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Towards An Investment Grade America

Carl Pope | Posted 09.29.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

In Monday's debate, Hilary Clinton pledged to spend $275 billion investing in America's infrastructure. Donald Trump doubled down, promises lots mor...

UPDATED: Get Smart Fast: The Clean Power Plan in 200 Words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

In August 2015, for the first time, the federal government issued regulations on carbon emissions from power plants. The rules included an interim goal and a final goal for each state of allowable CO2 emissions with the overarching goal of cutting carbon pollution by 32 percent by 2030.

New York City's "Three Mile Island"

Colin Smith | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
Colin Smith

Thirty miles north of New York City, nestled along the scenic banks of the Hudson River, lies the Indian Point nuclear power plant. On January 26, 2016, Tritium-contaminated water leaked into the groundwater beneath the facility.

The 'Peaceful' Atom (Take Shelter!)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

On March 11, 2011, following a massive earthquake and a devastating tsunami, the cores of three of the reactors at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down with horrific results. Radioactive cesium, with a half-life of 30 years, contaminated almost 12,000 square miles of the country.

Supreme Court Denies Bid To Block EPA Rule Over Mercury Pollution

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental...

Drought Costs Californians An Extra $2 Billion In Electricity Expenses

Water Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.19.2016 | Science

A new report from the Pacific Institute has tallied how four years of drought has impacted electricity prices and pollution from the electricity secto...

Senate Attacks Obama’s Landmark Climate Rules

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

The Senate voted Tuesday to block key pillars of President Barack Obama’s climate change agenda. In a 52 to 46 vote, the Senate passed a resolution ...

GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte Backs Obama's Climate Change Plan

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) came out in favor of the Obama administration's effort to cut carbon pollution by power plants on Sunday, buc...

'Green News Report' - October 1, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush calls for more oil and more gas in America's future!; Premier of...

Fighting Back Against FirstEnergy's Coal Bailout

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.03.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

How would you like an investment that promises you a guaranteed return on your equity of more than 11 percent no matter how the company actually performs? That's exactly the kind of sweetheart deal that FirstEnergy is trying to lock in on the backs of Ohio customers.

Michigan's Republican Governor Says State Will Comply With Obama's Climate Plan

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced Tuesday that his state will comply with the Obama administration's new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emi...

August May Go Down As the Month We Woke Up to Smell the Carbon

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

Perhaps after this record breaking hot summer we will set a new normal for climate change coverage as well. To date, we have not seen a majority of serious environmental developments covered regularly and with sufficient context and depth on the evening news or on any recurring talk shows. It's time for the news networks to step up their game.

The Untold Story Behind the Clean Power Rule

Carl Pope | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Armies engage in mopping-up operations only after they secure victory, and the CPP did not spring like Venus from the brow of President Obama last week -- there's a long history here. The CPP is the keystone of one of the most dramatic and fundamental economic restructures in history.

The Obama Clean Energy Plan Moves Us Past the False Debate Over Climate Change

David Ropeik | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
David Ropeik

The EPA/Obama plan to reduce CO2 emissions from energy generation has moved the goal posts. The argument now, in the courts, in the policy arenas, and certainly in the financial world, will be more about how we act to moderate the risk, not whether we should.

Opinion The Clean Power Plan: An Industrial Nightmare

Forest Trends | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

The Obama administration is finally trying to deal with climate change in a comprehensive way. Distracted in his first term by the recession and health care the President did not have the capacity to push the Waxman-Markey bill through the Senate.

Don't Like The New Climate Rules? Thank Congress.

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Critics of the Obama administration's new rules for power plant emissions have been quick to describe them as "government overreach" and...

Obama On Climate Rules: 'This Is Our Moment To Get This Right'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Describing climate change as "one of the key challenges of our lifetime," President Barack Obama on Monday formally announced one of the...

Obama To Announce The 'Biggest, Most Important Step' So Far On Climate

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

BREAKING: On Monday, President Obama will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan—the biggest, most important step we've ever taken ...

Leaked Details Of Obama Power Plant Plan Include Later Deadlines For States

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaked details of the Obama administration's forthcoming final rule for power plant emissions indicate that the deadline for states to b...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief Says She's Not Worried About Supreme Court Mercury Ruling | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that she's not worried about last week's Supreme Court ruling a...

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Remain Hopeful After Supreme Court Emissions Ruling | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the Supreme Court's Monday ruling on mercury standards was a setback for the Obama administration's drive to regulate emissions fr...

Kate Sheppard

Supreme Court Rejects Obama's Drive To Cut Mercury Emissions From Power Plants | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against an Environmental Protection Agency regulation limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from ...

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill To Undermine Obama's Climate Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed legislation Wednesday evening allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's plan to regulate emissions from ...

Who Says Cutting Carbon Pollution Is Bad for Business? Not These Businesspeople

Bob Keefe | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Bob Keefe

Basically there are three ways the Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from existing power plants, is good for business and our economy.

Protein: How Much Is Too Much

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Cavuto MS RD

With farmers markets in full-swing and the summer bounty on the horizon this is a great time of year to embrace a more plant-centric plate!