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“Frack Pack” Bills Reintroduced by Congress — Time to Close Loopholes?

“Frack Pack” Bills Reintroduced by Congress — Time to Close Loopholes?

Today, four House Democrats — Matt Cartwright (PA) Yvette Clarke (NY), Diana DeGette (CO), and Jan Schakowsky (IL) — reintroduced a package of five bills that would hold oil and gas companies accountable to meet national water and air protection standards, plugging loopholes and undoing many of the anti-environment policies of the Trump administration. 

Why This Matters: President Donald Trump rolled back 28 air quality and emissions regulations and 8 water pollution regulations — these bills would reverse those rollbacks and close loopholes in current law.

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Climate Smart Credit Ratings Would Cause Many Countries to be Downgraded by 2030

Climate Smart Credit Ratings Would Cause Many Countries to be Downgraded by 2030

A group of economists from Cambridge University using artificial intelligence to simulate the economic effects of climate change on the credit ratings of 108 countries over the coming decades, found that unless we reign in carbon emissions, 63 nations could have their credit downgraded by over a notch by 2030. 

Why This Matters:  This is why global climate action matters to all countries — even rich ones will have a hard time servicing their debts from the rising climate costs

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A Policy Solution to California’s Coastal Housing Crisis?

A Policy Solution to California’s Coastal Housing Crisis?

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Southern California’s famed coastline is home to some of the nation’s most desirable real estate, yet rising seas are quickly putting these homes in jeopardy. And over the next decades, $100 billion worth of American homes could potentially suffer massive damage from chronic flooding. California state legislator Ben Allen […]

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Selling The Great American Build

Selling The Great American Build

WATCH: @GovWhitmer knows that we do not have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. It's time to #BuildBackBetter with bold investments in infrastructure that create millions of clean energy jobs. 👷🏾‍♀️ https://t.co/khzqZeQ5ZA #GreatAmericanBuild pic.twitter.com/BcQbi4gfjg — LCV – League of Conservation Voters (@LCVoters) March 17, 2021 This week, environmental groups, Climate Power, […]

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One Cute Thing: Kids Welcome Administrator Regan

One Cute Thing: Kids Welcome Administrator Regan

Yesterday, a small group of Moms Clean Air Force staff and volunteers delivered a welcome card to Administrator Michael Regan at the US EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Administrator Regan came outside to receive a card reading, “Congratulations, Administrator Regan! Kids are counting on you to fight for Justice in Every Breath”—signed by some 1,300 members—as well as […]

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Whoa — Growing Weed Indoors Results In High GHG Emissions

Whoa — Growing Weed Indoors Results In High GHG Emissions

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Marijuana is now legal in 15 states and counting, and medical marijuana is now legal in 34 states. It’s big business — 2020 sales broke records, surpassing an estimated $15 billion. But new research from Colorado State University, a state that pulled in over $387 million in marijuana taxes in 2020, […]

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