Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Senate Hearing On Economic Issues of Climate Change

Budget Issues: Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposures Through Greater Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather - GAO Testimony before the Senate Budget Committee hearing entitled, The Costs of Inaction: The Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Climate Change

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change

White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change - A new 32-page report from the Council of Economic Advisers that examines the economic consequences of delaying action to stem climate change. The report finds that delaying policy actions by a decade increases total mitigation costs by approximately 40 percent, and failing to take any action would risk substantial economic damage.

Monday, July 28, 2014

EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan

EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. Next week, there will be four, two-day public hearings in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh, to give interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule -- The comment period on the proposal is open until October 16, 2014.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative

What They're Saying Around the Country: Build America Investment Initiative - This past week, President Obama spoke about the importance of long-term investments in our country's infrastructure and launched the Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative  has been hailed by some leading stakeholders; here's a sample of what they're saying:
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

President's Remarks At Climate Preparedness and Resilience Meeting

Remarks by the President at Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Meeting – "We've got Democrats and Republicans and independents from all the across the nation.  And we are here because we know that climate change is an undeniable scientific fact. . ."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

White House Fact Sheet On Support For Impacts of Climate Change

FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change - To support communities in need of a more resilient infrastructure that can withstand impacts like more extreme weather and increased flooding, President Obama is responding to guidance from governors, mayors, county and tribal officials who are proven leaders in helping their communities prepare for climate impacts.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Petra Nova Project: Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project

World's Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction - July 15, 2014. The Department of Energy – in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon – announced that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the U.S., the largest such project in the world -- The Petra Nova Project, located in Thompsons, Texas, southwest of Houston will capture 1.4 million tons of CO2 annually. . .

Monday, July 14, 2014

NOAA : Australia's rainfall decline due to increases in manmade GHG emissions

Climate model shows Australia's rainfall decline due to human-caused climate change - NOAA scientists have developed a new high-resolution climate model that shows southwestern Australia's long-term decline in fall and winter rainfall is caused by increases in manmade greenhouse gas. . .

Friday, July 11, 2014

House Passes Energy/Water Funding -- Administration Would Veto

House Passes H.R. 4923, the FY 2015 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill - On a bipartisan vote of 253-170, the bill totals $34 billion – a $50 million reduction from the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and an increase of $327 million above the President's request.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

EPA Testifies On "Waters of the United States"

<> EPA Clarifies Proposed Water Rule for Committee - The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing to examine the rule proposed by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to define the term the "waters of the United States"

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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<> Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Interior and Environment Bill - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation includes funding for Department of the Interior, EPA, the Forest Service, and various independent and related agencies

<> EPA Air Chief Comments On Process For Climate Plan - "With all the coverage of EPA's Clean Power Plan, I wanted to take a few minutes or a few hundred words to tell you about the process we followed to write our 645-page proposal. The bottom line is that it is the product of many months of hard thinking and data analysis by EPA staff and substantial input from literally thousands of thoughtful stakeholders."

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