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Posted byon June 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
Overwhelmingly, scientific evidence is telling us that: the global climate has been changing over the past several decades in a manner that is highly unusual compared to nature climatic variability; human emissions of greenhouse gases are the dominant cause of these unusual changes; these changes are already having significant adverse impacts on human well being and on ecosystems; and that this harm will continue to grow unless and unless the offending emissions are greatly reduced.
Posted byon June 20, 2014 at 11:18 AM EDT
President Obama issues a memorandum directing U.S. government agencies to take additional steps to protect and restore domestic populations of pollinators, including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, and butterflies -– critical contributors to our nation’s economy, food system, and environmental health.
Posted byon June 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM EDT
Whether by cutting pollution, unleashing troves of climate data to empower American communities to prepare for the future, or leading international efforts to combat global climate change, agencies across the Administration are taking bold actions to grow the economy while leaving a green legacy for future generations. Federally-funded research has helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones. Some of the most exciting breakthroughs in green technology are likewise getting their start in our federal labs on a daily basis.
Posted byon June 16, 2014 at 1:42 PM EDT
President Obama addresses the 2014 graduating class of UC Irvine and challenges them to get involved in one of the most significant long-term challenges our planet faces: the growing threat of a rapidly changing climate.
Vice President Biden on America’s Energy Future: “I Wouldn’t Go Long on Investments that Lead to Carbon Pollution”Posted byon June 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM EDT
The Vice President Biden speaks with investors, business executives, and senior government officials from the United States, Canada, and Mexico about North America’s emerging status as the global epicenter of energy.
Posted byon June 11, 2014 at 5:14 PM EDT
The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates, a body representing more than 500 medical associations and organizations, voted to formally reaffirm their support for carbon pollution standards for power plants and committed to submit comments on the EPA’s power plant proposal.
President Obama on Student Loan Debt: “No Hardworking Young Person Should Be Priced Out of a Higher Education”Posted byon June 11, 2014 at 10:31 AM EDT
Posted byon June 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM EDT
On the third day of President Obama's four-day trip to Europe, he attended the G-7 Summit in Brussels, held a joint press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and traveled to Paris to join President François Hollande for a dinner.
What They're Saying Around the Country: Support for Commonsense, Responsible Steps to Curb Carbon PollutionPosted byon June 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM EDT
The EPA's proposed carbon pollution guidelines for power plants are already being hailed by editorial boards across the country. Here’s a sample of what they’re saying.
Posted byon June 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM EDT
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy turned to Reddit to answer questions on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions from our power plants.