Today, President Obama's EPA took a solid first step to limit the construction of new coal plants. Years ago, carbon, or CO2, was categorized as a "dangerous pollutant" by the Supreme Court in "Massachusetts vs. EPA." Just months ago, litigation from our friends at the Sierra Club resulted in a complete halt to new coal plant construction.
About an hour ago, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Denver, CO. The $787 billion economic stimulus bill contains the largest amount of green investments ever--a whopping $87 billion!
If you're in Washington D.C. next Tuesday, come out to American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking's 4th Annual Spring Film series featuring our very own Gillian Caldwell. She'll be showing the winning videos from our recent Climate Matters video contest and 1Sky public service announcements as well as talking about her experience using film to create change and answering your questions.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2009; 7:00 PM
WHERE: Wechsler Theater
3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017 (Google map)
Find out more about this exciting 1Sky/350.org merger and how you can stay involved with the climate movement at 350.org.
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