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  • Climate Leaders Summit on Climate: 5 Key Takeaways from Clean Air Task Force

    The dust has settled from the first-ever Leaders Summit on Climate at the White House, a gathering of more than 40 heads of state and subnational leaders convened by President Joe Biden. The two-day virtual event served as both the U.S.’s reintroduction to the global climate stage and a key checkpoint for world governments on the road to COP26 in Glasgow. Here are Clean Air Task Force’s key takeaways from

    April 27, 2021
  • Policy The Clean Air Act at 50

    Today —December 31, 2020— marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Air Act. Shepherded by Maine Senator, Edmund Muskie, passed unanimously in the Senate and by a 374-1 margin in the House, and signed by Republican President, Richard Nixon on New Year’s Eve 1970, the Act arguably represents the most successful U.S. […]

    December 31, 2020
  • Policy Congress Passes Major Climate and Infrastructure Package to Support Innovation and Clean Energy Economy

    Yesterday, the House passed the first bill to ever put climate change at the center of an infrastructure framework. Clean Air Task Force welcomes numerous provisions that show strong and bipartisan support for clean energy and climate action, including direct pay and extension of commence-construction windows for clean technologies and carbon capture projects in the pipeline, […]

    July 2, 2020
  • News & Media Clean Air Task Force on the Release of the Report by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

    Tuesday, June 30 – Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a landmark report on the need for aggressive action by Congress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. After providing detailed input and consultation for the report, Clean Air Task Force welcomes the release. “Decarbonizing the US economy by midcentury will require technology-inclusive […]

    June 30, 2020
  • News & Media CATF Statement on the CLEAN Future Act

    “Clean Air Task Force is encouraged to see the progress made by the House Energy and Commerce Committee leadership in creating the ‘CLEAN Future Act’ framework for a comprehensive climate bill that will achieve 100 percent decarbonization by 2050,” said Conrad Schneider, Advocacy Director of Clean Air Task Force.  “From the Memorandum released by the […]

    January 8, 2020
  • News & Media CATF Statement on EPA’s Release of the Final “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) Rule

    Not an ACE, but a joker. With its “repeal and replacement” of the Clean Power Plan, once again Trump’s EPA plays a losing hand. Unfortunately, the American public will be the ultimate losers. Here’s why: EPA’s ACE rule is nothing more than a cynical attempt to preclude coal-fired power plants from reducing their climate pollution […]

    June 19, 2019
  • Policy Introduction of Smith-Luján Clean Energy Standard Legislation Builds on Momentum by States and Forward-leaning Utilities

    Today, Sen. Tina Smith (MN) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM) introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019 in Congress.  Consistent with climate science indicating that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we must decarbonize by mid-century, this bill would put the U.S. electric sector on the path to net zero carbon […]

    May 8, 2019
  • Power Plants Administrator Pruitt Appoints Himself Judge, Jury and Executioner of the Clean Power Plan

    The Trump EPA’s proposed complete repeal of the Clean Power Plan represents a 180-degree turn from the position of the Obama Administration.

    October 13, 2017