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The science is clear:  addressing climate change must include strategies that both reduce heat-trapping pollution and increase resilience against current and ongoing climate impacts. Extreme weather and other climate impacts are already affecting communities, wildlife, and businesses across the planet. Understanding these effects and investing in climate preparedness are critical to ensuring our economies, public health, and natural resources remain resilient in a warming world. Investing in climate-smart strategies today will stimulate economic growth and save billions of dollars in future climate impact costs, making it economically and ecologically wise public policy.

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The Clean Power Plan and Virginia
Fact sheet
This National Wildlife Federation fact sheet outlines the effects that the Clean Power Plan will have for wildlife in Virginia.
The Clean Power Plan and Pennsylvania
Fact sheet
This National Wildlife Federation fact sheet outlines the effects that the Clean Power Plan will have for wildlife in Pennsylvania.
The Clean Power Plan and Ohio
Fact sheet
This National Wildlife Federation fact sheet outlines the effects that the Clean Power Plan will have on wildlife in Ohio.
The Clean Power Plan and North Carolina
Fact sheet
This National Wildlife Federation fact sheet outlines the effects that the Clean Power Plan will have on wildlife in North Carolina.
The Clean Power Plan and New York
Fact sheet
This National Wildlife Federation fact sheet outlines the effects that the Clean Power Plan will have on wildlife in New York.
The Clean Power Plan and Michigan
Fact sheet
This National Wildlife Federation fact sheet outlines the effects that the Clean Power Plan will have on wildlife in Michigan.
The Clean Power Plan and Colorado
Fact sheet
This National Wildlife Federation fact sheet outlines the effects that the Clean Power Plan will have on wildlife in Colorado.
Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs, Master Compendium (NAACP)
Report
This is the compendium for the report released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This report is a resource for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. The lead writer for this report was Jacqui Patterson, Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program for the NAACP.
Alabama Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is one of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Alabama.
Colorado Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is one of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Colorado.
Florida Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is part of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Florida.
Indiana Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is part of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Indiana.
Minnesota Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is part of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Minnesota.
Mississippi Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is part of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Mississippi.
Montana Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is part of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Montana.
Ohio Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is part of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Ohio.
Tennessee Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is part of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Tennessee.
Wyoming Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This report was released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is one of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Wyoming.
Texas Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This is a report released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is one of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Texas.
West Virginia Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This is a report released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is one of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for West Virginia.
Missouri Report: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This is a report released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is one of a series of state-by-state reports that serve as resources for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy. This is the report for Missouri.
Executive Summary: Just Energy Policies, Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs (NAACP)
Report
This is the executive summary of a series of state-by-state reports released by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environmental and Climate Justice Program. This is a resource for states to ensure that their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy.
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate, and Water Extremes
Report
This report, released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters reveals that from 1970 to 2012, 8,835 climate and weather-related disasters contributed to 1.94 million deaths and economic losses of US$ 2 4 trillion reported globally. The analysis includes droughts, floods, windstorms, tropical cyclones, storm surges, extreme temperatures, landslides and wildfires, and health epidemics and insect infestations directly linked to meteorological and hydrological conditions. This Atlas describes the distribution and impacts of weather-, climate- and water-related disasters from 1970 to 2012 It also highlights actions and programmes to reduce the impacts of such disasters.
National Disaster Resilience Competition
Fact sheet
This is a fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development summarizing The National Disaster Resilience Competition. This competition will make $1 billion available to communities that have been struck by natural disasters in recent years. The competition will promote risk assessment and planning and will fund the implementation of innovative resilience projects to better prepare communities for future storms and other extreme events. Funding for the competition is from the Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) appropriation provided by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-2).
EPA’s Clean Power Plan: States’ Tools for Reducing Costs and Increasing Benefits to Consumers
Report
This independent Analysis Group report found that states are prepared to adapt to the flexible structure of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, allowing them to both slash emissions and benefit consumers. The study found that electricity costs would be substantially cut over the long term by the rules, which will also provide positive economic benefits such as public health savings. These findings contradict a steady stream of unfounded criticism of the Clean Power Plan.
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