioxide rose a record-breaking 1.4 percent to 31.6 gigatons in 2012. The U.S. saw a 3.8 percent decline in energy-related emissions, but there is much more the Obama administration must do to combat the climate crisis. [Washington Post]
Mayor Bloomberg announced his strategy to mitigate the effects of severe storms this past Tuesday, proposing to revamp building codes to make buildings more resilient