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Carbon Limits

8 Million Comments in Support of EPA Limits on Climate Change Pollution

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Carbon pollution is the biggest driver of climate change, and 40 percent of all carbon pollution in this country comes from power plants. Yet, astonishingly, there are no national limits on how much carbon pollution these plants can dump into our atmosphere. That's not right, and it's time to fix it.

Big Polluters Cry Wolf Over EPA Plan to Protect Health and Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Now that our nation is finally holding dirty industries accountable for the worst pollution in America -- pollution that increases the risk of asthma attacks, heart disease, lung cancer and causes climate change -- big emitters are using the same Chicken Little playbook.

National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted; Just Look at Latest Calls for Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

When I started working to combat climate change two decades ago, it was a topic largely for environmentalists and scientists. Now business leaders, former Republican officials, public health experts, religious groups, and farmers have joined in.

GOP's EPA Attacks Discredited

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

As soon as the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new proposal Monday calling for a 30 percent reduction in power plant carbon emissions by 2030...

GOP Senate Candidate Has Ties To Company That Supported Cap And Trade

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate may be forced to defend his ties to a utility company that supported a cap-and-trade system, after President Barack Obam...

Red, Blue, and Purple States Agree: Limit Carbon Pollution

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

With critical mid-terms approaching, some GOP strategists are trying to say that Republicans will benefit in midterm elections if they go on record opposing efforts to clean up our air and protect future generations from climate change. They are wrong.

Obama on Climate Change: Time's Up, We Need to Act

OnEarth | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green

By Jason Bittel, OnEarth Speaking at Georgetown University today, President Obama announced his second-term plan to cut the nation's carbon dioxide em...

A Strong Jewish Voice For Effective Carbon Limits

Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi David Saperstein

We are confronted by the fact the Earth is changing before us, and the resources we enjoy today -- clean, breathable air, a stable climate -- will not be here forever unless we act now. The choice is clear, and the time is now.