This legislative session was full of historic victories for the people of Vermont. Our legislature passed three of the strongest pollution protection laws in the country, setting the standard for New England and the rest of the country.
CLF’s top priority this session is an important climate bill, An Act to Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use Maine’s Natural Resources (LD 797). This bill would ensure that Maine takes action to cut carbon pollution and fight climate change, protecting families and businesses in the state from the worst effects of climate catastrophe while growing Maine’s economy.
The news from the Nation’s Capitol is bleak. The United States Senate will not consider anything remotely like comprehensive energy and climate legislation before its August recess. While it is good that they will be looking at legislation to address oil spills and laudable energy efficiency efforts like HomeStar the decision to not address the…
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) issued a statement about President Obama’s speech calling for a complete clean up of the oil spill and enactment of comprehensive energy and climate legislation that concluded with the following paragraph: “Finally, the President called on America to begin a transition to cleaner, renewable energy. As people all across our…
What you can do to change the world . . . and the “tar balls” washing up in Key West tell you it needs to change !
As recently as this morning the Coast Guard was asserting that oil from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had not entered the “loop current” that travels around the tip of Florida over to the East Coast. And now it appears the oil is hitting Florida as tar balls appear in Key West…