Obama Admin Ignores Public Input, Advances Atlantic Drilling

Late last week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), under the Department of Interior, released a document that continues the march toward offshore drilling along our coasts. The document is the final draft of the programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) on proposed oil and gas exploration activities in the mid- and south Atlantic (from [...]

Plant Washington’s bumpy road just got bumpier

In yet another indication that the proposed coal-fired Plant Washington is not viable, developer Dean Alford told plant supporters at a meeting on September 16 that he is asking Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for an extension of the plant’s construction deadline. More importantly, he told WMAZ TV news that a revised federal greenhouse gas [...]

The Crazy True Story Of How A Handful Of Climate Advocates Painted A Red Town Green

This post, by Zack Beauchamp, originally appeared on Think Progress’ Climate Progress blog here on July 31, 2013. Knoxville, Tennessee. (Credit: Flickr user Alex Banakas) You might be surprised that the same town that Jeff Foxworthy calls home is a green haven. I’m not talking about the famous comedian. I’m referring to a man who, [...]

Gina McCarthy Confirmed as EPA Administrator, Finally.

Today, after a lengthy and needlessly political delay, the United States Senate finally confirmed the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The Senate confirmed McCarthy by a vote of 59 to 40.  In past blogs, SACE has tracked the extremely bumpy path McCarthy had to navigate from nominee to Administrator. [...]

Georgians await ruling on clean energy in Georgia Power long-range plan

Will Georgia get more solar? Will unnecessary dirty coal plants get shut down? Will Georgians get more help saving energy and lowering our bills? These questions and more are on the line as the state’s elected 5-member Public Service Commission considers Georgia Power Company’s long-range plan, known as the Integrated Resource Plan or IRP (learn [...]

GOP Tactics Delay Confirmation of EPA Administrator

UPDATE:  On Thursday, May 15, the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee voted along party lines to approve Gina McCarthy’s nomination (every Republican, including all four Republican Senators from the Southeast opposed McCarthy’s nomination).  Up next, McCarthy’s nomination will go before the full Senate for a vote.  McCarthy will likely face a tough vote in the Senate. [...]

So Many Voices: Forward on Climate

I was ecstatic; we filled the bus!  Twenty-two people boarded in Gainesville and another thirty-three got on in Jacksonville; so many had traveled a long way to join us.  It was 9pm and I finally got to relax: we were really off to Washington D.C. to join the Forward on Climate Rally.  What started with [...]

What Government Can Do Now

What do the five largest U.S. coal companies, five largest U.S. utilities, five largest U.S. auto manufacturers, leading environmental organizations and labor unions representing over 14 million Americans all have in common? Each received a letter from the newly created bicameral Congressional Task Force on Climate Change soliciting ideas for how the federal government can [...]

56 Floridians Travel to Washington D.C. for Massive Rally for Presidential Action on Climate Crisis

“Forward on Climate” rally, expected to draw 20,000 Americans, will be largest climate rally ever.    UPDATE:  35,000-40,000 participated–it was an exciting and inspiring day!  Look for follow-up post soon. On Sunday, February 17, fifty-six people of all ages from North Florida will be in Washington, D.C. to join a massive rally calling on President [...]

The State of Our Union is Warm, Leaning to Hot

Despite heat waves, droughts, wildfires, melting ice caps and super-charged storms that dominated 2012′s headlines, the words ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ barely warranted a mention during the entire presidential campaign.  In a surreal moment, one debate moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley, noted that she had a question prepared ‘for all you climate change people’ but [...]