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 And they know that opponents are desperate, dirty and outdated. They’re using an outdated playbook that has failed miserably in recent elections.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