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August 3, 2015

Angela Johnson Meszaros

Angela Johnson Meszaros is a staff attorney with the California regional office in Los Angeles, CA.

August 3, 2015 | Feature

A Climate Solution Within Reach

We can no longer ignore the gravest challenge facing humanity today. We can unite in the face of the greatest environmental threat we have ever known to create local jobs, stronger, healthier communities and a more stable climate.

July 31, 2015 | Blog Post

Latino Communities Demand Congress, EPA Step Up to Fight Asthma

This is a guest blog by Irene Vilar. She is the founder of The Americas for Conservation and the Arts, the mother organization of The Americas Latino Festival and the first nonprofit literary agency in the U.S., Vilar Creative Agency, dedicated to the dissemination of minority literature of the Americas.

July 31, 2015 | Blog Post

‘Blood on the Mountain’ Paints a Damning Portrait of West Virginia Coal

In the land of black gold, you either mine coal or you leave. Skylines have crumbled under the bombardment of mountaintop removal, and once-pristine springs have been turned to acid. Still, the coal machine barrels on in “Blood on the Mountain,” a 2014 documentary by Mari-Lynn C. Evans, Jordan Freeman and Phylis Geller.

July 31, 2015 | Blog Post

Nine States Prove Cutting Carbon Saves Money, Generates Jobs

The Clean Power Plan, the EPA’s safeguard to rein in carbon pollution from its largest domestic source, coal-fired power plants, has taken more than its share of criticism and attacks from the courts, Congress and industry since it was unveiled last year. But a recent study provides solid evidence in favor of the plan based on a large-scale project that successfully reduced carbon pollution and could be used as a reference and inspiration for state and regional efforts to comply with the Clean Power Plan.  

July 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Huge Victory from the Ninth Circuit Protects the Tongass National Forest

I’m elated to tell you about a huge victory that will maintain protection for the roadless lands in the Tongass National Forest. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in a rare, 11-judge en banc court, ruled that Bush-era action exempting the Tongass National Forest from the Clinton-era Roadless Rule is invalid. Yesterday’s decision will ensure that the roadless portions of the Tongass—the largest and wildest national forest in the U.S.—will be protected from new road-building and logging.

July 30, 2015 | Blog Post

It’s Time to Be Drought Intolerant

California is in a drought fever. Judging by the plethora of billboards, store ads and news articles popping up lately, the only way to break this fever is for average Californians to make sacrifices. The messages all suggest replacing grassy lawns with low-water plants, taking shorter showers and shunning the water-guzzling almond.

July 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Cut Carbon Emissions by Heating and Cooling Your Home the Right Way

This is a guest blog by Ulises Alfaro, an EPA Universal-and North American Technical Excellence-certified HVAC technician who lives in Denver, Colorado. Every year in his industry, climate change creates very unusual weather patterns that make service seasons volatile.

As a heating and cooling professional working in Colorado, I have a passion for making people feel comfortable in their homes and a responsibility to help homeowners save money by maximizing efficiency in the heating and cooling of their homes.

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