Leaders of 31 national organizations sent a letter to the Senate today pressing senators "not to squander the great promise of bipartisan action" for "strong clean energy and climate change legislation."
President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.
The Obama administration is establishing a new federal Climate Service to suppport national, state and local action on climate change, officials announced last week.
The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement sets the stage for federal regulation of industrial CO2 sources like coal-fired power plants, refineries and factories.
Climate change topped headlines in Washington and around the world this week.
Video: Residents of Santa Barbara march against global climate change as part of 350.org actions.
Over 200 people braved rain and wind on the historic New Haven Green October 24 for International Day of Climate Action.