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  • Big power companies can now be sued in federal courts for their pollution following an historic ruling by a New York appeal court, September 25 [1] topic
  • Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar launches the Department of the Interior’s first-ever coordinated strategy to address current and future impacts of climate change on America’s land, water, ocean, fish, wildlife, and cultural resources, September 14 [2] Under the framework, A new Climate Change Response Council, will amongst other things, work to improve the sharing and communication of climate change impact science, including through topic
  • Draft California Climate Adaptation Strategy now available for public comment, August 3, 2009 [3] topic
  • Dr. James Hansen and Daryl Hannah arrested in protest on mountaintop removal, June 23 [4]
  • USA Environmental Protection Agency finds greenhouse gases pose threat to public health or welfare, April 17 [5] Additional impacts of climate change include, but are not limited to:
  • USA overall emissions during 2007 increased by 1.4 percent from the previous year, April 15 [6] Overall emissions have grown by 17.2 percent from 1990 to 2007. topic


  • Stakeholder driven climate change roadmap announced by Pennsylvania Environmental Council, June 11 [7]


  1., September 25, 2009
  2. U.S. Department of the Interior, September 14, 2009
  3. California Resources Agency, August 3, 2009
  4. Rainforest Action Network, June 23, 2009
  5. Environmental Protection Agency , April 17, 2009
  6. Environmental Protection Agency, April 15, 2009
  7. PEC, June 11 2007

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