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You might have a climate crisis if …

"If you take change from the offering plate ..." (because you can't afford your energy bills).Photo: Anirudh KoulCross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. In the wake of an extreme heat wave that overtook Washington, D.C., the past few weeks, spring has sprung back with some blessedly mild weather. But the wild weather has been even worse in other parts of the country, where many people are still suffering from the effects of hard winds, high waters, and high temperatures that scientists warn could be harbingers of the new normal due to climate change. It's hard for me to fathom …

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Breaking: The Republican attack on clean air isn’t popular

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Make no mistake about it: The Clean Air Act is under attack from Congress. Indeed, in the U.S. Senate voting is imminent on several amendments to a non-related small business bill that would ditch, delay, or dilute the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ability to update and enforce air pollution standards. The good news is that those who pick polluters over the health of Americans are continuing to get pummeled on America's newspaper opinion pages. These pieces say it best: "An Assault on the Environment," Albany Times Union editorial The new House Republican majority likes to say that …