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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.

Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Will Cater to Europe's Energy Needs

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

U.S. pellet exports nearly doubled last year to 3.2 million short tons and headed mostly to Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. European nations, particularly the UK, are using wood pellets to replace coal for electricity generation and heating.

This Is How America Will Reduce Pollution and Stamp Out Our Carbon Footprint

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The US can become carbon neutral in our lifetimes. In the process, we will put millions of Americans to work, make our companies more competitive, and shield our communities from extreme weather. And we will honor our obligation to leave the world a better place for future generations.

Kate Sheppard

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Save 3,500 Lives Per Year: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Save the planet, save lives? A study released Tuesday says reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to curb glo...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Pushes Back Deadline For Comment On Carbon Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday afternoon that it is extending the public comment period for its proposed rules on...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Argue 4 Months Not Enough Time To Comment On EPA Carbon Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the Senate wants the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the time for the public to comment on draft rules, released...

Court Blocks Pollution Rules For Wyoming Power Plants

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment w...

A Historic Week for Clean Air and Energy

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

People showed up because they believe it's long past time our nation gets serious about the pollution that's disrupting our climate.

5 Things to Remember About Obama's Clean Power Plant Rule

Carl Pope | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

You may encounter intense controversy around the idea of cleaning of America's electricity sector for any one of these three reasons: genuine economic risk, ideology or partisanship. Here are five things to remember as you do.

Business as Usual: The US Chamber's History of Fighting Environmental Protection

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The EPA's new Clean Power Plan is not difficult to defend. Limiting carbon pollution from power plants, the nation's single largest polluter, will und...

Big Polluters Cry Wolf Over EPA Plan to Protect Health and Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Now that our nation is finally holding dirty industries accountable for the worst pollution in America -- pollution that increases the risk of asthma attacks, heart disease, lung cancer and causes climate change -- big emitters are using the same Chicken Little playbook.

Let American Ingenuity Lead the Way on Climate Change -- Again!

Margo T. Oge | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Margo T. Oge

On Monday June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation that would cut carbon pollution from power plants up to 30 percent by 2030. Within hours, House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response.

National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted; Just Look at Latest Calls for Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

When I started working to combat climate change two decades ago, it was a topic largely for environmentalists and scientists. Now business leaders, former Republican officials, public health experts, religious groups, and farmers have joined in.

Kate Sheppard

Joe Manchin Intends To Block Anti-Coal Policy At Export-Import Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid a vigorous congressional fight over funding for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) plans to raise another heat...

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-...

Some Of The Country's Dirtiest Power Plants May Be Exempt From Clean Power Plan

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. The proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to slash carbon emissions from existing electric power...

Power Plant Limits Prompt War Of Stats

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will ...

Will China Follow America's Lead ?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

A senior advisor to the Chinese government has advised the country to impose an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016. Of course, whether Beijing will heed this suggestion remains to be seen.