Updates

By: Ann Carlson, co-Faculty Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA

As attention shifts from last night’s debate to today’s oral argument on the Clean Power Plan, we thought it worth focusing on the machine at the heart of the President’s plan to cut greenhouse gases from the electric power sector: the electricity grid.  You might think that the largest machine in the United States is one More

As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments today about the merits of the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule placing the first-ever federal carbon pollution limits on our nation’s electric power plants, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement. “The clean-energy train has More

By Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.)

Sometimes big problems require big solutions. One of the biggest problems this country has long faced is air pollution, which has had a devastating effect on the health of people and our planet. More than 45 years ago, recognizing the seriousness of the threat, Congress enacted a big solution: the Clean Air Act. It is More

By: James McCarthy and Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists 

Our organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists, has filed a brief in the case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, and we eagerly await a hearing today before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Why has a group of scientists chosen to get involved in a lawsuit? Because science confirms that the stakes are More

By: Clark Mindock

In Pinecrest, Florida, it doesn’t even have to rain these days for the streets to flood. Rising sea levels caused by global climate change means that water from storm drains or the nearby ocean regularly covers the city. The wet stuff puts a strain on Pinecrest’s septic tanks, putting the city at continual risk of public health crises and infrastructure More