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

Carl Pope | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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.

Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In West Virginia's largest newspaper this week, journalist Ken Ward Jr., a veteran chronicler of the coalfields, spotlights poll numbers that might surprise the politicians in his state -- most of whom are already bemoaning President Obama's new carbon pollution standards as a "war on coal."

Why the Carbon Rule Is a Bigger Deal than the Media Understands

Carl Pope | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The top-line appearance is not what matters in this case. The rule is far, far more important and consequential than these numbers suggest.

Leader of Attack on Obama Global Warming Plan? Rudy Giuliani's Firm

David Halperin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green
David Halperin

These are Giuliani's men on the ground seeking to block measures that could slow global warming. But what of Giuliani himself?

Kate Sheppard

American Lung Association Touts New Carbon Rules In TV Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

The American Lung Association released a new television ad on Wednesday defending limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that the Enviro...

Obama's New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll, Please...

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that Obama's announcement is a step, albeit a huge one, that leads to the biggest step of them all -- a new international agreement on climate change? It's kind of a fife and drum question. It could be a pipe dream or it could be drumroll.

Kudos to the White House and EPA on the New Climate Regulations

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

The dangers from human-induced climate change are real and the climate science is sound. Deniers will probably shriek in the coming days, yet their scientific credibility is now nearly zero and sinking fast.

Kate Sheppard

Future Of New EPA Power Plant Rules Depends On The States

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled new standards for emissions from power plants, responsibility will fall to the...

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Call For 30 Percent Cut To Power Plant Emissions By 2030

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed standards for power plants will call for a 30 percent cut in emissions by 2030, accordi...

The Elephant in the Graduation Tent: Climate Change and an Uncertain Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It's as if fossil fuel companies are looking young people in the eye and saying: "We don't care if you have a better future. We want to keep polluting the air and destabilizing the climate."

Bring on the Prosperity!

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

On Monday, Obama will announce new rules to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. One might be tempted to think this is just a boring old regulatory matter. But the ramifications are huge, and not just for the climate. This announcement portends a whopping new jobs opportunity for the country

Kate Sheppard

Obama's Carbon Battle: Everyone Is Suiting Up For A Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over carbon reduction requirements for the fleet of existing power plants in the United States is well underway -- and the Oba...

Kate Sheppard

Boehner: 'I'm Not Qualified To Debate The Science Over Climate Change'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is preparing to roll out new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants on Monday, and ...

Can the US Spearhead a Strong Climate Treaty in 2015?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Twenty years of climate talks have been plagued by discord and acrimony as nations squabbled over who should bear the brunt of cuts. But, if Obama can make these new rules a reality, he will have real clout and bargaining power heading into Paris next year.

Battle of the Billionaires Shapes This Year's Midterm Elections

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The Koch brothers, who have built up their vast fortune through oil, gas and coal, will battle to protect their fossil fuel interests. If they succeed, it would mark doom for Barack Obama's second-term green agenda.

The White House Steps Up its Fight Against Climate Change

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Stepping up its efforts to fight climate change, the White House is now trying to court TV Meteorologists to help communicate the link between America's recent string of extreme weather, and the science behind global warming.