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A broad coalition of health, labor and environmental groups filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that the agency establish time limits for confidentiality claims for chemical information.
BlueGreen Alliance Representatives from Ohio, Pennsylvania to Testify at EPA Hearing on Clean Power Plan
Three representatives of the BlueGreen Alliance will testify today during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s hearing on the Clean Power Plan—a proposal to put the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Statement: House, Senate Pass Short-Term Fixes, But Congress Still Needs to Enact Fully Funded, Long-Term Bill
Last night, the Senate approved a short-term agreement to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from running out of funds. Their fix differs from the House version and the two will have to hash out their differences to prevent the trust fund from going bankrupt.
RELEASE: 313,000 Jobs Created, Sustained and 81 Million Metric Tons of Climate Change Pollution Avoided by Repairing Natural Gas Distribution Lines
A groundbreaking new report from the AFL-CIO and the BlueGreen Alliance released today shows the economic and environmental benefits of accelerating the timeline for repairing leak-prone sections of our nation’s natural gas pipeline distribution system.
STATEMENT: While Congress Fails to Act on Climate, President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Boosts Vulnerable Communities
President Obama unveiled several initiatives that will support state, local, and tribal leaders in preparing their communities for the impacts of climate change. The BlueGreen Alliance's Kim Glas released a statement applauding the effort.
STATEMENT: Congress Must Encourage Growth by Passing Long-Term, Fully-Funded Infrastructure Investments
President Obama visited the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., where he urged Congress to take action to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and make long-term investments like those in the GROW AMERICA Act.
RELEASE: $100 Million in State Bonding Money Available to Local Manufacturers, Health Care Facilities and Other Businesses for Improvements to Save Energy
A provision in the supplemental budget bill passed this year will allow the Minnesota Department of Commerce to work with manufacturers, health care facilities, and other businesses to help fund energy efficiency projects with low-interest financing.