Archive - Nov 14, 2008

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Climate news this week: coommittee changes, coal, heating oil efficiency--11/14

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Nov

As the new Congress gears up for next year, the House Energy and Commerce Committee (a crucial committee for climate legislation) may experience some important changes. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) is planning to challenge Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), the House’s most senior member, for the chairmanship.

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Climate Action Now rally in Washington, DC next Tuesday

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Nov

Picture this…

A staffer in a local district office in Maryland calls up her old friend who lives in Chicago, who also happens to work at a local congressional office:

“You know what happened today?”

“What?”

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EPA appeals board says no to dirty coal plants nationwide

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Nov
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New coal plants are the most urgent threat to our dangerously fragile climate. Just yesterday, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appeals board issued a ruling that will essentially halt the construction of new coal plants in the United States for the near term.

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