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US Agencies Considering Climate Change Impacts

The ECOreport reposts final the he White House Council on Environmental Quality guidance for US agencies considering climate change impacts

Press Release from the White House

Building on President Obama’s unprecedented steps to address climate change, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is today releasing final guidance for Federal agencies on how to consider the impacts of their actions on climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews. Following years of engagement and after receiving public comments and other feedback from members of Congress, State agencies, tribes, corporations, trade associations, and other stakeholders, the final guidance is another big step in the Administration’s effort to consider how all types of federal actions will impact climate change and identify opportunities to build climate resilience.
Today’s guidance, which will be  announced in the Federal Register in the coming days, is intended to help agencies make informed and transparent decisions about  the impacts of climate change associated with their actions.

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Joint Statement on Climate, Energy & Arctic Leadership

The ECOreport reposts the US-Canadian Joint Statement on Climate, Energy & Arctic Leadership

Originally Published on the Prime Minister of Canada

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau share a common vision of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy, and the opportunities afforded by advancing clean growth. They emphasize and embrace the special relationship between the two countries and their history of close collaboration on energy development, environmental protection, and Arctic leadership. The two leaders regard the Paris Agreement as a turning point in global efforts to combat climate change and anchor economic growth in clean development. They resolve that the United States and Canada must and will play a leadership role internationally in the low carbon global economy over the coming decades, including through science-based steps to protect the Arctic and its peoples. Canada and the U.S. will continue to respect and promote the rights of Indigenous peoples in all climate change decision making. Furthermore, the leaders emphasize the importance of the U.S. and Canada continuing to cooperate closely with Mexico on climate and energy action and commit to strengthen a comprehensive and enduring North American climate and energy partnership.
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President Obama joins world leaders in announcing “Mission Innovation”

President Obama joins world leaders in announcing “Mission Innovation” to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change.

Press Release from the White House

By Paul Bodnar & David Turk

Today in Paris, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, will announce “Mission Innovation,” an initiative to dramatically accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation to address global climate change, provide affordable clean energy to consumers, including in the developing world, and create additional commercial opportunities in clean energy.

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President Obama Delivers Remarks At COP21

President Obama delivers remarks at COP21 in Paris on the global community’s need to address the threat of climate change. 

Full Text of speech from the White House

PRESIDENT OBAMA: President Hollande, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders. We have come to Paris to show our resolve.

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What the Refugee Screening Process Looks Like

In response to concerns about the 10,000 Syrian refugees the USA intends to settler, the White House released a video explaining what the refugee screening process looks like

Press release from the White House

By Jeh Johnson,
Secretary of Homeland Security

Since the attacks in Paris, many have asked about our process for admitting Syrian refugees into this country.

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Carbon Pollution Standards For Power Plants

CLIMATE CHANGE

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ACTION PLAN
THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING GLOBAL EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TAKING THE BIGGEST STEP YET TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE BY FINALIZING AMERICA’S CLEAN POWER PLAN, WHICH SETS THE FIRST-EVER CARBON POLLUTION STANDARDS FOR POWER PLANTS.

A Fact Sheet  From the White House

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The United States Recognizes Cuba

The ECOreport reposts President Obama’s annoy that trying to isolate Cuba failed to bring about Democratic reform, The United States Recognizes Cuba

Press Release from the White House

The United States has recognized Cuba:

Decades of U.S. isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our objective of empowering Cubans to build an open and democratic country. At times, longstanding U.S. policy towards Cuba has isolated the United States from regional and international partners, constrained our ability to influence outcomes throughout the Western Hemisphere, and impaired the use of the full range of tools available to the United States to promote positive change in Cuba. Though this policy has been rooted in the best of intentions, it has had little effect – today, as in 1961, Cuba is governed by the Castros and the Communist party.

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President Obama’s “All-of-the-above” strategy, have we been listening? (video)

“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.  But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it.” – President Barack Obama’s inaugural address

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The seemingly renewed dedication to sustainable energy, that the President expressed in his inaugural address, inspired many environmentalists. A little over a month ago, somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000 converged on Washington to voice their opposition to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. San Diego has its own event in  Mission Bay Park, where Mayor Filner and others addressed a crowd of +500. President Obama, meanwhile, played golf.  If President Obama was for sustainable energy, that must mean he is against fossil fuels right? – Only he has never said that.

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