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Support EPA's New Carbon Caps

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Support EPA's New Carbon Caps

We need your help to fight carbon pollution! Sign on to this Business Leaders' Letter to support the EPA's efforts to limit carbon pollution from future power plants.

 

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Support Toxic Chemical Control

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Support Toxic Chemical Control

Your support is needed to promote Chemical Policy reform! Help protect consumers from thousands of potentially harmful chemicals, and demand public access to information regarding chemical safety.

Urge Congress to pass meaningful chemical safety legislation

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Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act

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Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act

Small businesses are responsible for creating more than half of all the jobs in America. Help improve the financial condition of small businesses and entrepreneurs by supporting the Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act!

 

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Business Voices Needed: Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline!

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Business Voices Needed: Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline!

As the climate crisis continues, now more than ever we need to ensure that Keystone XL Pipeline is not constructed. The State Department is now accepting comments on the Keystone XL pipeline and on the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Pipeline during the official comment period that ends March 7, 2014. As a business leader your voice is crucial. Please express your disapproval of this project to the State Department- click to add your name to the business leaders’ sign-on letter today.

We need you to take action today – sign the business leaders’ statement against the Keystone XL Pipeline!

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Support Clean Energy Victory Bonds!

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Support Clean Energy Victory Bonds!

Green America is leading the charge to create Clean Energy Victory Bonds – a proposed US Treasury Savings Bond that would support renewable energy development and efficiency measures in the United States. On August 2, 2012m the Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2012 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Bob Filner of CA and ten original co-sponsors. The bill, H.R. 6275, would leverage $50 billion in investments to provide up to $150 billion in public and private financing to create 1.7 million jobs in the clean energy sector.    

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Help Promote Safe Cosmetics

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Help Promote Safe Cosmetics

Under current laws, the FDA wholly fails to ensure that cosmetics are produced with safe ingredients. The FDA cannot even require cosmetics companies to conduct safety tests, or require product recalls. Help us work towards safer cosmetics.

Show your business support for the Safe Cosmetics Act!

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VICTORY: Richard Cordray Appointed to Direct Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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VICTORY: Richard Cordray Appointed to Direct Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

VICTORY! On January 5, 2012 consumers and small businesses achieved an important victory with President Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB was created despite immense opposition from Wall Street and from many Republicans who then also blocked the process for nominating the bureau’s first director. By making a recess appointment, the President has solidly affirmed his commitment to protecting American households and small businesses from predatory and deceptive financial products and services.

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VICTORY: Senate Protects EPA and the Clean Air Act

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VICTORY: Senate Protects EPA and the Clean Air Act

On April 6, 2011 the Senate voted down four amendments to delay or block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to regulate greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act. The defeat of all of these measures marked a significant victory for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially from the largest polluters.

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VICTORY: Landmark Financial Reforms Won for Consumers & Small Businesses

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VICTORY: Landmark Financial Reforms Won for Consumers & Small Businesses

Congress completed its vote on final passage of the historic financial reform package that has been debated for more than a year. On July 15, 2010, the Senate voted 60 – 39 to reign in a number of the abusive financial practices conducted by both small lenders in strip malls and mega-banks on Wall Street.

Green America, in partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council and Americans for Financial Reform, worked on a specific key component of the bill – the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (now renamed a “Bureau.”). The Bureau will protect consumers and small businesses from predatory financial products and services, including mortgages, credit cards, debit cards, pay day loans, and more. The creation of the Bureau is the farthest reaching consumer financial protection enacted in decades.

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