Clean Power Plan

Coal-powered power plant - Craig, CO (Photo: Jimmy Thomas via Flickr CC 2.0)

The Trump administration is trying to trash the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s electricity sector 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels — one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States to combat climate change.1The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a hearing in November on the Clean Power Plan […]

When I received the news of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing this past Saturday, my mind went in a thousand different directions, accompanied by a thousand different questions. There can be no doubt that Justice Scalia’s sudden passing sent a shock wave throughout the nation, and the entire world. For the first time in over thirty years, the Supreme Court […]

The presidential election to succeed President Obama kept rolling last night as New Hampshire held the nation’s first primary for both major parties. The results were profound with both winners commanding victory margins of 20 points or more. But underneath all of the excitement and fervor of the election was potentially more pressing news that the Supreme Court of the […]

Yesterday, China, the world’s largest carbon polluter announced their plans to launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017. In an unprecedented move, China has positioned itself to possess the world’s largest carbon trading market and could also spark a global discussion about a price on carbon. And China was just getting started with this announcement.In a joint statement with President […]
Carbon Bath

The United States (U.S.) currently has no rules for global warming pollution from power plants. This is significant given that power plants account for roughly 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions — the single largest source in the nation. Globally, U.S. power plants accounted for 6 percent of global warming emissions, second only to China. For these reasons, President Obama’s […]

Washington, D.C. – On the public comment deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed power plant rules, Americans Against Fracking, a national coalition to ban fracking, delivered a letter from over 250 environmental, health, labor and consumer protection groups, along with over 200,000 comments criticizing the rules for incentivizing fracked natural gas.You can view the joint letter here. The EPA’s […]