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03/31/2015:

Obama offers major blueprint on climate change

The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping.

03/30/2015:

WSJ: Gina McCarthy says Clean Power Plan is constitutional, necessary and respectful of states

“Here’s the situation,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in An interview with the Wall Street Journal. “We have done outreach on this rule that has been enormously respectful of the states. I am seeing states staying at the table, rolling up their sleeves, recognizing that we presented them with an opportunity. They can create their own path moving forward. I am not seeing them run into the night. I have every respect for states. They know how to do this, and they know that we’re going to make it reasonable.”

03/27/2015:

Oil industry leaders need to get an earful from family on climate change, E2 member says

Picture a day when the world’s most-watched video features a senior oil executive on a stage with his family at one of the popular TED community-conversation events, saying, “For years, my kids have told me the work I do threatens their futures. I didn’t pay much attention. Now I realize they’re right. I see the long-term danger of overloading our air with carbon dioxide. Most of our underground reserves can’t ever be used. I want to stay at my company and help find a way out.”

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NEW: E2's Q4 2014 Clean Energy Jobs Report

More than 47,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in more than 40 states across the country last year, according to E2′s latest jobs analysis.

The top 10 states for the year were: Nevada, California, New York, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Utah, and New Mexico.

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