The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final regulation aimed at reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector. Released on May 12, the final regulation is yet another step taken under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
Friday, April 22 marks the 41st anniversary of the first Earth Day. On this day, world leaders will gather at the United Nations (UN) to sign the agreement put together last fall during the UN Climate Conference in Paris. The historic agreement signaled the commitment to fight climate change by a global coalition.
World leaders in Paris put people before polluters when the world’s countries agreed to reduce carbon pollution. The Paris agreement is an historic moment in the fight against climate change. The agreement, signed by nearly 200 countries, will work to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon pollution.
“The League applauds the historic step made by the Obama Administration to fully reject the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States.
The League joined a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee urging them to oppose S. 1324, a bill from Senator Capito that would gut the Clean Air Act and block the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) unveiled its long-awaited Clean Power Plan (CPP). Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the U.S., issued the following statement praising the plan.
Today is an EXCITING day! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its Clean Power Plan—the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This life-saving regulation has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier to share this historic news with you.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 1324 sponsored by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The “Polluter Protection Act” will protect big polluters by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting Senate offices to discuss this legislation.