Clean Power Plan

Why America Will Probably Resolve The National Debt Long Before We Figure Out Climate Change

<i>Which problem will we be most likely to solve first, national debt or climate change? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bruce Gibney, Venture Capitalist, Author of A Generation of</b> …

Economy

You should celebrate the Keystone XL pipeline approval

You should celebrate the Nebraska Public Service Commission's decision Monday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.<p>While the ruling authorizes a …

Keystone XL

President Donald Trump's pick to lead New England EPA lauded by environmentalists

BOSTON -- The Trump administration's pick to lead Region I of the Environmental Protection Agency is drawing praise from environmental …

Climate

Arsenic, lead, air pollution: This can't be what voters wanted | Opinion | NOLA.com

If you voted for Donald Trump and the Republicans now running Congress, I have a few questions for you. Did you intend your vote to approve:<p>More …

New Orleans

With millions dying from pollution, Trump’s war on EPA is unconscionable

The potential ramifications of the Trump administration’s dark alliance with the fossil fuel industry and other polluters are coming into …

Climate

Contractions

We have said that there has not for decades been so good a moment to be a fascist. We have said that this is an epoch of unprecedented social sadism, …

Trump Administration

Three reasons for companies to defend the Clean Power Plan

US businesses turned out in force at COP 23 in Bonn, demonstrating to the rest of the world that they are committed to action on climate change, …

Climate

EPA swaps top science advisers with industry allies

Eleven new members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand …

Climate

Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter

It’s hard to believe, but the 2018 election cycle is already here.<p>The 2017 campaign lawn signs haven’t come down yet, but pundits are already calling the November 7th results a harbinger of Democratic victories to come in 2018. They may be right, but if we’re going to get serious about the …

Climate

The EPA is rewriting the most important number in climate economics

CLIMATE economists refer to it as “the most important number you’ve never heard of”. The social cost of carbon (SCC) tries to capture the cost of an …

Climate

Virginia Set to Join Carbon Trading Market on Heels of Democratic Victory

By David Leestma<p>Following last week's Democratic victory for Ralph Northam in Virginia's gubernatorial race, regulators in the state will seek …

Climate

ETHICS: 15 energy lobbyists hired using Trump's weakened rule

"All of these people will need to be judged on the decisions they make. Certainly they will be aware of the way these companies have been impacted by …

Climate

A Climate Policy for the People

Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa via AP Images<p>Environmentalists rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem during a lobby day organized by the …

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On November 8, as world leaders and environmental ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany to hash out the gritty details for implementing the Paris …

Climate

Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change

There’s no magic bill waiting in the wings—and major obstacles to finding one.<p>There’s a wrinkle in how the United States talks about climate change in 2017, a tension fundamental to the issue’s politics but widely ignored.<p>On one hand, Democrats are the party of climate change. Since the 1990s, as …

Climate

On climate change, Democrats must fight harder and smarter: Sen. Bennet

My party should stop ignoring economic realities and the GOP should rejoin the debate. The threat is real and we need solutions.<p>The world is gathered in Bonn, Germany this week to review progress under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Every nation has signed the agreement except one, the United …

Climate

Study: Black Americans Face Disproportionate Risk of Pollution-Related Health Problems

Black Americans are at higher risk of developing pollution-related health problems caused by the locations of oil and gas refineries, according to a …

African-American News

Remarks Followed by Q&A by the Vice President at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Meeting

Four Seasons HotelWashington, D.C.4:47 P.M. ESTTHE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, John. Thank you for that warm introduction. Thank you all for that …

Social Justice

Growth to Remain Modest in 2018

A dip in public works combined with a substantial decrease in utility work, weak industrial markets and slower-than-anticipated growth in residential …

Economy

America's Mortifying Performance at the Bonn Climate Talks

The United States delegation held a side event at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn on Monday, an affair run by fossil-fuel and nuclear-industry …

Climate

We're Now Even Closer to the Point of No Return

According to a terrifying climate report from 15,000 scientists.<p>Perhaps the greatest tragedy of the Trump Era is that, while the American republic falters by a thousand daily cuts, we are neglecting the defining issues of our time. Income inequality, systemic racism, and a brazenly corrupt campaign …

Climate

ADVOCACY: Climate civil war brewing at ALEC

ALEC's conservative members saw warning signs recently when feathers were ruffled over what they said in the past would have been a fairly easy …

Climate

Afraid To Impeach Trump?

As American politics grow more divisive and confrontational, many on the left are calling for President Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. One of the main arguments I’ve heard against impeachment is that it would empower the current vice president, Mike Pence, and would prompt a …

Mike Pence

Lefties Have Their Knives Out for Rick Perry’s Power Plan

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pissing the Left off again, and this time, it’s not with pronouncements about Social Security being a Ponzi Scheme, …

Energy

Meet Helena: Convening Leaders To Solve Our Most Complex Problems

<i>Imagine if we could harness even a fraction of the time and talent on this earth and direct it toward our most complex social problems. Helena‘s model seeks to do just that: bring together global leaders from across all fields, many of them under 25, to think and act (and inspire us to act too) on</i> …

Innovation

At the U.N. Climate-Change Conference, the Two Minutes Hate

The United States should skip the annual proceedings if it’s serious about shaping the world’s energy future.<p>No one quite knows what the latest …

Climate

61 EPA Staff Have Left Chicago Office in 2017, And They’re Missed

Prior to leaving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Briana Bill worked with small- and medium-sized businesses across the Midwest to prevent …

Environment

Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?

<i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.Carbon Engineering, a company owned in part by Bill Gates, has its headquarters on a spit of land that juts into Howe Sound, an hour north of Vancouver. Until recently, the land was a toxic-waste site, …

Liberal View

These people think Trump is too liberal on climate

In the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris climate agreement, scrapped the Clean Power Plan that sought to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power generation, pushed to open up new areas of the Arctic and Gulf of Mexico to oil drilling, and …

Climate

Coal: still the lump in our stockings

When I was a child, if I didn’t behave at Christmastime, I was threatened with something like this from my mother, “If you don’t shape up, young man, …

Climate