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WASHINGTON (November 20, 2014) — A new report from leading climate advocates today shows how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can cut climate warming methane pollution in half, while dramatically reducing harmful, wasteful air pollution from the oil and gas industry at the same time, by issuing federal standards for methane pollution based on available, low-cost technologies and practices.
WASHINGTON (November 19, 2014)—House Republicans continued their attack on science-based protections for public health and the environment today, passing on a largely party-line vote a bill that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from using certain peer-reviewed health research when developing standards to protect public health.
WASHINGTON (November 19, 2014) – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today aiming to put Congress on record for taking decisive action against the growing threat climate change poses to our children and future generations.
WASHINGTON (November 19, 2014) – The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to curb carbon pollution from power plants overestimates the electric power industry’s compliance costs by as much as $9 billion, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council report. Using current data, the report shows, the power sector and its customers could actually save nearly $2 billion in 2020 while meeting the EPA’s carbon reduction targets.
WASHINGTON (November 18, 2014) – Despite strong lobbying by oil-industry allies, the U.S. Senate tonight defeated an effort to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
WASHINGTON (November 18, 2014) —The U.S. Forest Service today released a management plan that protects the vast majority of Virginia’s George Washington National Forest from oil and gas development.
WASHINGTON (November 17, 2014)—A proposed new clean water rule will help ensure Americans have safe drinking water by closing a critical gap in the country’s pollution laws, the Natural Resources Defense Council said.
SAN FRANCISCO (November 17, 2014) — As dreams of a wet, El Niño winter fade and California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought.
WASHINGTON (November 14, 2014) – The Obama Administration will soon formally pledge $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, which will help create clean energy jobs and help head off the worst impacts of climate change in America and around the world.
WASHINGTON (November 14, 2014) – The House vote today forcing approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline came with a silver lining: There are more than enough lawmakers to sustain a well-deserved presidential veto of the ill-considered legislation.