Unions, environmentalists and other allies yesterday rallied on Capitol Hill against Fast Track trade promotion authority. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said, “Our trade policies should level the playing field, punish those who violate the law and strengthen our middle class.”
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“There's another big benefit of these standards and other actions we've taken under the Clean Air Act that we don't talk about enough: They help grow our economy,” writes EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in the Huffington Post.
Push back – Governors from New Hampshire and Vermont pushback on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s letter urging governors to defy proposed EPA rules. (AP)
Under pressure – The world’s richest nations are under pressure from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to provide developing nations with $100 billion a year for climate related programs by 2020. (Bloomberg)
Quick fix – A group of senators yesterday urged action before the looming deadline on transportation funding, set to expire May 31. (The Hill)
6,000 – That’s how many people wind energy employed in Iowa last year. That’s 2,000 more people than the year before according to the American Wind Energy Association. (Des Moines Register)