Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is leasing 10 acres of what used to be peanut and soybean fields for a solar array. The installation will provide about half the electricity needs for his hometown of Plains, Georgia.
The rusty patched bumblebee was to appear on the endangered species list last week. But that will be delayed for at least five weeks due to a federal regulatory freeze. Some conservation groups hold out hope that the bee will have its day, but others aren’t so sure.
Though separated by a border, San Diego and Tijuana function almost as sister cities. Residents cross regularly to work, shop, and visit with friends and family. What do the recent executive orders issued by U.S. President Donald Trump mean to these two cities? How will building a border wall, increasing enforcement at the border and deporting more undocumented individuals impact the region? 3p’s Carl Nettleton speaks with business leaders on both sides of the border to find out.
The veterans have arrived to Standing Rock, signaling further support for the Sioux tribe that says its drinking water source is in danger if the Dakota Access Pipeline goes through. President Donald Trump says he supports an “expedient” approval of the project, but support is growing for the tribe and some cities are rethinking their business with the banks behind the project.
To say America is politically divided would be an understatement. But could our political climate threaten the American economy? 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth takes a closer look.
President Donald Trump may be poised to pull the U.S. out of the global climate agreement reached at COP21, but Sweden is charging ahead with its plan to transition toward a zero-carbon economy.
On the heels of a boycott sparked by opposition to Donald Trump, the Ivanka Trump brand is off to a rocky start in 2017 — but can the boycotters take credit?
For every new regulation passed by a federal agency, two must be revoked. That’s the idea behind an executive order passed early in Donald Trump’s presidency. But a group of nonprofits called the order “capricious” and say it could hurt agencies’ ability to protect public safety.
According to a leaked draft of a presidential directive, Donald Trump is ready to order the Securities and Exchange Commission to pull the conflict minerals disclosure rule.
In the past two years, the companies responsible for heading the Dakota Access Pipeline reported 69 incidents accounting for nearly 550,000 gallons of oil spilled.
Insisting that “on-again-off-again regulation is a poor way to protect the environment,” eight veterans of previous Republican administrations met with White House officials to float the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Last week the Internet went into a flurry over a Florida congressman’s proposal to axe the Environmental Protection Agency. TriplePundit’s Jan Lee takes a closer look.
Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held a hearing on Tuesday titled “Making EPA Great Again,” as part of what critics describe as an ongoing witch hunt against climate scientists.