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Rep. Slaughter Statement on GOP Bailout of Fossil Fuel Industry

Congressional Republicans Ignore Science, Seek to Saddle Middle Class Families With Higher Energy Costs, Worse Pollution

As President Obama convenes world leaders to press for a landmark accord to combat climate change in Pairs at COP21, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter called-out congressional Republicans for moving in the opposite direction by putting forward yet more anti-environment giveaways to big polluters. House GOP leaders are preparing to consider three bills this week that would increase carbon pollution and fail to make investments in the clean energy of the future. As the Rules Committee convened a meeting to consider sending these three anti-environment bills to the House Floor, Rep. Slaughter issued the following statement:

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E2: Two Big Paris Clean Energy Announcements could be ‘Moonshot Program We’ve Long Needed’

President Obama, French President Hollande and other world leaders today launched Mission Innovation, a major R&D initiative in the global clean energy industry.

This announcement comes on the heels of the launch of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a group of private investors spearheaded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates that will help early-stage companies quickly scale up the clean energy revolution already underway.

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In Paris, Secretary Jewell Releases Report on Actions Underway to Combat Climate Change in National Parks

 

Case studies demonstrate how parks adapt to climate change to protect nation’s natural and cultural assets

The National Park Service (NPS) released a report detailing actions underway to address climate change threats to infrastructure, recreation, and natural and cultural resources. The report follows a recent study that revealed sea-level rise caused by climate change could pose a risk to more than $40 billion worth of national park assets and resources.

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ITIF Welcomes ‘Mission Innovation’ Initiative as Important Step Forward, but Urges Further Clean Energy Investment Worldwide to Curb Climate Change

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today welcomed a joint initiative by 20 of the world’s largest economies to scale up investments in clean energy research and development in an effort to curb global climate change. Commenting on this “Mission Innovation” initiative, ITIF released the following statement from its president and founder, Robert D. Atkinson:

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Leading US Green Economy Organization Calls for Global Community to Step Up in Face of Mounting Climate Crisis

As Paris Talks Begin, Green America Calls for Strong, Global Governmental Action and US Leadership

As world leaders arrive for the Paris climate negotiations, Green America, the leading U.S. green economy organization, is urging U.S. and global leaders to take meaningful action to fight climate change. The negotiations should address the most important energy issues of our time, including the rapid move away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources.  

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