Pages tagged "media statements"


Sandy Anniversary: Climate Plans Need to Fortify Vulnerable Communities

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
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These neighborhoods don’t need a plan for a rebound,” says GFA CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins. “They need a plan for a rebirth.”

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Government Shutdown Threatens Public Health and Safety

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
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202-828-0940

WASHINGTON – The federal government has shut down after routine funding legislation was held hostage in the House of Representatives. The shutdown affects hundreds of public agencies, including those like EPA, which serve a critical role in protecting Americans from pollution, and leaves thousands of American workers at home.

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EPA Coal Safeguards Will Protect Air, Save Lives, Fight Climate Change

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
press@gfa.fchq.ca
202-828-0940

Washington, D.C. – Today the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal that would limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions permitted by new power plants. The safeguards would be the first of their kind and would target coal-fired power plants, the biggest single source of manmade climate change pollution in the U.S.  The proposal represents the first major step in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which he rolled out on June 25.

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Congress Moves to Strip Food Assistance for Seniors, Kids, and Vulnerable Americans

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
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202-828-0940

Republicans in the House of Representatives are proposing to slash $40 billion from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. This drastic cut will pull food benefits from nearly one million Americans—with kids hit hardest. Almost half of food stamp recipients are children, and another 22 percent are adults living with children.

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New Energy Efficiency Legislation Would Slash Pollution, Protect Communities, Create Jobs

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
202-828-0940
press@gfa.fchq.ca

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate is set to vote on a bipartisan bill that would spur innovation and growth in the energy efficiency sector. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392), sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is projected to create 136,000 new jobs by 2025. It would slash carbon pollution and other air pollutants equivalent to taking 22 million cars off the road. In addition, the bill would save consumers $13.7 billion in energy costs. However, a number of “poison pill” amendments by climate deniers in the Senate threaten to undercut these goals.

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Green For All Commends NAACP President Ben Jealous for His Leadership During Resignation

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous announced that he will step down in January after five strong years of leadership at the nation’s largest U.S. civil rights organization.

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Gina McCarthy Finally Confirmed for Environmental Protection Agency Post Statement of Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

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Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein
press@gfa.fchq.ca

OAKLAND - No agency has more capacity to protect us from pollution and climate change than the EPA. Over the past four years, EPA has been the leader in keeping dangerous chemicals out of our air and water. As a result of safeguards on mercury, soot, and other pollution, we now face far fewer cases of asthma and premature death. 

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Anthony Foxx Confirmed as Secretary of Transportation

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Contact: Alyssa Cocchi
press@gfa.fchq.ca

WASHINGTON – Today, Anthony Foxx was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Department of Transportation. As mayor of one of the largest cities in the South—Charlotte, North Carolina—Foxx has worked to promote eco-friendly hybrid buses and community transit projects, including light rail and streetcar networks.

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Obama Says Keystone XL Should Be Rejected if It Contributes to Climate Change

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Contact: Alyssa Cocchi
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to President Obama’s remarks on the Keystone XL pipeline during his speech on his climate change plan, Green for All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins issued the following statement:

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Green for All Applauds Obama’s Climate Commitment and Calls for Measures to Address the Vulnerabilities of Low-Income Americans and Communities of Color

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Contact: Alyssa Cocchi
press@gfa.fchq.ca
202-828-0940

WASHINGTON—Today, President Obama unveiled his plan for combatting climate change by lowering carbon pollution, making communities more resilient, and improving energy efficiency. While the President’s plan will have lasting benefits for all Americans, Green for All seeks to bring attention to the specific need for climate action that addresses the unique vulnerability of low-income Americans and communities of color.

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