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"Climate action is not just a defensive play, it advances the ball. We can turn our challenge into an opportunity to modernize our power sector and build a low-carbon economy that will fuel growth for decades to come," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Thursday in a speech at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit research organization. (Associated Press)

EPA chief’s climate pitch ignores rising electric prices

- The Washington Times

Gina McCarthy argued Thursday that her home state of Massachusetts is proof you can cut greenhouse gas emissions while fostering economic prosperity, but the Environmental Protection Agency administrator failed to mention the apparent trade-off for consumers: dramatically higher electricity prices.

Protestors and police wrestle near a barricade on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway during a march demanding action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Climate article points up tensions for newspaper

- The Washington Times

The Los Angeles Times won’t run letters from climate-change “deniers,” so readers may have been surprised to find an article in Monday’s edition on research concluding that natural changes in the wind — not fossil-fuel emissions — are driving West Coast land and sea warming.

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