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Obama Can and Must Act Now on Chemical Plant Safety

David Halperin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
David Halperin

High-priced lobbyists for the Koch brothers and other chemical plant owners have for decades prevented effective action on Capitol Hill to make these plants safer from attack or accident. But President Obama has the power to make that happen.

The Climate Post: McCarthy Says Climate Change Is "Opportunity of a Lifetime"

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

In her first public speech, newly minted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy vowed to curb climate-altering polluti...

Our Shared Stake in Clean Air, Livable Climate

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

President Obama's plan to take action on climate change is a critical step in protecting communities and our health. It is also a moral obligation we have to our children and future generations.

Royal Baby Joins Generation Royally Challenged by Climate Change

Shaye Wolf | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Shaye Wolf

More hot weather is in store for the little prince -- and every other kid born into this generation. By the middle of this century, according to Greater London Authority, most summers in London will be as hot as the city's epic heat wave of 2003, which killed an estimated 600 people.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge veers away from unions, United Steel Workers say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 22, 2013 edition.) On a drive through Baton Rouge on Interstate 110, you've probabl...

Federal Court Affirms Science As Guide for How EPA Must Regulate Biomass Energy

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

The decision once again made clear that not all bioenergy has the same carbon footprint -- and some increases climate-disrupting carbon pollution.

Of Bunny Rabbits and Stupid Regulations

Eli Lehrer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

A complex society probably needs some rules that are pretty complicated. Many of the most stupid rules probably aren't that harmful. Many regulations that are harmful aren't silly.

ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 15, 2013 edition.) Government agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rou...

The Climate Post: U.N. Agency Says Global Temperatures Hottest Since Meteorological Measurement Began

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The United Nations agency charged with understanding weather and climate released new findings indicating the world experienced above average temperatures from 2001 to 2010.

Can People of Faith Help Save the Earth From Climate Change?

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Sadly, when God presented humanity with dominion over the earth, many believe we were given control over creation to do as we please -- for the benefit of humankind above all else.

Let's Have the President's Back on Climate Change

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Here's the dirty little secret the polluting industries don't want you to know: We, the American people, are already paying the costs of their carbon pollution. You and I are picking up the tab as they freeload.

We Need Climate Action on All Fronts

Robert Redford | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

Without question, we're facing a climate crisis. And it is taxpayers who are bearing the high costs.

Obama's Climate Plan and What It Means for States

Karen Laughlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Karen Laughlin

A solid library of state-driven experience across the country will provide Congress, states, and stakeholders the opportunity to use our state laboratory to build the most cost-effective, adaptable, and efficient national system.

Obama Shares Plan for Action on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

In a speech at Georgetown University Tuesday, President Barack Obama outlined a long-awaited executive strategy -- comprised mostly of initiatives already underway -- to curb greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

Celebrating 50 Years of Climate Policy Progress

Monika Mitchell | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Monika Mitchell

The origins of the Clean Air Act, dating back to 1963, might not be commonly known, but they were in part the result of efforts by environmental economist Hazel Henderson.

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

The president acknowledged that when it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, it's not an "either/or." It's a "both/and."

Obama's Climate Plan Will Bring Important Benefits for the Latino Community

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

It's our moral obligation to future generations to leave them a healthy planet. This plan will tackle climate change constructively not only in the U.S. but globally. It's time to work together to make this happen.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While the Keystone pipeline was not mentioned in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama did refer to it in his talk, stating that it was not mentioned because the decision about it lies with the State Department. If it is passed, it has to have proven benefits for the U.S., he said.

Obama's Climate Action Plan Will Protect Our Health and Our Communities

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

President Obama has announced a robust plan for tackling climate change and reducing dangerous carbon pollution. This marks an historic turning point.

Clock Ticking For Obama On Climate Change

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national plan to combat climate change will include the first-ever regulations to limit carbon dioxide emi...

Obama Could Unveil Climate Strategy with Clean Air Act Tie Soon

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Potential regulatory tools under the Clean Air Act--beyond the greenhouse gas rules--could accelerate development and deployment of potentially game-changing clean air and energy technologies to reduce emissions in the nation's key industrial sectors.

New York Climate Plan Should Push Obama to Act

Shaye Wolf | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Shaye Wolf

As a scientist, I applaud the mayor for trying to protect New Yorkers from climate chaos. But who's looking out for the rest of America? It's hard to understand why President Obama isn't responding to the climate crisis with the same urgency displayed by the leader of our largest city.

Robert Redford Calls on President Obama to Show the Courage of His Climate Convictions

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency can set standards to curb carbon pollution from its largest source -- coal-fired power plants. Even while Congress remains paralyzed, the president can move forward.

Gina McCarthy's Nomination Deserves Strong Bipartisan Support

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The EPA is the cop on the beat in charge of protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink. All across the country, families are counting on the EPA to guard against dangerous pollution in our air and water and toxic chemicals in our homes, food and everyday products.

Benefits of Clean Air and Water Dwarf Costs 10 to 1

Gernot Wagner | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

These omissions and shortcomings on either side of the equation only stand to bolster the most important claim: benefits outweigh costs more than 10 to 1 for all major EPA regulations adopted in the past decade.