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18 State Attorneys General Form Historic Coalition to Defend Clean Power Plan

Earlier this week, the Obama Administration fought back against opponents of the Clean Power Plan, filing a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court that called the plan “eminently reasonable.” The following day, attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia announced their support of the plan, telling the court that “the rule properly incorporates […]

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Children Need a Strong Clean Power Plan

As a pediatrician, I take care of kids. I help keep them healthy by diagnosing illness, protecting them from injury and counseling their parents on the challenges of parenting. But while I can vaccinate against meningitis or treat asthma, there are some risks to my patients I cannot control.   Changes in our climate are […]

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EPA Chief Gina McCarthy: Turning 2015 Wins into Lasting Climate Action

Last year, the EPA set an ambitious agenda for fighting climate change. Their biggest milestone was the release of the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants. This rule, along with other measures, will be crucial in helping the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris climate agreement. […]

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From On-Site Solar to Customer Engagement: The Top Trends in Clean Energy

As wind and solar power continues to get more affordable, and the environmental benefits become increasingly apparent, more organizations are voluntarily investing in clean energy projects. In December, the EPA highlighted some of these efforts in their Green Power Leadership Awards.   As this GreenBiz article explains, two of the biggest new trends are on-site […]

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Why Major Corporations Support the EPA Clean Power Plan

More and more companies are seeing the economic value of fighting climate change, and they want to make sure America takes action. That’s why 223 major corporations, including Kellogg’s and Starbucks, recently signed a letter in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule reducing carbon pollution from power plants.   As this USA TODAY […]

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Another Important Reason to Take Action on Climate Change: Our Kids

The poster child for climate change is often a polar bear – but maybe it should be a child. As EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy explains in a recent op-ed in The Huffington Post, children are especially vulnerable to health hazards caused by carbon pollution and warmer temperatures. McCarthy points out that our nation has a […]

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Former EPA Chiefs Weigh in on What’s Needed for Action on Climate

Four former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs came together last week to call for action on climate change, according to a recent article in The National Journal. The most newsworthy aspect of this story is clearly that all of the EPA heads served under Republican presidents. But also important to note is the former chiefs’ commentary […]

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How to Message the EPA’s New Carbon Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon regulations for power plants are arguably the most important action President Obama will make this term. Yet advocates are also keenly aware that the regulations are likely to be “fraught with political peril.” Defending them, thus, becomes all the more critical. According to a recent post by Jeff Cappella […]

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New Poll: Most Americans Willing to Pay to Curb Climate Change

Most Americans say they would be willing to pay more for energy if it meant reducing carbon emissions, according to a new poll by Bloomberg News. The poll, which was conducted just days after the Environmental Protection Agency announced new plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, found that 62 percent of Americans would […]

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New Poll: 70% of Americans Support Regulating Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Polling results released Tuesday show that 70 percent of Americans support regulating carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution from power plants. The joint Washington Post – ABC News poll, which was recently featured in The Washington Post, found that 78 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of Independents, and 63 percent of Republicans say that the […]

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