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November 18, 2015

The CPP Won't Increase Your Electric Bill - Ben Adler, Grist

The Clean Power Plan, Obama’s new rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants, has a lot of haters. GOP presidential candidates have pledged to repeal it, cong...

November 18, 2015

McCarthy: Clean Power Plan Isn't Controversial at State Level -

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November 16, 2015

Our Clean Energy Economy - NextGen Climate America

Climate change is our nation’s greatest challenge—left unaddressed, it will have devastating impacts on our economy, our environment, and our communities and families. The goo...

November 7, 2015

Keystone: Just One Goal in the Game - Bill McKibben, 350.org

n the first two weeks of the Keystone fight, we couldn’t get any press to pay attention to our work to defeat the environmental disaster we knew it would be if it were approv...

November 7, 2015

Did ExxonMobil Lie About Climate Change? - Ronald Bailey, Reason

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued subpoenas on Wednesday to oil giant ExxonMobil demanding that it turn over internal communications regarding what the co...

November 4, 2015

States' Clean Power Suit vs. Public Opinion - Samantha Page, ThinkProgress

The Clean Power Plan, an EPA rule which limits carbon emissions from power plants, is beingchallenged by 26 states across the country — even though more than 60 percent ...

November 2, 2015

The Energy Policy Simulator - Energy Policy Solutions

Designing energy policy correctly is tough work. Well-designed energy policies reduce pollution, cut consumer costs, and minimize dependence on foreign energy supplies. Done wrong,...

October 31, 2015

The Facts About Fugitive Methane - Elizabeth & Richard Muller, CPS

In The Facts About Fugitive Methane, published by the Centre for Policy Studies on Monday 26 October 2015, Richard Muller, Professor of Physics at the University of Calif...

October 29, 2015

Cancel the Paris Climate Summit - Patrick Michaels, RealClearPolicy

At the end of November, representatives from the nations that signed the U.N.'s 1992 climate treaty will meet — for the 21st time — to implement the treaty's stated goa...

October 24, 2015

Capitalism, Climate: Must We Choose? - Jonathan Chait, New York

One of the hardiest and most irresistible political fallacies holds that, if your side’s agenda is failing, it has failed only because weak-kneed leaders have presented to th...

October 13, 2015

Profit Motive Can't End Climate Change (Yet) - Mark Buchanan, Bloomberg

Can financial markets save the planet, enlisting investors' self-interest to address climate change and other environmental problems? The idea is gaining traction, but the pra...

October 13, 2015

Our 10 Most Polluted Cities - Sam Stebbins, MarketWatch

More than 138 million people — nearly 44% of the U.S. population — live in areas where air pollution reaches dangerously high levels during parts of the year. While exp...

October 13, 2015

This Conservative Wants a Carbon Tax - Little & Mankiw, Grist

N. Gregory Mankiw is, if not a household name, a dorm-room one. His Principles of Economics textbook is the standard for most college intro-to-econ courses, with more tha...

October 9, 2015

Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Big Lies - Bill McKibben, 350.org

Over the last few years, a growing number of people have been taking a hard look at what is happening to our planet – historic droughts, rising sea levels, massive floods &nd...

October 9, 2015

Setting the Record Straight on Climate - Ken Cohen, ExxonMobile

An attack piece about ExxonMobil by Andrew Behar of As You Sow was recently published by The Hilland I feel compelled to respond as Behar is way off base on several funda...

October 9, 2015

Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act - Angela Logomasini, RCPolicy

As early as this week, the Senate is slated to take up a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. Supposedly, the proposal has enough bipartisan support to sustain a filibu...

October 8, 2015

President Obama's Climate Change Power Grab - Rachel Bovard, RCPolicy

It's almost winter in Paris, and soon the City of Lights will be blanketed beneath a heavy layer of foreign bureaucrats and climate-change negotiators. On November 30, hundreds of ...

September 30, 2015

How Will DOJ Respond to VW Scandal? - Seibler & Malcolm, Daily Signal

The Environmental Protection Agency recently sent a Notice of Violation to Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., alleging that “VW manufactured and installed [software] in certain...

September 30, 2015

Visualizing the Shrinking Sea Ice - Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean grows and shrinks with the seasons. From September to March, it expands in the darkness, locking water into island-sized solids. During the summer m...

September 25, 2015

VW Scandal Is Bad News for Diesel - Tom Kool, Time

The outlook for diesel looks grim after U.S. regulators found that the world’s second biggest car manufacturer cheated on its emission tests....

September 25, 2015

The Study That Brought Down Volkswagen - Eric Jaffe, CityLab

Volkswagen’s dirty little secret got out last week: the auto giant rigged its diesel cars with a defeat device that reduced pollution during official emissions...

September 23, 2015

A Simple Way to Keep VW From Cheating - Jeff Spross, The Week

Make no mistake about it: what Volkswagen did belongs in a movie. Think The Constant Gardener, except with cars....

September 23, 2015

Chilling Testimony on the Clean Power Plan - Thomas K. Lindsay, RCPolicy

The U.S. House of Representatives held hearings earlier this month to learn from states their assessments of the likely effectiveness, cost, and legality of the Environmental Prote...

September 23, 2015

Save the Sage Grouse - Bobby McEnaney, NRDC

Recently much has been made of the greater sage-grouse, an imperiled bird found on the rangelands of the Western United States known for its charismatic mating dance...

September 22, 2015

The End of Doom - Ronald Bailey, Reason

"The human predicament is driven by overpopulation, overconsumption of natural resources, and the use of unnecessarily environmentally damaging technologies and socio-economic-poli...

September 21, 2015

End the Crude Oil Export Ban - Vance Ginn, RealClearPolicy

The historic expansion of oil production in the U.S. has been a bright spot during an otherwise dismal recovery. But under an antiquated provision of federal law, it's usually ille...

September 12, 2015

A Mojave Solar Project in the Bighorns Way - Lovejoy & Wilson, NYT

TWO important environmental imperatives, ecosystem protection and renewable energy development, are squared off against each other in the Soda Mountains of California’s Mojav...

September 4, 2015

Sue-and-Settle Shenanigans - Robert L. Bradley Jr., IER

In a scathing report, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) has blown the whistle on the oft-used, controversial “sue-and-settle” tactic used to ...

August 28, 2015

Gold King Mine: Public Documents - Environmental Protection Agency

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new data trend graphs and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response....

August 27, 2015

Fixing the Grid, Improving Energy Policy - Ike Brannon, Weekly Standard

The recent excitement about homes and businesses someday soon operating off the grid—courtesy of rapidly improving solar panels and the potential of Elon Musk’s batteri...

August 26, 2015

EPA's Methane Rule Is Affordable - Myriam Alexander-Kearns, CAP

On August 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, proposed “new source performance standards” to directly regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas...

August 26, 2015

Clean Power Plan: Acid Rain Part 2? - Ross McKitrick, RealClearPolicy

In a recent speech in Washington, D.C., EPA administrator Gina McCarthy dismissed potential criticism of the costs of the new Clean Power Plan by pointing to America's success in r...

August 24, 2015

Eliminate the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - Nicolas Loris, Heritage

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) holds 692.3 million barrels of government-controlled crude oil. Congress established the emergency reserve as part of an agreement with the In...

August 24, 2015

Can Cars Use Half as Much Gas? - Kate Galbraith, Grist

One sunny Saturday in Stockton, Mary Serrano climbed into the driver’s seat of a bright-red, all-electric Chevrolet Spark. A retiree who normally drives a 20-year-old Toyota ...

August 24, 2015

Clean Power, Vulnerable Communities - Juan Declet-Barreto, NRDC

The EPA just released final rules to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. These rules, known collectively as the Clean Power Plan, are a huge step in r...

August 22, 2015

Oil and Gas in the Crosshairs - John Eick, ALEC

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule seeking to slash methane emissions from new sources in the oil and natural gas industry by 40 ...

August 19, 2015

Obama Cracks Down on Natural Gas - Jason Plautz, National Journal

After years of full-throated support for the country's natural-gas boom, President Obama's climate plan is starting to take precedence....

August 17, 2015

Let There Be (Less) Light - Eric Betz, Los Angeles Times

The 215,000 streetlights in Los Angeles are meant to thwart more than fumbled keys and stubbed toes -- they're a luminous security blanket, or so the Los Angeles Bureau of Street L...

August 15, 2015

The Obama Administration's Quiet War on Oil - Elana Schor, Politico

President Barack Obama’s enemies have long accused him of waging a "war on coal." But a very different war on oil and gas is coming next.The newest phase of Obama’s env...

August 8, 2015

The Clean Power Plan's Disparate Effect - Preston Cooper, e21

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is either a bold step towards preserving the environment or an economy-crushing sledgehammer of a regulation, depending on whom you ask. Bu...

August 7, 2015

Clean Power Plan: Economic Predictions - Sam Batkins, AAF

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for existing power plants. According to American Action Forum (AAF) research,...

August 6, 2015

How the Clean Power Plan Changed - Philip A. Wallach, Brookings

The EPA's final Clean Power Plan is radically different from the version proposed a year ago, with big consequences for which states will face the most costly paths toward complian...

August 6, 2015

Obama Didn't Kill Coal, the Market Did - Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg

Critics of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan are describing it in apocalyptic terms. But much of what they believe about the plan -- that i...

August 6, 2015

Clean Power Plan: All Cost, No Benefit - Benjamin Zycher, RCM

On Monday President Obama announced the final "clean power plan" regulation for greenhouse gas emissions from electric generating plants, the centerpiece of the broaderCl...

August 6, 2015

Clean Power Plan: Protecting Health - Kim Knowlton, NRDC

August 3rd, 2015: the remarkable day the US EPA finalized its Clean Power Plan and moved us all toward a healthier, more secure future. The first-ever limits on heat...

August 4, 2015

Your State's Carbon Emissions - Johannes Friedrich et al., WRI

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon release the Clean Power Plan, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. power sector, the country’s sin...

November 17, 2015

EPA Warns States on Smog Rules

August 12, 2015

EPA Monitors CO River Cleanup

August 3, 2015

Obama Administration Unveils Major Climate Change Plan

August 3, 2015

Study: Climate Change Mitigation Could Increase Global Hunger

June 14, 2013

Reports: Obama Climate Plan Rollout May Come in July

June 12, 2013

White House Pilots Climate Strategy With Congressional Dems

June 12, 2013

US Emissions Fall to '90s Levels

June 10, 2013

Report: Record CO2 Emissions; Too High for Climate Goals

June 6, 2013

EPA to Issue Ethanol Use Targets

June 6, 2013

Obama Officials Raise 'Social Cost' of Carbon in Federal Regulations

June 4, 2013

Billionaire Activist Targets Obama Supporters in Anti-Keystone Effort

June 1, 2013

Rand Paul Preaches Sustainability

June 1, 2013

Green Groups to Obama: Designate Lands to Stop Drilling

May 30, 2013

Obama: No Patience for Climate Change Skeptics

May 29, 2013


May 29, 2013

Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Taking a Job at Apple