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EPA Finally Announces Greenhouse Gas Standard

After much delay, today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the first-ever national standards to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal plants. The proposal aims to restrict the amount of GHG emissions…

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Greenhouse Gas Regulation Not As Costly As Global Warming

Recently a contingency of 221 Members of Congress publicly sided with dirty energy interests over public health interests.  These elected officials signed onto a letter penned by Georgia’s own Rep. John Barrow…

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Transportation Bill is Bad Drilling Policy

  This post was co-authored by Simon Mahan and Jennifer Rennicks. Last week’s passage of the U.S. House of Representatives' transportation bill deserves a brief mention on the blog today if for…

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Update: U.S. Announces New Climate Change Initiative

UPDATED 4/27/12:  This week, the international Climate and Clean Air Coalition that we wrote about previously (see below) adopted five initiatives for action, including "Fast action on diesel emissions including from heavy…

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Asheville Dirty Coal Draws Greenpeace Ire

Early this morning Greenpeace activists scaled the 400-foot smokestack at Progress Energy's Asheville coal-fired power plant to call attention to the toxic and dangerous practice of burning coal for power. The 400MW…

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Weird Weather Wonderland, Where is Winter?

Lately I have been looking at my January Daffodils, and wondering how is it that people refuse to wake up to the increasingly unstable and weird weather we are experiencing. I'm about…

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New EPA GHG Tool and Top 11 Coal Plant Polluters

Last week EPA released a very comprehensive tool by which any member of the public can now easily see just how much global warming pollution their neighborhood coal plant is emitting. Many…

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Carolina on the mind as GOP presidential primaries move to the Palmetto State

With Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primaries both in the rear view mirrors, GOP presidential candidates and the media now set their sights on South Carolina, which hosts the next nominating…

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Dear Coastal Citizens: If You Love the Place You Call Home, Please Read On

Jennifer Rennicks contributed to this post. Dear Coastal Citizens: If you love the place we call home, please read on. I sympathize with those who feel that sea level rise sounds like…

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2011 Setting Records in all the Wrong Places

[A recent SACE blogpost on extreme weather and climate change has been modified/updated to serve as a year-end climate action/policy recap for 2011] Setting records is typically an accomplishment we celebrate: running…