Friday, July 31, 2015

Bringing together 400+ experts to give Earth its annual climate checkup

<> Bringing together 400+ experts to give Earth its annual climate checkup - The State of the Climate is a rather huge report -- in the neighborhood of 270 pages -- that updates the status of major climate variables and recaps regional climate conditions around the world every year -- more than 400 authors and editors from 58 countries

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply

<> Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply - The Obama administration has decided to give states more time to comply with proposed regulations that will require dramatic cuts in greenhouse-gas pollution from power plants, people familiar with the plans said Tuesday [7/28/15]

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

House, Senate move toward passage of ANOTHER transportation patch

<> House, Senate move toward passage of ANOTHER transportation patch - The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal -- midnight Friday deadline when authority for the Department of Transportation to process aid payments to states will expire -- the 34th extension since 2009.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

House, Senate on Collision Course in Highway Debate

<> House, Senate on Collision Course in Highway Debate - Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival.

·         By a vote of 62-32, cloture was invoked on the highway/transportation substitute amendment #2266, as amended.

·         Inhofe Responds to House Announcement that it won't take up DRIVE Act

·         Inhofe and Boxer Join Forces to Support DRIVE Act

·         Inhofe, Boxer Welcome the Support of Over 100 Mayors for DRIVE Act

Monday, July 27, 2015

White House Launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge

<> White House Launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge - Today at the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry and senior White House officials will host 13 of the largest companies from across the American economy who are standing with the Obama Administration to launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge: Alcoa, Apple, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, UPS, and Walmart.