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Hurricane Sandy crumbled coastal infrastructure and reminded us how expensive recovery efforts will be as storms intensify (flickr/U.S.Coast Guard)

An Updated Social Cost of Carbon Shows that the Economy Benefits from Cutting Carbon Pollution

6/3/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Just before the weekend, the Obama Administration nodded in the direction of more responsive limits on carbon pollution, and acknowledged that the science and economics tell the story that many are already seeing around the country and worldwide.  As carbon […] Read more >

North Atlantic Right Whale (flickr/MyFWC Research)

On Endangered Species Day, Right Whales Remind Us to Work Together

5/17/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Today’s climate crisis drips with urgency. Stories of species loss and habitat destruction roll in, and repeatedly underscore the reality of how quickly we need to get our act together and comprehensively address climate change. I highlight comprehensively because today […] Read more >

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Calling on Rhode Island to Take the Lead on Offshore Wind

5/1/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Of the more than fifty offshore wind energy projects spinning in the world’s oceans, not one of them is in American waters.  Rhode Island’s leaders are working to change this and move America forward in pursuing this new clean energy frontier […] Read more >

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Victory in North Carolina Shows America Wants More Clean Energy, Not Less

4/30/2013 // By Amber Hewett

North Carolina’s House of Representatives got it right on clean energy last week—even though “getting it right” had to mean formalizing a refusal to get it wrong.  Last Wednesday, North Carolina’s House Public Utilities Committee showed a bipartisan commitment to […] Read more >

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Senators Reach across the Aisle to Create Jobs and Reduce Emissions

4/19/2013 // By Amber Hewett

In confidence that success inspires more of the same, let’s take a moment to celebrate a model of bipartisan leadership that we saw in the Senate yesterday morning when Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced their Energy […] Read more >

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Environmental Protection Agency Nominee Gina McCarthy Inspires Massachusetts Pride

4/11/2013 // By Amber Hewett

This morning, Gina McCarthy sat before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), poised to field their questions and secure their seal of approval as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. I sat a few rows […] Read more >

An offshore wind turbine in the Thames Estuary, U.K. Flickr photo by Phil Hollman

Offshore Wind Bill Returns, Thanks to Bipartisan Collaboration

3/1/2013 // By Amber Hewett

It takes a strong and innovative leader to look into a tangled web of challenges and see where intersections offer opportunity.  The National Wildlife Federation congratulates Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and […] Read more >