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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.

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.