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Floridians Should be Empowered to Help Fight Climate Change

Posted July 31, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment

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Things are definitely picking up steam in Florida and on a wide variety of efforts to urge Governor Rick Scott to come up with a strong plan for reducing carbon pollution. Since the release of the National Climate Assessment, there...continued

Latest polling results in New York show continued growth in opposition to fracking

Posted July 31, 2014 by Kate Sinding in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment

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In New York’s Southern Tier, the very heart of the Marcellus Shale region where natural gas lies locked in dense rock, new poll results show a strong majority of people are worried about the health and environmental impacts of the...continued

A Pinch from Real Life: Carbon pollution, Asthma and How We Can Use Efficiency to #ActOnClimate

Posted July 31, 2014 by Robert Friedman in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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This blog post was written by Meg McPherson, an intern in our DC office working with our Communications team. Do you ever have those moments when you suddenly realize that you aren’t watching a movie, play or TV show about...continued

EPA's Pittsburgh Hearing on the Clean Power Plan: My Comments

Posted July 31, 2014 by Jackson Morris in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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EPA kicked off hearings this week in four cities on its proposed carbon pollution standards for the nation's 1500 power plants.  Hundreds of concerned citizens are turning out at each hearing to raise their voices for action.  I’m one of...continued

EPA's Holds Clean Power Plan Hearings In DC, Atlanta, Denver, and Pittsburgh

Posted July 29, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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EPA kicked off hearings this week in four cities on its proposed carbon pollution standards for the nation's 1500 power plants.  Hundreds of concerned citizens are turning out at each hearing to raise their voices for action.  A team...continued

The cost of inaction: new CEA report

Posted July 29, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) just released an important analysis on the costs of delaying climate action. It follows on the heels of many other reports (e.g. click here and here) sounding the same alarm: climate change is here,...continued

Guest blog: Testimony from Lance Robertson, Executive Director of NBLC

Posted July 29, 2014 by Fernando Cazares in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise

Testimony for EPA hearing on Clean Power Plan Presented by Lance Robertson, Executive Director of National Black and Latino Council, at EPA Hearing in Atlanta July 2014 Good evening and thank you for the opportunity to provide my comments....continued

EPA's Denver hearing on the Clean Power Plan: My comments

Posted July 29, 2014 by Noah Long in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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This morning I attended the sold-out EPA hearing in Denver on the proposed Clean Power Plan. From what I saw, most of the crowd and speakers were overwhelmingly in favor of strong and effective standards to cut carbon pollution.  Here...continued

California and Mexico - Good Neighbors Working Together for Clean Energy

Posted July 29, 2014 by Annie Notthoff in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably

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With today’s signing of a new energy MOU, California and Mexico took another step in the march to a clean energy future.  Mexico is already committed to getting 35% of its energy from renewable sources by 2024 and California is...continued

Selfies and Civilization: two youths blog about interning at NRDC

Posted July 28, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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Guest blog by Maya Ward and Nick Bruce. Maya is an intern with Voces Verdes, she blends her love of Hispanic language and culture with the development of environmental policy. She is pursuing a Masters degree in Economics at Duke University, and...continued

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