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WASHINGTON (July 7, 2015) – Congressional Republicans have been working to add an array of anti-environment riders to the $30.17 billion fiscal year 2016 Interior and Environment appropriations bill, which already included a 9 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 budget – actions that increase the likelihood of a government shutdown this fall.
CHICAGO (July 7, 2015) – A new public education advertising effort chastises Illinois Senator Mark Kirk for a recent, decisive vote to block climate action. The ads running on television stations throughout Chicagoland and social media highlight Senator Kirk’s vote to block Environmental Protection Agency action to cut dangerous carbon pollution from America’s power plants, which contributes to climate change and leads to childhood asthma attacks.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) placed an ad in The New York Times today to increase the pressure on Dow Chemical to “end this chemical arms race” against nature by shelving its toxic herbicide, Enlist Duo, which imperils the iconic monarch butterfly.
WASHINGTON (July 2, 2015) – The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized standards setting deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful heat-trapping gases that significantly contribute to climate change, because safer, climate-friendlier alternatives now exist.
CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – Leading professional sports venues that serve all major leagues are now promoting more sustainable food options to fans, according to a new report by the Green Sports Alliance (GSA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Champions of Game Day Food” features 20 venues spanning North America that are serving healthier food choices and adopting more sustainable food practices behind the scenes to help advance smarter environmental practices throughout our food system.
BEIJING (June 30, 2015) – China announced today a new long-term commitment to reduce its carbon intensity by 60-65 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. As the world’s largest carbon emitter and renewable energy market, this post-2020 climate commitment is intended to solidify China’s engagement at the Paris climate conference this December.
NEW YORK (June 29, 2015) – Robert Redford, the noted artist and activist, called for urgent action on climate change in an address to climate ministers at the United Nations today. The event, which included delegates from over 193 member countries, was a key gathering in the lead up to the international climate negotiations taking place in Paris, France this December.
WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) – Forty-five Senators – including every Democrat - today asked the nation’s governors to join the federal government in updating energy policies. In a letter, the senators outlined a series of common-sense principles, including: investing in clean energy, empowering consumers, modernizing our aging power infrastructure, cutting pollution and reducing energy waste, and investing in clean energy research and development.
NEW YORK, NY (June 29, 2015)—The Cuomo Administration today made the state’s ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing official, following through on a December promise to prohibit the dangerous industrial activity in New York.
WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) – The Supreme Court today returned the Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury and toxic air rule to the lower court for reconsideration, saying EPA must consider costs in deciding whether to regulate air pollution from power plants.