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Diesel Clean Up Opportunities for Congress

"Diesel exhaust is among the substances that may pose the greatest risk to the U.S. population." That's the latest statement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who recently released their updated National…

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Three strikes and we are all out

Post-Vote Update: On Wednesday, April 6, the Senate rejected all 4 amendments to a Small Business Bill (S. 493) that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to control carbon pollution…

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Join us at the Powershift 2011 conference in DC!

This post was authored by Dan Cannon, Florida Organizer for the Southern Energy Network, a program of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. On April 15th – 18th, I will be surrounded…

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IPL Educates Faithful on Connection Between Food and Climate Change

This guest post was written by Andrée Duggan of Interfaith Power & Light. A new program, Cool Harvest, run by Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) hopes to build on successful faith &…

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One step forward, two steps back

It was a mixed week for energy policy on Capitol Hill as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially proposed new standards to reduce mercury/air toxics levels even as Congress took steps to…

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Making House (and Senate) calls for clean air and clean energy

Yesterday, 1Sky Florida supporters visited Senator Bill Nelson's offices in Miami (Coral Gables) and Orlando to urge his support in protecting the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, blocking…

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Congress is penny wise but pound foolish to slash funding for Clean Air Act and public health protections

With pledges to 'reign in federal spending,' the House of Representatives passed a spending bill (H.R.1) last week to continue funding the government through the 2011 fiscal year. This spending bill, which…

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EPA Takes Input on New Climate Pollution Safeguards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to issue New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for safeguarding our climate from greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution emitted from major sources such as coal plants and…

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Attacks on the EPA endanger public health and our economy

The basis for this post was an oped I authored, which ran today - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - in the Tennessean.  The original is published here alongside US Rep. Marsha Blackburn's…

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1Sky Climate Activists Gather for a Swanky South Beach Pollution Party

This past weekend, over 60 climate activists arrived in costume to the 1Sky Swanky South Beach Pollution Party at the Carlton Hotel to show support for a national climate policy and a…