Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, January 26, 2009
Obama Opens the Door to States Implementing Clean Car Law
President Obama today instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the Bush administration's denial of a request by California and more than a dozen other states to implement global warming pollution standards for cars and trucks. The president also directed the Department of Transportation to set fuel economy standards for 2011 and reconsider the methodology for standards in the years that follow.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Business Coalition Cap-and-Trade Program Needs Strengthening, Science Group Says
The United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of 32 corporations and environmental organizations, this morning announced a cap-and-trade proposal to reduce global warming pollution. (For the members of USCAP and more information, go to http://www.us-cap.org/ .) Below is a statement by Alden Meyer, the director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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Thursday, January 08, 2009
Secretary Nominee Tom Daschle Pledges to Restore Scientific Integrity at Health and Human Services
At his nomination hearing this morning, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary nominee Tom Daschle testified he would restore scientific integrity to the department.
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Friday, December 19, 2008
Imported Coal Power Could Undermine Northeast Global Warming Cap-and-Trade System
The Northeast's cap-and-trade system for global warming pollution-the first of its kind in the nation-will be compromised unless utilities are prevented from importing additional coal-fired electricity, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
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