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Fracking Moratorium in New York Gets Extended

The New York State Assembly last week approved a two-year moratorium on fracking, extending a de facto ban that has been in place since 2008. The moratorium, if approved by the State Senate and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will extend to 2015.

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Watchdog Group Calls Chevron’s $2.5m Super PAC Donation Illegal

A collection of government watchdog and environmental organizations has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Chevron and the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC to which Chevron donated $2.5 million during the 2012 campaign.

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FedEx Exceeds Vehicle Fleet Fuel Efficiency Goal with Holistic Strategy

FedEx Express has already exceeded its 2020 goal for achieving a 20 percent improvement in vehicle fleet fuel efficiency and has set a new goal of 30 percent, cementing the fuel efficiency leadership position it has established through President Obama’s Clean Fleets partnership.

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Californians are Set to Benefit from Cap-and-Trade Proceeds

Since California’s cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases officially entered into force this year, many have focused on its cost to businesses – particularly energy companies and industry. However, California consumers will actually start seeing some rewards – even in disadvantaged communities.

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Entergy: Utilities Should Focus on Climate Change Risk Mitigation

At the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference in DC, Rod West, Executive Vice President at Entergy Corporation urged the 450 attendees to stop focusing on converting people to climate change believers and start focusing on the cost of doing nothing. “I could give a rat’s cheek whether you’re a true believer – as a business people … Continued

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NOAA Starts Crowdsourcing Weather Data

Last week, NOAA announced the launch of their new smart phone app called mPING which invites thousands of people throughout the continental US to send in weather observations so as to compile a more complete picture of the weather. Why, you might ask, in this era of high technology, do we need such a thing?

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Thousands Rallied Against Keystone Pipeline Presidents’ Day Weekend

The Go Forward on Climate rally held in front of the White House brought all ages of Americans together from shore to shore to send a message to President Obama to say no to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The time to act is now, as the phrase goes, “on the right side of history.” Do you agree?

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Bold New Senate Bill Addresses Climate Change

The Climate Protection Act of 2013 proposes a “fee and dividend” structure. The plan would tax carbon-emitting fossil fuels at the sources, but, 60% of the money raised by this levy would be distributed to the American people, to offset the additional charges they would incur at the gas pump or on their utility bills.

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Under Tesla vs NYT Spat, EV Charging Network Takes Root

Reporter John Broder had a bad experience driving a Tesla Model S, but the Tesla vs New York Times argument hides a growing EV charging network, and chargers will soon become far more commonplace and convenient than gas stations.