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Senate Hearing Calls Attention to the Need to Prepare for Extreme Weather
February 13, 2014
As communities across the country prepare for and recover from winter storms, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hosted a hearing on the costs of extreme weather events. Senator Tom...

Understanding New Jersey's Vulnerability to Climate Change
February 12, 2014
New Jersey residents are no strangers to the escalating impacts of climate change.  Rising sea levels mean future hurricanes will produce more severe damage, such as the damage produced by Hurricane Sandy....

States Provide EPA with a Road Map for Cutting Carbon Pollution
December 16, 2013
In a letter to the EPA today, state environment and energy leaders from 15 states—including midwest and mountain states like Minnesota, Illinois, and Colorado—urged the federal agency to allow states to use their...

States and Power Companies Highlight Successes in Reducing Carbon Pollution from the Power Sector
December 5, 2013
The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report highlighting successful efforts by states and power companies to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector across the country. The success stories were initially...

President Obama Establishes Task Force and Council on Climate Change Preparedness
November 1, 2013
President Obama signed an executive order today, directing federal agencies to modernize their programs to support climate-resilient investments, manage lands and waters for climate resilience, provide information,...

Governors from Eight States Pledge to put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025
October 28, 2013
Governors from eight states signed an agreement October 24 to build a strong national market for zero-emission vehicles.

Baltimore Adopts New Hazard Mitigation Plan, Making Climate Change Part of Future Capital and Budget Decisions
October 6, 2013
Recognizing the city’s vulnerability to climate change, Baltimore officials have incorporated planning for sea-level rise, urban heat, and extreme storms into its new hazard mitigation plan.  The new approach...

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
September 20, 2013
On September 20 the EPA proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) performance standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants. The proposed standards represent an important component of President Barack Obama’s climate...

Georgetown Climate Center Provides Initial Thoughts to EPA About Working with States on Carbon Pollution Limits
September 20, 2013
With the Obama Administration's proposed carbon pollution limits for new power plants announced, additional focus and attention will soon be placed on how the administration intends to work with states and power...

Delaware Gov. Markell Signs Executive Order to Reduce Emissions and Help State Prepare for Climate Change
September 13, 2013
On Sept. 12, 2013, Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order 41, “Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions.” The order creates a...