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Clean Power Plan Executive Order

Executive Order Guts Clean Power Plan : Trump’s Imaginary War on Coal has just Begun

This morning, under the cover of “energy independence,” U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for a rewrite of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The Plan is the cornerstone of U.S. commitment to curbing emissions under the Paris climate agreement, so the rewrite represents a significant rollback of U.S. global warming mitigation as a whole. Unlike the rhetoric surrounding health care,…

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The Clean Power Plan will protect human health

The Clean Power Plan Protects Human Health

The Clean Power Plan is not only about reducing the impacts of one of the worst threats ever faced by humanity, it is also about addressing one of the foremost health issues of our times. The Clean Power Plan will protect human health by significantly reducing climate change causing greenhouse gases and air pollution. Climate change and human health There…

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President Obama has an opportunity in his second term to offer real leadership for a new energy economy

Time for President Obama to Lead on Energy

President Obama can use his executive powers to circumvent the political deadlock in Congress and embolden the nation’s commitment to battling climate change. Instead of an “all the above” approach that ramps up fossil fuel production, we need responsible, science based energy policy. There is no future to a national energy strategy that features the unholy trinity of hydraulic fracturing…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gases; Exxon’s Engineering Problem; More Renewable Energy in the Grid, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A big win for the EPA and Environmentalism happened in a US federal court last week. The court upheld the US government’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases through the EPA and even went so far as to uphold the idea that greenhouse gases…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Inhofe’s Embrace of Breathing Mercury; Mitt Romney the Environmentalist; the Myth of Clean Natural Gas, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: In April the EPA put a ruling into effect that limits mercury emissions so stringently that many old coal fired power plants will be de-commissioned in the next 4 years. Now Republican Senator James Inhofe, a longtime supporter of air pollution, is trying…

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EarthTalk: The Deep Carbon Footprint of Water Managament

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read somewhere that our various systems for collecting, distributing and treating water are very energy intensive and, as such, contribute significantly to global warming. How does that happen and what can we do to correct such problems?            — Marina…

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10 Lessons from 11 Business Sustainability Journeys

There are many valuable lessons to be learned by reviewing the ways companies relate to sustainability. An increasing number of companies around the world are engaging major sustainability initiatives ahead of government regulation and in the absence of strong public demand. Corporate sustainability is now part of strategic business decisions that are determining everything from manufacturing processes to marketing communications….

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