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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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EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Explains the Economic and Health Benefits of Climate Action

As the EPA puts the final touches on their Clean Power Plan, some state governors are threating not to comply. But EPA chief Gina McCarthy remains confident that the plan will succeed. In this interview with Salon, she explains that regulating carbon emissions is well within the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, as […]

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Climate Champions: How Leaders of All Ages Can Inspire Each Other to Action

You might say climate change awareness runs in my family. Last March, I secured an official excused absence for my then 12-year-old son, Colter, to swap his classroom for a convention center, convinced my sister to travel to California to serve as his chaperone so I could focus on facilitating sessions and advisory council work, […]

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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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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 Supreme Court Ruling Paves the Way for Climate-Health Connections

A landmark new Supreme Court ruling may pave the way for stronger connections between climate and health. The ruling, which was made earlier this week, allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate smog from coal plants that drift across state lines. According to a New York Times article, the decision suggests a high likelihood […]

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