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Pruitt guts Clean Power Plan. NOW can we talk about a price on carbon?

In its zeal to undo the legacy of our 44th president, the Trump administration is now undoing the future of our children and grandchildren by repealing the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to reduce the heat-trapping emissions that make our climate more and more inhospitable. By Mark Reynolds Executive Director, Citizens’ Climate Lobby. How inhospitable? We’ve […]

October 14th

Scott Pruitt’s cynical move to dump the Clean Power Plan

Yesterday, the EPA took a first formal step in repealing the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a regulation designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by approximately 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. This is a terribly irresponsible decision. Recent ferocious storms, intensified by warming oceans and air, remind us of […]

October 12th

Clean Power Plan repeal: White House puts ideology over science and law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal today to repeal the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan—continuing its pattern of putting ideology over science, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The purported rationale for this proposal is that the Clean Power Plan is unlawful, a position that is directly contrary to what the […]

October 12th

Clean Power Plan: Trump and Pruitt plot their next steps for dirtier air

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and President Trump have made no secret about their intent to stop and reverse progress on addressing climate change, so there’s every reason to expect that their revised Clean Power Plan will be fatally flawed and compromised. Here’s how we’ll be evaluating it. By Rachel Cleetus Lead economist and climate policy manager, Union […]

October 11th

Clean Power Plan: Pruitt picks winners & losers. Are you tired of winning yet?

We are intimately familiar with all the politicians who feed at the trough of Koch Brothers’ money, yet are always carrying on about how government shouldn’t pick winners and losers. That is just so much eyewash designed to bamboozle the weak-minded. In reality, they insist government pick winners (them) and losers (everyone else). Pruitt’s trashing […]

October 11th

Pruitt dumps Clean Power Plan. All hail the Dirty Power Plan

Ignoring the future of the planet, the health of the people, and the job growth potential of renewable energy, Environmental Protection Agency-hating EPA chief Scott Pruitt will sign a draft rule Tuesday repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP)  that was designed by the Obama administration to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants. Pruitt, a climate-science […]

October 10th

Clean Power Plan: Pro-life Christians say Trump is taking us in the wrong direction

We are profoundly disappointed in the announcement today by Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that the agency would formally begin the roll-back of the Clean Power Plan, which required utilities to reduce their carbon pollution.  The Clean Power Plan had strong support from pro-life Christians; nearly 230,000 pro-life Christians signed our […]

October 10th

Trump & Pruitt to scrap Clean Power Plan, endangering American lives

As storms and wildfires besiege our nation, Donald Trump and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will announce Tuesday their intention to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the critical climate action plan set in motion during the Obama administration that will save lives and money. As yet another hurricane slammed into our country, the spectacle of […]

October 9th

Docs reveal Trump plans to demolish Clean Power Plan

It’s not the perfect plan, but the Clean Power Plan developed by the Obama administration is the strongest U.S. effort yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel power plants to address climate change. So, of course, the climate science-denying, fossil-fuel marionettes of the Trump regime are eager to get rid of it. By Meteor Blades […]

October 6th

Trump’s devastating budget – 10 of the worst cuts for the planet

Donald Trump released his budget late Monday and, as expected, its massive cuts target life-saving public health and environmental programs and standards. Once again, we’re seeing Trump put polluters ahead of the safety our families. This budget will make our communities sick while lining the pockets of the fossil fuel industry. By Mary Ann Hitt, […]

With Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold, VA Gov steps in to limit power plant emissions

Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, has signed an executive order that directs the state’s environmental regulators to create a cap and trade plan for carbon power plant emissions. “The threat of climate change is real, and we have a shared responsibility to confront it,” McAuliffe said. “Once approved, this regulation will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from […]

May 22nd

Obama’s clean power plan gets shelved by corporatists on the Supreme Court

By Meteor Blades Not good news. Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by [29] states and […]

February 10th