Environmental Justice is one of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s top priorities for EPA. Plan EJ 2014 is EPA’s roadmap for carrying out the Administrator’s priority. As laid out in the ‘Plan EJ 2014 Considering Environmental Justice in Permitting’ draft implementation plan, EPA is examining ways to better integrate environmental justice considerations into the permits issued [...]
President Obama holds a town hall discussion with workers about building a 21st century clean energy economy as he visits Gamesa Technology Corporation in Fairless Hills, PA.
By Rick Piltz – Returning from a week-long recess, the Senate confronts voting on amendments that would halt EPA rulemaking to limit emissions from stationary sources, including power plants and refineries. There appears to be an excellent chance that such a ban, for two years at least, will get enough Democratic votes to pass. The [...]
By Evan Lehmann, ClimateWire – The White House is collecting options for a clean energy standard from outside groups, sharpening the president’s effort to make low-carbon electricity a key piece of his re-election campaign, if not a passable piece of legislation in the current Congress. The meetings have solicited input on some of the thorniest [...]