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Federal climate legislation is needed now

This guest column in today's Seattle Times brilliantly summarizes our

need for a strong federal climate policy. I have used bold font to

highlight the main points. Please call Senator Cantwell (202) 224-3441

and Senator Murray (202) 224-2621 and tell them you want a strong

climate and energy bill and that you expect the Senate to multitask.

Delaying a vote on the climate bill because some senators have a

problem with immigration reform is only an excuse for… Continue

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 9:11pm

Please leave a comment for the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases

We can't let Big Oil and Big Coal restrict the EPA.

On April 17, the EPA formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States. This is a huge step forward in the fight to curb global warming. However, the EPA cannot start regulating carbon until they've accepted public comments and can show there's… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 11:03pm

Tell Obama to have the EPA reduce greenhouse gas emissions

This is BIG. The EPA just announced that they will treat carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases as pollutants that threaten public health1. It might seem like a common sense decision, but it's an essential step to getting real action to avert a climate catastrophe.

Congress is at last moving, tentatively, toward passing a climate bill too, but even if that law is approved it could take months to start taking effect2. Luckily, with the new EPA ruling, President Obama is… Continue

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

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