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How The EPA Clean Power Rule Could Help Communities Of Color

Manuel Pastor | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Manuel Pastor

While the Black Chamber's opposition may be sincere, it also provides big business advocates with a bit of diversity cover -- striking since people of color actually stand the most to gain from the short-term public health benefits of the rule.

Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Industrial polluters are using the same scare tactic they trot out every time the government proposes stricter emission controls: exaggerate the cost, overstate job losses, and completely ignore the benefits.

Ad Links Iraq To Domestic Gas Prices, Advocates For Preserving Renewable Fuel Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The liberal group Americans United For Change released a new television ad Thursday tying the fight over domestic renewable fuel standar...

Proof That Weird Sh*t Happens At The EPA

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

There must be something in the water. And, unfortunately, the government agency tasked with keeping it clean appears to be one of the worst affected. ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Rallies Support For The 'Generational Project' Of Dealing With Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the one-year anniversary of launching his climate action plan, President Barack Obama derided congressional opponents of cutting gree...

How to Win a Tap Water Taste Contest

Daniel Moss | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Daniel Moss

With improved source protection, consumer confidence in tap water is likely to rise -- and could spell trouble for the bottled water boom.

Sabrina Siddiqui

The Senate Is Fighting Over The Keystone XL Pipeline. Again.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is engaged in a fruitless battle over a pair of ill-fated energy bills. Again. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...

Boehner Says His Plan To Sue Obama Is 'Not About Impeachment'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) confirmed Wednesday that he intends to sue the Obama administration over its use of executive actions, which have ...

Environmental Groups Say Obama Administration Watered Down EPA Pollution Rule

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocacy groups have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit accusing the White House of withholding documents the grou...

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Utility Is Phasing Out Some Coal Units, And It Won't Cost That Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

The Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska announced on Thursday that it will retire three coal units in the next two years at its North Omaha plant ...

Kate Sheppard

Republican Former EPA Chiefs Try To Convince Senate GOP That Climate Change Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Four Republican former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency had a message for the Senate on Wednesday on climate chan...

Majority Of Americans Back Obama's Push To Reduce Carbon Emissions: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Two-thirds of Americans back President Barack Obama's push to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. An NBC poll released Wednesday shows tha...

Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If we want to save our communities from impending natural disasters, save our citizens from poisonous pollutants, and save our economy from energy options that are less than sustainable and renewable, then the choice going forward is clear: Keep it clean.

Global Climate Change Is Worsening Instability And Making It Harder To Keep The Peace

Lach Litwer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Lach Litwer

What is clear is that global climate change is worsening instability and expanding the frequency of events and number of locales in which we count on our military keep the peace.

Can Fuel Economy Targets Survive All the Loopholes?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The loopholes let the companies undercut the rules' strong targets and turn out cars and light trucks that increase pollution. It's akin to a doctor telling you: "Go ahead and smoke, as long as you go on a diet."

Obama 'Absolutely' Wants To Go Off On Climate Change Deniers In Congress

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is standing firm behind climate researchers warning against the continued burning of fossil fuels, saying, "science is science....

Friday Talking Points -- An Alternate Reality to Consider

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The talking points flying around this week have all been on a single subject -- the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier captured in the war in Afghanistan.

Where Climate Change and Geopolitics Collide

Billy Mason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

In a rare moment of enlightenment, Republican John Boehner recently stated "I'm not qualified to debate the science over climate change." In the past,...

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Propose Tougher Chemical Safety After Disaster In West, Texas

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal working group released a report Friday that details how the government can improve chemical plant safety and security, more th...

Kate Sheppard

Podesta Says White House Is Ready To Spar Over Power Plant Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House senior counselor John Podesta challenged the assumption that new rules on carbon emissions from power plants, which the admi...

Taking Climate Change Seriously

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Global warming could cause massive social and societal disruption that easily can create more crime and burden criminal justice systems. There is a direct correlation between rising temperatures and rising violence. Our children's children will want to know why we were so selfish and short-sighted; why did we not listen to the biblical ethic of stewardship? This is certainly a matter of science, but until it also becomes an issue of faith, we will not have the social movement that we need to change our whole way of fueling our lives. Reducing and ultimately eliminating dirty energy, investing our future in clean energy, and becoming seriously committed to saving energy are such big and fundamental tasks that they will require the imperatives of faith and the leadership of the faith community.

Kate Sheppard

American Lung Association Touts New Carbon Rules In TV Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

The American Lung Association released a new television ad on Wednesday defending limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that the Enviro...

Kate Sheppard

Meet One Republican Who's Happy About Obama's New Climate Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Last November, President Barack Obama formed a task force of state and local elected officials to advise his administration how local ...

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

Obama's New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll, Please...

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that Obama's announcement is a step, albeit a huge one, that leads to the biggest step of them all -- a new international agreement on climate change? It's kind of a fife and drum question. It could be a pipe dream or it could be drumroll.