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Carbon Standards

Kate Sheppard

Union Miners Rally At EPA To Protest New Emissions Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Mine Workers of America came to Washington on Tuesday with a message for the Obama administration: We will not be forgotten. ...

EPA's New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

For the first time, the United States will set a national limit on how much carbon pollution can be released from existing power plants. This is the single most important thing our nation can do right now to fight climate change.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Monday, calling for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants...

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Call For 30 Percent Cut To Power Plant Emissions By 2030

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed standards for power plants will call for a 30 percent cut in emissions by 2030, accordi...

States Already Moving To Blunt Obama's Carbon Plan

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Says Power Plant Rules Will Be Ready By June 1 Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it is on pace to release its new draft standards for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from exis...

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Climate Action in State of the Union

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The single most important thing we can do to confront climate change is reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Last night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to have the Environmental Protection Agency implement those carbon pollution limits. This is an historic turning point.

Message to the Tea Party: Stop Trying to Drown Our Government

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

After the debacle of the government shutdown, it's no surprise GOP lawmakers are pouncing on the botched rollout of the Affordable Health Care Act. Wh...

The Next Superstorm: Will Congress Protect Us?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Coal industry lobbyists and House Republicans have chosen to spend the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy trying to block climate action and help the polluters who release the largest amount of global warming pollution in our nation.

Carole King Urges People to Join the Chorus for Clean Power

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

People know Carole as one of the most successful and beloved songwriters in pop music history and incredible performer as well. But Carole has matched her passion for music with a fierce commitment to protecting America's wildlands.

A Climate Breakthrough: EPA Releases New Carbon Limits for New Power Plants

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The Obama administration struck a forceful blow against climate change today. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed standards that will limit dangerous carbon pollution from new power plants.

Obama's Climate Action Plan Will Protect Our Health and Our Communities

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

President Obama has announced a robust plan for tackling climate change and reducing dangerous carbon pollution. This marks an historic turning point.

Robert Redford Calls on President Obama to Show the Courage of His Climate Convictions

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency can set standards to curb carbon pollution from its largest source -- coal-fired power plants. Even while Congress remains paralyzed, the president can move forward.

Senate Spurns Bid to Block Carbon Standards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The U.S. Senate cast key votes on the fiscal 2014 budget resolution Friday that sent a clear message on climate change: we won't stand in the way of executive action to cut the carbon pollution from our nation's power plants.

Climate Change: President Obama's FDR Moment

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As we enter 2013, President Barack Obama faces a major challenge on how to address climate disruption. The nation -- and the world -- are looking to him for bold action and to see whether America will finally take the steps needed to address one of the biggest crises our planet has ever faced.