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Report: Elba’s LNG plant grows gas emissions   
January 28, 2020
Source: Savannah Morning News - One study found that methane losses must be kept below 3.2 percent for natural gas power plants to have lower life cycle emissions than new coal plants over time frames of 20 years or less, according to the Union of Concerned...
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Trump offers small concession on fuel economy   
January 28, 2020
Source: Houston Chronicle - WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy requirement for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator complain it does not go far enough,
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Making Big Oil Pay for Climate Change May Be Impossible   
January 28, 2020
Source: Insurance Journal - “Litigation,” said Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy and chief climate scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists, “is essential to hold Big Oil accountable.” Public nuisance claims (what...
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Massachusetts is a leader on climate change — but it can do better   
January 28, 2020
Source: The Boston Globe - Ken Kimmell is president of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He served as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection under Governor Patrick, and on Governor Baker’s Commission on the Future of...
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Occupy Wall Street' No, divest from it.   
January 28, 2020
Source: The Christian Science Monitor - "Changing your bank account is awesome," says Dan Apfel, executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC), which is building a responsible-investment movement with more than 100 ...
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Trump ups mileage proposal, but it’s well below Obama plan   
January 28, 2020
Source: Idaho Statesman - senior vehicles analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in a separate statement. Under calculations in the proposal, the purchase price would drop by $1,083 per vehicle under the revised standards, Carper wrote. But...
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University of South Alabama unhappy with its Green Report Card grade   
January 24, 2020
Source: al.com - The report is released annually by the Sustainable Endowments Institute in Cambridge, Mass. “Their assessment is incomplete and misleading,” USA spokesman Keith Ayers said Friday. Ayers said ...
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Toyota sided with Trump in California fight. Will it pay a higher price than others'   
January 23, 2020
Source: The Bakersfield Californian - The Union of Concerned Scientists, which is on the opposite side of Toyota in this legal battle, is pointing to results from a poll it commissioned that highlights a dramatic drop in favorability for the Japanese automaker over...
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Marriott's 'green choice' isn't so green, and it's hurting workers   
January 21, 2020
Source: OpEdNews - Why would environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and 350.org have signed a pledge that they wouldn't use a hotel chain's environmental program' Because Marriott's 'Make a Green...
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Millennials Keen on Impact Investing   
January 18, 2020
Source: Institutional Investor - Today, about 45 of them do. At least part of the credit for the recent spike in that attention from endowments belongs to the Responsible Endowments Coalition, a Brooklyn, New York–based organization that advocates for...
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