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EPA Head Confident That States Will Follow New Carbon Emissions Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that she believes most states will ultimately comply with her ag...

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

Under President Obama's Climate Action Plan, a Year of Progress at EPA

Gina McCarthy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Gina McCarthy

Climate change supercharges risks to our health, our economy, and our way of life. On behalf of our kids and future generations -- we have a moral obligation to act.

No One Left Behind in Coal Country

William S. Becker | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

What should the Obama administration do to ensure that the transition in coal country is as fair as possible?

Forget Climate Change Deniers - Insurance Companies Are About To Sue Towns & Cities Who Fail To Prepare For Climate Change

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Beverly Macy

Insurance companies are saying they simply won't pay for the stubbornness of city planners who don't factor in the damaging effects of climate change. In fact, they're suing these towns and cities for failure to prepare for climate change.

Climate Change Deniers Are Ignoring the Facts and Doubling Down on Their Extreme Beliefs

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Instead of holding these extreme anti-science positions, it's time for our nation's leaders to wake-up and tackle the challenge of our generation -- the climate crisis.

Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip

Steve Horn | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDuring his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama's "U.S....

Climate Youth Lead #XLDISSENT Civil Resistance to Ensure Our Civil Existence

Tom Weis | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Action by action, we are building what Dr. King called "the beloved community." Future generations will honor these young climate justice leaders who sacrificed their freedom to demand an end to these immoral assaults on our collective future. Call it civil resistance to ensure our civil existence.

U.S. To Launch 'Climate Hubs' To Help Farmers Face Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration will announce on Wednesday the formation of seven ...

Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, climate change is expected to be featured. Seven months have passed since the president announced the Climate Action Plan. Now it's time to implement the plan. Simply put, this year is when the rubber hits the road.

200 More Ideas for the President's Climate Plan

William S. Becker | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

If you thought that the climate action plan President Obama announced last June contained a complete global warming agenda for the next three years,...

Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama's Climate Plan Test

Justin Guay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for n...

The Planet's Budget Crisis

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Like any budget, the carbon budget is finite. At our current pace, we have about 15 years left before we'd have to stop burning fossil fuels altogether to avoid dangerous consequences.

US Can Meet Its Climate Targets by Implementing the President's Climate Action Plan

Jake Schmidt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The U.S. can reduce its climate pollution by implementing the actions in President Obama's Climate Action Plan. That is the finding of an official U.S. government report on progress in meeting its climate target.

Time to Act on Climate Change

Gina McCarthy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Gina McCarthy

Today, the auto industry is thriving, and American consumers save about $8 thousand at the pump over the life of their vehicle. We can't solve climate change overnight -- but we can get closer to a solution.

Recess Wrap Up

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

As I looked back at the news we've shared with you this August on the NRDC Action Fund facebook page, I noticed myself shaking my head. For every bit ...

Obama's Climate Plan: What's Missing?

Robert Fri | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Robert Fri

Predictably, the president's Climate Action Plan has taken a lot of heat -- both for being too modest and too overbearing. But something is lost in framing the debate that way. More important is whether any plan will achieve actual results.

The Nation's Electric Grid: Looking Back at 2003 and How Far We've Come

Patricia Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Patricia Hoffman

We are a nation with a history of looking at what needs to be done, learning from our experiences, and then taking action. We must -- and we will -- continue doing what needs to be done so that our nation is prepared to meet these evolving challenges.

U.S. Coal Exports

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen if the U.S. will phase out coal domestically and merely displace its harmful effects to developing economies, especially China and India, or phase it out altogether.

Climate Deniers in Congress Up to Their Old Tricks

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

As most Americans are packing up their cars and getting ready to go on their summer vacations, climate deniers in Congress are in full swing. Our opponents in the U.S. Senate have been making plans to stop EPA from taking action to reduce carbon pollution.

Climate Action Plan, EPA and Breast Cancer: We Won't Trade Our Health for Reduced Carbon Emissions

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

The president's plan for addressing climate change requires us to kick a toxic can of health harms down the road. In so doing, we betray our obligation to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan and Domestic Coal

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Just last week two coal-fired power plants in Southwestern Pennsylvania -- Mitchell and Hatfield's Ferry -- announced they would shut down by Oct. 9 rather than face expensive work to bring them up to safety standards.

The President's Climate Plan: A Deeper Dive

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

We can no longer allow opponents of action to prevent our country from doing the right thing on climate change. Indeed, it is well past time for serious action at the federal level.