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How Obama and Renewables May Benefit from the Natural Gas Boom

While early renewable energy policy decisions and the climate strategy President Obama laid out this week may ultimately have the greatest long-term impact…
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Senators’ Positions on Climate Change Reflect Their Donors’ Wishes

President Obama followed up on the promise he made in his State of the Union Address to take action on climate change even…
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Will Obama’s Climate Action Plan Save the World?

Obama's climate plan is far reaching, given today's political climate, but still not aggressive enough to stop the worst impacts of global warming.
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Environmental Justice in Fresno, Where Faith = Awareness

In Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, a strong environmental justice movement is taking shape, fighting to raise awareness about devastating health issues.
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Can the New Social Cost of Carbon Estimate Help Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Another item the Obama Administration doesn’t seem to be comfortable talking about: The updated social cost of carbon (SCC). Why? Because the new…
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Understanding Environmental Justice Policies

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of President Clinton's signing of Executive Order 12898 on environmental justice. What are the events that brought…
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What Can Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Do for Apple?

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Tuesday that Former U.S. EPA chief Lisa Jackson has been hired by Apple as VP of environmental…
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Economic Benefits of EPA Regulations Vastly Outweigh the Costs

During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Mitt Romney claimed that the EPA was a tool President Obama was using to crush the American private…
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States & Cities Threaten to Sue EPA Over Power Plant Emissions Rules

A dozen states and cities are banding together to threaten to sue the EPA over failing to meet its mid-April deadline to complete…

EPA Targets Smog with Updated Vehicle Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed last Friday a set of new standards to reduce smog-causing sulfur in gasoline and tighten emissions regulations…
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Breathe Deeper: Ground Level Ozone Declining

Estimates of declines in ground level ozone may be way too low.
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Lisa Jackson Departs EPA

EPA chief Lisa Jackson announced yesterday that she will be leaving her position as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. She said she…
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EPA Threatened with Lawsuit Over Transportation Sector Emissions

The Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU Law School submitted a notice of intent last week to sue the EPA to force the…
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Chain Restaurants Claim Renewable Fuel Standard and Corn Ethanol Cost Billions

The National Council of Chain Restaurants claims the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard and corn ethanol production cost restaurants billions annually.
Will President Obama be able to push more aggressive climate policy in his second mandate?

What Will Obama 2.0 Bring For Climate Policy?

President Obama gave a nod to climate change in his acceptance speech on election night, but reducing the United States' greenhouse gas (GHG)…