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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • Blog Post 30 Apr 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Severe Drought in California

    California is currently facing one of the worst droughts in its history, which is leading to a shortage in water for consumers, farmers, and wildlife. This is a serious problem, and with the rainy season coming to a close there’s no sign that the situation will improve anytime soon. Scientists have long projected that California and the rest of the Southwest would face these kinds of harsh droughts more frequently because of man-made climate change, ...More

  • Blog Post 24 Apr 2014  |   Andrew Seifter

    Don’t Fall for the Kochs’ Claims on Oil Subsidies

    NextGen Climate founder Tom Steyer evidently struck a nerve the other day, when he sought to distinguish himself from the Koch Brothers by pointing out that Charles and David Koch’s priorities “line up perfectly with their pocketbooks — and that’s not true for us.”

    The Koch Brothers’ spokesman responded that Steyer’s characterization was “false and disingenuous” because “Koch opposes all mandates and subsidies, even when they exist for businesses in which we operate.” It’s a ...More

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