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The Untold Story Behind the Clean Power Rule

Carl Pope | Posted 08.11.2015 | 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 08.05.2015 | 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 08.05.2015 | 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" an...

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

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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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 ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief Says She's Not Worried About Supreme Court Mercury Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 06.26.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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!

How My Grandmother Impacted a Multimillion Dollar American Plant's Success? Is Connecting Dots Innovation?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Every morning, she would gather us all around and she would heat up the freshly milked pot from the home cows.

'Green News Report' - May 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Paddle in Seattle" -- "kayaktivists" hit the water to stop Shell's...

Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015

Harold Wimmer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Harold Wimmer

Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?

Kate Sheppard

Bloomberg, Sierra Club Direct $60 Million To Closing Half Of U.S. Coal Plants By 2017

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club and Michael Bloomberg are upping the ante in their effort to close down coal-fired power plants, announcing on Wednesday...

Shahien Nasiripour

California Governor Says Mitch McConnell's Pro-Coal Effort 'Borders On The Immoral'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday that it is a "disgrace" that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to thwart the Obama administrati...

Kate Sheppard

McConnell Crusades For States To Ignore EPA Rules, But Kentucky's Not Listening

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is personally appealing to governors across the country to help thwart the Obama administ...

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Bash EPA's Take On Burning Wood For Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A group of 78 scientists is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency memo they say may dramatically undermine President Barack Oba...

GOP Choice for Response to State of the Union Shows Their True Intentions: Support Dirty Polluters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Republican leaders have chosen recently elected Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to deliver the party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Ernst is a veteran who grew up on an Iowa farm. She is also a pistol-packing, anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), anti-Clean Water Act politician.

Jesse Rifkin

Actually, Many Republicans Do Think Climate Change Is Real -- Just Not The Ones In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While many Republicans in Congress deny that man-made climate change is occurring and oppose regulations to address it, a new survey sug...

Will They Govern?

William S. Becker | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

As the new Congress convenes this week, the prevailing question is whether Republicans will prove they can govern now that they rule both houses. For those who keep score, as everyone of voting age should, let's define "govern."

The Grid Reliability Myth

Carl Pope | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Why do we keep reading about unreliability as the problem with a 100-percent clean power future? The media confuses intermittency with unreliability. A full moon is intermittent -- and so are eruptions of Old Faithful. But we would not describe either of them as "unreliable."

8 Million Comments in Support of EPA Limits on Climate Change Pollution

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Carbon pollution is the biggest driver of climate change, and 40 percent of all carbon pollution in this country comes from power plants. Yet, astonishingly, there are no national limits on how much carbon pollution these plants can dump into our atmosphere. That's not right, and it's time to fix it.