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Who Wants to Cash in on Gutting the Clean Air Act?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.

Time to Put People Ahead of Polluters

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Instead of being defended in the halls of Congress, the right to a long and healthy life is under attack.

Dirty Air Extremism in Congress

David Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Hawkins

Thousands of other scientists have concluded that global warming pollution threatens our health and welfare. And Congress responds, "No it doesn't, and we have the votes to prove it!"

Imbalanced: New Gingrich on the Environmental Protection Agency

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Former House Speaker and likely presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich believes business is being unfairly burdened by environmental regulations. But he has it backwards.

10 Need-to-Know Facts About Fred Upton

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Though in the past he's been an environmental advocate part of the time, Chairman Fred Upton's actions indicate that he puts polluter interests ahead of the public interest.

Keeping Our Air Clean Puts Americans to Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We can have economic growth without stinking up our communities. We can generate jobs without making workers breathe in air that causes cancer, asthma, and cardiac disease.

Here Come a Bunch of Bills Aimed at Blocking EPA's Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post offers a rundown of the week in climate and energy news The Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mic...

Missing From the State of the Union: The Clean Air Act

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

Obama's version of clean energy includes elements such as the industry-spun concept of "clean" coal, a gaping loophole for a dirty industry hell-bent on reinventing itself with money rather than scientific innovation.

Choosing Polluters Over Children's Health

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pete Altman

When members of Congress choose to support bills that would prevent the EPA from updating Clean Air Act standards, they are supporting polluters over the health of U.S. children and adults.

Obama Promotes Clean Energy and Clean Air in the State of the Union

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I applaud the president's ambitious goals in striving to boost clean energy generation in the United States -- many states have already achieved impressive gains with their own clean energy targets.

3 Environmental Reforms Obama Should Call for Tonight

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

In his State of the Union address last year, President Obama failed to support strong policies to help the country avoid ecological disaster. Tonight, he cannot afford to make the same mistake.

An Environmental State of the Union: Opportunities for the Administration and the New Congress

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

221 years after George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, we now are the guardians of a richly blessed but imperiled land.

Energy Chairman Upton Turns His Back on Health Protections Americans Value

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Rep. Fred Upton has launched an all-out attack on the government's ability to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution.

With Health Care 'Repealed,' GOP Turns To Climate Change

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now that the House of Representatives has voted to repeal the health care law, Republicans say they're likely to move soon to another target -- a rewr...

Fred Upton: Big Oil Brown-Noser?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Despite advocating for environmental causes in the past, Fred Upton's actions in recent months indicate that his legacy will be that of a person that puts polluter interests ahead of the public.

Everything's Bigger in Texas

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Texans are proud of a lot of things, but the state's air quality isn't one of them. That makes it doubly bizarre that Governor Rick Perry is so determ...

Clean Air Act: Wrong Tool for Controlling Global Warming

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Congress must amend the Clean Air Act now. Otherwise, problems of ecology, sustainability, and economics will be solved with tools meant to control toxic pollutants

You Can Do Better, Senator Brown

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Senator Sherrod Brown is floating the idea of halting the EPA's work on reducing carbon dioxide pollution for at least one year. To say that I am disappointed is an understatement.

In an Energy-Scarce World, Is Energy Efficiency Finally King?

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Historically, the better we get at efficiently using a resource, the more of that resource we use. But perhaps it's time to lay this "rule" to rest,

Who is Standing Against Polluters and For Clean Air?

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pete Altman

Yesterday I noted that several polluter-supported members of Congress are introducing legislation to “throttle” the Environmental Protection Agenc...

We Can All Learn a Lesson From the EPA

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

On December 23, 2010, the Thursday before Christmas, EPA gave utilities and refineries a special Christmas gift. EPA announced it was going forward w...

Congress and the Coming Fact-Free Climate Policy Debate

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

EPA is a serious regulator, but its strategy has always been gradualism and accommodation -- probably to a fault. The idea that the EPA's regulatory decisions are made by environmental zealots is absolutely ludicrous.

Defending EPA Against the Coming Right Wing Attack

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The cynical right wing strategy of "starving the beast" by cutting funding could pose a grave threat to this chronically underfunded agency.

EPA Takes On Texas And Big Polluters In Unprecedented Move

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration announced landmark plans Thursday to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Unites States. A press release from the U...

Getting Rich by Doing Good

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Fifteen years ago, the government decided to clean up a large fraction of the sulfur and nitrogen pollution belching into our skies and acidifying the lakes of the Northeast. Yesterday the EPA released the results.