Peter Altman

Pete is the Climate Campaign Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Should kids be exposed to more or less toxic pollution?

For some representatives, the health of schoolkids just doesn’t seem to be the priority.Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Some questions should be easy to answer. But, with Congress, some things are never easy. Fresh off the House vote to …

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Fred Upton’s bizarre war on 24 million Americans with asthma

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is teaming up with House Energy and Commerce Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to introduce a bill to allow America’s biggest polluters to continue dumping unlimited amounts of carbon emissions …

Clean air is popular, actually

The people have spoken: let the EPA do its job

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Yesterday, members of Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) House Energy and Commerce Committee held their first hearing on Chair Upton’s proposal to block the Environmental Protection Agency from updating Clean Air Act safeguards to …

Senators support polluters over asthmatic children

National health organizations are not scoffing at the link between pollution and asthma.Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. As my colleague David Doniger explained, there’s a new pollution promoter on the scene, and his name is Sen. John Barrasso …

Sen. Scott Brown: Stand up for clean air, not polluters

A lot of people in Massachusetts suffer from asthma, the disease that makes it hard to breathe, sends kids gasping for breath to the emergency room and can saddle families with huge medical bills. In fact, estimates from the American Lung …

Who is standing against polluters and for clean air?

Several Democratic senators have taken a hard-line stand against proposals to limit the EPA's ability to protect public health.

Abolish the EPA's ability to limit pollution?

We need to resist any efforts by Congress Republicans to block the EPA's ability to protect our health through the Clean Air Act.

Scholastic steps into the Chamber of Hypocrisy

Scholastic, the education company, has teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce to "educate" children about the perils of government energy regulation.

Five reasons why a comprehensive climate and energy plan beats the energy-only approach

As the Congress returns to D.C., President Obama and Majority Leader Reid will need to keep making the case to the Senate that a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill deserves their attention now, so the president can sign a …