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Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C.

Pete Altman

Our biggest challenge is what kind of potential future we leave behind for our children. We can make our air and water cleaner than they are now, develop more sustainable economies and job opportunities, and greater global security. The same actions that create this future will protecting our earth's natural wonders and the environment that we all depend on.

Recent Posts

88 Groups Join Together to Oppose Congressional Interference with EPA Carbon Limits

Posted April 29, 2015 by Pete Altman

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Today, a diverse array of public interest groups including leading conservation, consumer, Latino, health, parents, scientific and environmental organizations sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to reject a proposal from Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), saying it would give polluters...continued

NRDC Ad Hits Senator Rob Portman for His Polluter Protection Proposal

Posted April 7, 2015 by Pete Altman

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A couple of weeks ago, Senator Rob Portman decided to lead the charge in Congress to let power plants keep fouling our air with pollution that contributes to catastrophic climate change and leads to childhood asthma attacks. We owe it...continued

NRDC Raps Portman, Toomey for Big Polluter Agenda Votes; Applauds Ayotte, Collins and Warner

Posted March 24, 2015 by Pete Altman

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NRDC is announcing today a significant digital ad campaign criticizing Senator Rob Portman and Pat Toomey for voting against climate solutions, clean air and renewable energy while thanking Senators Kelly Ayotte, Susan Collins and Mark Warner for voting to defend...continued

Polls Show Public Rejects McConnell's Carbon Pollution Plea

Posted March 12, 2015 by Pete Altman

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Recently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell launched an effort to dismantle the EPA's proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution, by calling on states to refuse to submit plans to the EPA outlining how they would cut pollution....continued

Heard on the Hill: States Can Cut Carbon Pollution and Keep the Lights On

Posted March 10, 2015 by Pete Altman

During a Capitol Hill briefing for U.S. Senators and their staff today, state officials from across the country gave strong endorsements for the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan to cut dangerous carbon pollution from power plants, saying its targets are...continued

State and Power Company Support for EPA's First-Ever Carbon Pollution Limits

Posted January 29, 2015 by Pete Altman

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Millions of Americans submitted comments last year applauding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. It's been nearly two months since the public comment period closed on EPA's...continued

McConnell and Caucus Turn Deaf Ear to Unprecedented Public Clamor for Carbon Pollution Curbs

Posted January 7, 2015 by Pete Altman

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Today's announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it is sticking to its schedule for finalizing carbon pollution limits for power plants is an encouraging show of determination by an agency charged with protecting Americans' health to do its...continued

Polluters Push a Paragon of Misinformation, But Most Americans Want Climate Action

Posted October 24, 2014 by Pete Altman

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A new “poll,” with some state-by-state results, is part of a larger, polluter-coordinated, national disinformation campaign to keep our air dirty, our health in jeopardy and our country paralyzed in the face of real and growing threats from climate change....continued

Taking Aim at Polluters, their Allies, and their Lies

Posted June 17, 2014 by Pete Altman

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Today, NRDC is unveiling a new ad to strike back at a disinformation campaign waged by Big Polluters intent on subverting the country’s first-ever carbon pollution standards in order to protect their profits. The ad will run beginning today...continued

Editorial Support for the Clean Power Plan

Posted June 9, 2014 by Pete Altman

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I wrote last week about the broad support for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan isolating the coal industry. Editorial opinion throughout the nation reflects this isolation of the coal industry as well, with newspapers in blue, red and purple...continued

Coal Lobby Isolated by Broad Support for Carbon Standards

Posted June 5, 2014 by Pete Altman

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Support for the President’s Climate Plan and the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is pouring in from all over the country, from all kinds of voices. Not everyone is...continued

The EPA is in Coal Country

Posted November 4, 2013 by Pete Altman

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The Pollution Industry and its friends are revving up a campaign using a new round of phony “War on Coal” attacks to distract from the EPA’s legal and moral obligation to protect Americans and future generation from the dangerous carbon...continued

Hearing Denial, Loud and Clear

Posted September 18, 2013 by Pete Altman

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Its hard to interpret this morning's Energy and Commerce hearing as anything but a forum for climate deniers to put their anti-science views on full display, by grilling Administration officials about what steps they are taking to protect future generations...continued

2/3 of Americans Support Limits on Power Plant Carbon Pollution

Posted July 18, 2013 by Pete Altman

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The first poll on President Obama’s entire climate action strategy reveals robust bipartisan support for common-sense climate solutions, according to a poll commissioned by NRDC.  You can learn more about the poll and get the specific findings here. Some of...continued

Electric Industry Reaction to President's Climate Plan: Hardly What You'd Expect

Posted June 28, 2013 by Pete Altman

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The nattering nabobs of negativism are at it again. The nation’s business soothsayer, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hardly missed a beat after President Obama announced his much-needed climate action plan this week. The Chamber quickly trotted out shopworn arguments...continued

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