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California Climate Plan Has Inland Condemning Coastal Elitism

“Families losing their jobs cannot afford solar panels on their homes when they can no longer afford their homes because they have no job.”

June 23, 2015
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EPA Proposes Huge Carbon Emission Cuts For Heavy Trucks

Federal regulators are proposing that manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty trucks reduce carbon emissions by 1 billion metric tons and cut fuel costs by about $170 billion by next decade.

June 19, 2015

U.S. Considers Climate Change Plan That Would Mandate Emission Cuts

Could this be a game-changer in the fight against climate change?

October 15, 2014

Study: Reducing Carbon Emissions Actually Saves Money, Has Health Benefits

Opponents of carbon-reduction policies always argue that they’re too expensive. But a new study published in Nature Climate Change shows that popular proposals to cut carbon dioxide emissions not only help the environment, but can drastically lower health care costs. The savings in some scenarios are more than 10 times the cost of implementing the policies. […]

August 25, 2014

Climate Scientists Have A Beef With Beef

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef industry. Raising cattle in the United States requires 28 times as much land and 11 times as much irrigation water, and pumps at […]

July 22, 2014

Another Report Shows Devastating Effects Of Climate Change — But Elected Republicans Still Don’t Care

A bipartisan group released a report on Tuesday titled “Risky Business,” arguing that U.S. businesses need to treat the threat of climate change as a serious business risk that will cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars. The group asked businesses to “lead the way” in reducing risks from climate change — for the good of the planet, […]

June 24, 2014

Carbon Emissions Rule Relies On A Broad View Of ‘System’

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The coming legal battle over President Barack Obama’s far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970 — “system.” Under the landmark anti-pollution law, the Environmental Protection Agency is empowered to require states to apply “the […]

June 4, 2014
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VIDEO: Chief Coal Industry Lobbyist Won’t Say If Coal Causes Climate Change

by Lee Fang, Republic Report Does burning coal, one of the most carbon-intensive fuel sources on the planet, contribute to climate change? That simple question stumped the industry’s most prominent advocate, Robert “Mike” Duncan, at a Colorado mining conference last week. Asked twice by Republic Report, Duncan first said that a “lot of people believe” that coal […]

April 28, 2014

Report: State Department Underestimated Effects Of Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department’s analysis of the Keystone XL Pipeline greatly underestimates its potential environmental harm, according to a report by Carbon Tracking Initiative. In January, the State Department released its final environmental impact statement on the controversial pipeline. Notably, the statement insisted that construction of the pipeline “remains unlikely to significantly impact the rate of […]

March 6, 2014

Romney Acknowledges Global Warming, Rejects Every Possible Way of Dealing With It

Mitt Romney is indicating he will not back away from his recent statement that “the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that.” This admission of basic scientific fact places him far to the left of today’s Republican Party. But even though he acknowledges its existence, he still rejects cap-and-trade, […]

June 9, 2011