January, 2010

Clean Energy Works: How Cap & Trade Works

New Clean Energy Works video explains how a cap & trade system to curb global warming would work.

NWF in Alaska to Murkowski “Stop Attacking the EPA”

The National Wildlife Federation’s Pacific Regional Center in Anchorage has been on the front lines of working to stop Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Dirty Air Act attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency.


The bottom line—families need to Be Out There more than they are. Kids who spend time outside have fitter bodies, better eyesight, less stress, and better grades.

Top Business Leaders Call for Climate Action Now

Check out this letter from We Can Lead signed by more than 80 CEOs, from companies ranging from airline Virgin America to electric utility Exelon.

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Danielle Brigida has a great article on the National Wildlife magazine site celebrating Squirrel Appreciation Day. I called Doug Inkley, National Wildlife Federation senior scientist & knower of all things …

Highlight of the Week: Lobbyist Scrutiny Casts Doubt on Murkowski Amendment

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) may delay an amendment that would strip the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon pollution after it was reported that lobbyists had helped craft it. The Washington Post …

Economic Message of the Week: Report: Stimulus Has Boosted Clean Energy Economy and Jobs

According to the White House, President Obama's stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), created tens of thousands of clean energy jobs through 2009 amid as many as 2 …

Editorial of the Week: Ms. Murkowski's Mischief (New York Times)

Senator Lisa Murkowski's home state of Alaska is ever so slowly melting away, courtesy of a warming planet. Yet few elected officials seem more determined than she to throw sand …

Reid Says Senate Will Act on Climate in 2010

According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), a busy 2010 slate won't prevent passage of a comprehensive climate and energy bill. "We have a lot on our plate," Sen. Reid said during …

Energy Dept to Grant $187M for Fuel Efficiency Projects

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced more than $187 million in grants for nine projects selected to improve motor vehicle fuel efficiency. "Improving the efficiency of our vehicles is critical …

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