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  • 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 And they know that opponents are desperate, dirty and outdated. They’re using an outdated playbook that has failed miserably in recent elections.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

  • Blog Post 04 Jun 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Congress Comments on the EPA Power Plant Standards

    Following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released federal limits on carbon pollution for existing power plants, and many of our top allies in Congress how important these standards are to combat climate change and protect public health. Here is a list of some of their statements, Facebook posts and tweets.

    Sen. Mark Udall (CO): "Climate change is threatening Colorado's special way of life. Coloradans have seen firsthand the harmful effects of climate change, including severe ...More

  • Blog Post 30 May 2014  |   Turner Lott

    Congress Should Stand Up For Clean Energy

    Earlier this month, Congress demonstrated its inability to enact commonsense policy that would have had a substantial impact on America’s clean energy industry. The Senate failed to renew the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), which would have bolstered the burgeoning clean energy sector, lessened America’s dependence on dirty energy, and nurtured a cleaner environment.

    PTC promotes further wind energy development by providing the wind industry with billions in tax incentives. This vote came at a ...More

  • Blog Post 27 May 2014  |   Mark Magaña

    Mark Magana: Latino community should rejoice for monument

    Mark Magaña, League of Conservation Voters Board Member and President of GreenLatinos, a National Table of Latino Environmental and Conservation Leaders, wrote an op-ed in the ABQ Journal about the designation of New Mexico's Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument and its significance for Latino history. Read his full piece here.

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    La Designación del Presidente de las Montañas Organo-Picos del Desierto como Monumento Nacional es una Victoria para la Historia ...More

  • Blog Post 22 May 2014  |   By Hannah Blatt

    Time to Wake Up and Act on Climate Change

    Following the release of the National Climate Assessment, it’s more clear than ever that Congress needs to wake-up and tackle the climate crisis. Hundreds of people joined more than 30 members of Congress in DC yesterday to sound this alarm for climate action and push back against the extreme agenda of corporate polluters like the Koch Brothers and their allies in Congress. The event was led by the Senate Climate Action Task Force, the Bicameral ...More

  • Blog Post 21 May 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    President Obama Protects the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

    President Obama is burnishing his conservation legacy by using his authority to designate New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as our newest National Monument. This action came in response to robust support by nearby communities, which have fought for years to protect their lands to boost tourism, the economy and quality of life in southern New Mexico. Indeed, the announcement of America’s newest park is part of the president’s ongoing campaign promoting tourism in America, ...More

  • 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

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