Five Stories: 200+ Higher Ed Signatures for the “American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge”

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/20/15).

  1. The White House announces: “more than 200 university and college campuses signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for strong climate action by world leaders in Paris next month. These schools include historically black colleges and universities, religious institutions, women’s colleges, technical schools, community colleges, all schools in the Ivy League, and a variety of public and private universities located across more than 40 states.”
  2. InsideClimate News reports, “Environmental leaders delivered a petition with more than 350,000 signatures to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Thursday afternoon calling on her to launch an investigation into whether ExxonMobil misled the American public on global warming.”
  3. According to CNBC, “Many senators who voted this week to block Obama administration coal regulations received healthy campaign donations from coal industry interest groups in recent years.”
  4. Take Part reports that Morocco “will soon become the world’s solar energy superpower, that the country will eventually “export its renewable power to countries in the Middle East and Europe.”
  5. NRDC’s Switchboard blog, “Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA), widely recognized for their biased views and industry-influenced reports, just released a new assessment of the Clean Power Plan with the National Mining Association (NMA), and not surprisingly it is filled with “deficient analysis,” “faulty, outdated assumptions,” incorrect assumptions, failure to “account for the value of the economic, health and environmental benefits of reducing harmful carbon pollution from power plants,” etc.

 

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