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The United States and China made an historic joint agreement to curb carbon emissions in the coming decade, with the U.S. committing to cut national emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels and China committing to peak emissions by 2030.
The BlueGreen Alliance today urged President Obama to adopt a strong methane reduction strategy in order to advance the U.S. Climate Action Plan and meet the administration’s target of reducing the nation’s global warming pollution 17 percent by 2020.
The United Nations Climate Summit convenes in New York City with President Obama and over 100 world leaders. An announcement by President Obama effectively steps up U.S. engagement in global efforts to address climate change.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced federal funding for transit authorities to help prevent damage from future storms—like that caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City, New Jersey and the surrounding region two years ago.
Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced legislation that would support workers and communities during America’s energy transition, create opportunities to grow new jobs, encourage investment, and jumpstart new technologies.
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.