While Trump Dismantles Climate Regulations, Americans & Businesses Want Action

On March 28, the White House announced that it is retracting the Clean Power Plan, the Obama Administration’s signature climate policy. The Clean Power Plan would have represented the first-ever federal limits on carbon emissions from power plants, which represent 40 percent of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the United States.  But the news likely won’t do much in the short-term to dampen enthusiasm and investment in renewables on both sides of the political spectrum.  

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Headlines: 

1. Senate Ag Committee Approves Perdue

2. Rural America Enters 2017 With Fewer Jobs Than in 2016

3. Iowa Lawmakers Mull Water Quality Bills

4. Op-Ed: Moving The Point of Obligation is The Latest Misguided Ploy to Undermine the RFS

5. Green-Fuel Company to Buy Enbridge's East Coast Rail Facility

 

 

Upcoming Event: 

How Foreign Climate Aid Benefits the United States

Tuesday, April 11
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

485 Russell Senate Office Building
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The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing discussing benefits to the United States from deploying foreign aid to vulnerable regions to help them become more resilient to climate change impacts. The briefing will also explore the inner workings of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a multi-lateral effort to mobilize $100 billion in public and private financing for adaptation and mitigation projects in developing nations.

 

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