RELEASE: Many Power Plants Already Have Pollution Controls to Meet EPA Rule

By Daniel J. Weiss, Valeri Vasquez, Stewart Boss | June 21, 2011 Read the full column. View the state-by-state data. Watch today's event with EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. Washington, D.C.—Despite the recent statements of some utility companies in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants, the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Marshall Fitz on DHS Secure Communities Announcement

The following is a statement from Marshall Fitz, Director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, about changes to the Securire Communities program announced today by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency: Today’s announcement about changes to DHS’s Secure Communities program is a significant acknowledgment by the agency that the program’s operation...

STATEMENT: Swire on Franken’s ‘Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011’: Americans Should Have Privacy Surrounding Their Daily Movements

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress’s Senior Fellow Peter Swire offered the following comment on the location privacy bill, introduced by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) today, which would protect Americans from corporation misuse of data collected from an individual’s mobile device: "For the first time in history, many Americans are carrying tracking devices...

ADVISORY: Is Sweden a Model for Economic Growth? Sweden’s Kristersson Talks Global Competitiveness

June 17, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am Admission is free. RSVP to attend this event Introduction: Winnie Stachelberg, Senior VP for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Distinguished panelists: Ulf Kristersson, Swedish Minister of Social Security Sabina Dewan, Director of Globalization and International Employment, Center for American Progress Moderator: Donna Cooper, Senior Fellow, Center for American...

RELEASE: Reauthorizing ESEA Is Key to Economic Growth and Success for Nation’s Students

Washington, D.C.— Amidst bubbling discussion of the long overdue renewal of the nation’s federal education bill, the Center for American Progress Action Fund discussed a new report, “A Way Forward” outlining its recommendations for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. The report, which focuses on why federal investment in education is critical...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Angela Kelley on Introduction of the Legal Workforce Act of 2011

Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the Legal Workforce Act of 2011 that would dramatically expand and make mandatory a government internet-based work authorization system, E-Verify, on all U.S. employers. Below is a statement by Angela Maria Kelley, CAP’s Vice-President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy. Co-sponsors of the Legal Workforce Act of 2011 have hit...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Andrew Light on International Climate Change Talks in Bonn

Washington, D.C. -- Andrew Light, Senior Fellow and Director of International Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the final week of the intersessional meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn: The intercessional climate negotiations now taking place in Bonn, Germany, have introduced a...