The Clean Power Plan: A Victory for Public Health, the Environment, and Democracy

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By Ronald White and Daniel D’Arcy, Center for Effective Government On Aug. 3 President Obama unveiled the final version of the long-awaited Clean Power Plan calling it “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.” The plan will reduce U.S. carbon dioxide...
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EPA Expands the Role of Renewable Energy in the Final Clean Power Plan

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By Jeff Deyette, Union of Concerned Scientists On August 3, the EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan, placing limits on carbon emissions from our nation’s power plants for the first time. Undervalued as carbon-curbing technologies in the proposed draft, the EPA took several steps to strengthen...
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Broken System: The Current State of Pesticides Regulations in 30 Minutes

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By Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice Watch dogging the pesticide industry is laborious, important work.  Patti Goldman, managing attorney of Earthjustice’s Northwest office has been at it for nearly three decades.  In a recent radio show appearance (below), she deftly explains the challenges of...
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Energy Efficiency: Still the Building Block for Cost-Effective Clean Power Plan Compliance

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By Dylan Sullivan, Natural Resources Defense Council Increasing efforts to save energy in homes and businesses will be critical for power plant owners and states that want to comply with the landmark Clean Power Plan in a cost-effective manner. In earlier analysis, NRDC found that ramping up...
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