The House voted to overturn a proposed rule by EPA to expand protections to streams, ponds, wetlands and other waterways. (The Hill)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“With the continued work of a broad coalition of unions, environmental organizations, civic, and economic and environmental leaders, and many others, we will call for transparency in trade agreements and that these agreements must provide opportunities for workers and our environment,” said BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas about the Senate’s failure to approve a vote to move forward with Fast-Track authority approval.
Pope’s warning - The Pope issued a strong warning, saying that we’ll all be judged on how we contributed to protecting the Earth. (AP)
National RES – Senate Democrats yesterday introduced legislation establishing a national Renewable Energy Standard, that according to the Union of Concerned Scientists would save consumers $25.1 billion on cumulative energy bills from 2015-2030. (The Hill)
Preparing Boston – In recognition that the Boston area is highly vulnerable to climate change, area cities and towns have signed the "Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Commitment,” committing to repairing infrastructure and other shortfalls. (Boston Herald)