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Why Attack the Clean Air Act? -- It Prevents Our Air From Looking Like Beijing's

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Pollution brings Beijing back into the past -- like New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo in the fifties and sixties -- when a "London fog" would make the noontime look like night .

Green News Report: October 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hungarian ...

Why Do Texas Energy Companies Hate California?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Enron is gone, collapsed under the weight of their own greed and corruption. But it is clear that the fossil fuel pushers from Texas don't want to see California go into rehab.

Big Oil's Bond: Senator's Sneak Attack on Clean Air Act

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Grant

With polluters pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into lobbying and political contributions this year, Big Oil and King Coal are hoping to keep Sen. Bond's anti-clean air spirit alive well into the next Congress.

The End of the Big Bang

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The world is not going to come together in a single grand bargain that will commit nations to the full range of needed emissions reductions in any one meeting. The problem will be solved piecemeal.

WATCH: Alec Baldwin And Other Celebs Celebrate The Clean Air Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Repower America has gained the support of many famous faces in this new video for their campaign to defend the Clean Air Act. The video alleges that ...

Green News Report: September 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ding dong...

Happy Birthday Clean(er) Air: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

Promoters of dirty air have been vilifying the Clean Air Act since it was just a notion in a congressional subcommittee, four decades ago. They carry on with the same fear-mongering today, peddling the same old falsehoods.

All's Not Quiet on the U.S. Climate Change Front

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Environmental Protection Agency is on the march, while U.S. senators prepare a flanking attack. Lots of Ameri...

The Clean Air Act by the Numbers

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

For every dollar we've spent, we've received more than $40 of benefits, making the Clean Air Act one of the most cost-effective things the American people have done for themselves in the last half century.

If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix it

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The Clean Air Act ain't broke. In fact, it is one of America's premier success stories. So why are we suddenly hearing clamorous cries that we should "dismantle" this 40-year success story?

The Clean Air Act at 40: Still Vulnerable to Polluters' Falsehoods

John Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Adams

Forty years ago, Congress passed the Clean Air Act of 1970. Nearly every Clean Air Act program that we now take for granted was bitterly opposed by industry. That same pattern holds true today.

New Obama Coal Regulations Would Overturn Weaker Bush-Era Plans

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern...

The Clean Air Act Is in No Shape to Be Celebrated

David Schoenbrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Schoenbrod

On Sept. 14, Lisa Jackson will lead a celebration of the Clean Air Act's 40-year anniversary. It is appropriate to celebrate past successes, but in truth the Clean Air Act cannot handle today's pollution problems.

Why didn't anyone tell me that Sen. Murkowski was a climate champion?

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

Tuesday's Republican primary in Alaska may still be undecided, (currently incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski trails her tea-party challenger Joe Miller ...

If You and I Have to Clean Up Our Garbage, Shouldn't Polluters Who Trash Our Air?

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Recently, the EPA announced that cement companies will have to clean up high levels of mercury, soot, and smog coming from their plants. Like most EPA efforts, this initiative drew industry ire.

Rand Paul Radical Rhetoric Endangers Kentucky's Working Families

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

"You need to keep the EPA out of our affairs," Rand Paul called on the president. Paul may call it "federal overreach," but I call it protecting the health of Kentuckians.

Show Up and Speak Up for Climate Change Legislation

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Congress is heading back home for the August recess this week. Apparently our Senators need to rest after they failed to take up both a clean energy a...

Burning Coal Plus Hot Days = Unhealthy Air Warnings

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Temperatures are soaring across the U.S., and one major cause is burning coal for energy. With this comes new research that poor air quality isn't just a struggle for your lungs, it's just as tough on your heart.

Enough Already With The Oil Spills!

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

This isn't about politics -- it's about people, livelihoods and quality of life here in the U.S. Let's wean ourselves of fossil fuels and put America on a competitive path to the future.

Five Takeaways From the Senate's Spill Bill

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Update: Faced with a lack of support, Majority Leader Harry Reid decided today to push a vote on a legislative response to the Deepwater Horizon disas...

Stop the Senate from Gutting the Clean Air Act!

Lowell Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lowell Feld

Just when you thought the U.S. Senate couldn't do any less for clean energy and the environment than it's (not) done so far, we now face the real possibility of what would amount to a "stop-work order" on the Clean Air Act.

They've Failed -- and We Must Hold Them Accountable

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

It's time to show Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, our senators and President Obama the full extent of our outrage at their failure to take on the greatest crisis of our time.

Hey, CEOs. Want Certainty? Cap Carbon

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

If you want to argue that there is renewed uncertainty over environmental regulation, don't pin it on the president for proposing legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Blame conservatives for blocking it.

Forward or Backward on Global Warming?

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The last decade was the hottest decade on record. The last 12 months were the hottest year on record. We need to start solving global warming, and stop pretending it doesn't exist.