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More Record Warmth Means More Flooding

More Record Warmth Means More Flooding

January 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

USA TODAY 01/16/15 By Michael Shank and Rep Alan Lowenthal In the coming years, thanks to a rapidly warming climate, sea level rise and flooding will become a frequent occurrence on every coast of the North American continent. While Southern California will suffer from some of the most significant sea […]

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Protecting America’s Clean Drinking Water

Protecting America’s Clean Drinking Water

December 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm

ROLL CALL 12/29/14 By Michael Shank and Rep Charles Rangel The causes and consequences of the hottest year on record, which is now shaping up to be 2014 according to the World Meteorological Organization and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are likely to have a lasting impact on New […]

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Go After Super Pollutants

Go After Super Pollutants

October 20, 2014 at 9:50 am

THE HILL 10/20/14 By Michael Shank and Rep Scott Peters (D-CA) Last month was a significant time for climate action and raising awareness about climate change, featuring the massive People’s Climate March and the United Nations’ Climate Summit. Despite these events, Congress hasn’t acted. But there is an opportunity for […]

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Why Congress Needs to Act Now on Super-Pollutants

Why Congress Needs to Act Now on Super-Pollutants

September 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

POLITIX 09/16/14 By Michael Shank As the United Nations convenes world leaders this month in New York to discuss ways to reduce global warming, the United States Senate has the opportunity to discuss the most important lever the U.S. government can pull to cool the planet and make our air […]

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American Energy Policy: Government Must Do What’s Right for the Health of its Citizens

American Energy Policy: Government Must Do What’s Right for the Health of its Citizens

June 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

CDN 06/17/14 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 — By almost a two-to-one margin, Americans are willing to pay more for cleaner and greener energy. They are willing to support a candidate who addresses the issue of climate change. This is a very good sign as America approaches mid-term […]

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Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

June 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 06/17/14 By Michael Shank The news last week that Americans are willing to pay more for cleaner and greener energy, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, and are more willing to support a candidate that addresses the issue of climate change is a very good sign, especially as America […]

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Embracing Healthier Communities Through Clean Energy

Embracing Healthier Communities Through Clean Energy

June 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm

ROLL CALL 06/10/14 By Michael Shank and Rep. Lloyd Doggett When it comes to choosing the right energy to power America’s communities and economies, it’s safe to say that most Americans, if given the option, would choose an energy source much like they might choose a neighborhood in which to […]

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A Constituency to Combat Climate Change

A Constituency to Combat Climate Change

September 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/23/13 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Paul Tonko On Friday, the Obama Administration announced greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants. We applaud this development and appreciate the meaningful step forward it provides. Much of the conversation about this progress concerns coal-fired power […]

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Fed Up With Climate Change Apathy

Fed Up With Climate Change Apathy

September 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/19/13 By Michael Shank This week, as U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power regarding the administration’s climate change policy, there was the palpable absence of constituent opinion. […]

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Cost of Inaction Will Be Great

Cost of Inaction Will Be Great

March 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH 03/28/12 By Michael Shank America’s commitment to tackle climate change just suffered setbacks with news that President Barack Obama might weaken the EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions regulations for new power plants, one of the president’s main levers to limit warming, and Science Magazine’s reporting that the earth is […]

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