Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil’s forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision to reverse protections for up to 1 million hectares of virgin forests across the Amazon.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
How do you bring “millions of jobs” back to the U.S.? That was President Trump’s signature question for 24 manufacturing leaders at a roundtable of experts at the White House. The CEOs offered their input about jobs, taxation, infrastructure and what should and shouldn’t be regulated by the feds.
According to a New York Times investigation, Uber engineers developed a software to identify and collect information on municipal officials who were attempting to monitor the ridesharing service.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) plans to take legal action to combat the Donald Trump administration’s “anti-environment” agenda, senior officers said in a telephone briefing last week.
Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that to heart with new family leave policies. And so are legislators who, backed by a coalition of business and social advocacy organizations, are calling for a revised federal family leave act.
The Donald Trump administration may slash as much as 25 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and cut its staff by 20 percent. That would cripple environmental safeguards, jeopardize public health and put future generations at risk, argues Elliott Negin of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The EPA will no longer ask oil and gas drilling companies to disclose information on methane emissions at their existing operations, reversing a rule made during the Obama administration.
It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on climate change in 1991, though critics say the company hardly heeded its own warnings.
Berlin’s transportation secretary is determined to make the city even more bicycle-friendly, saying: “Whoever drives a car in Berlin has too much time.”
If you’re frustrated that EPA regulations might be rolled back, recognize that local government could offer answers, argues climate resilience consultant Joyce Coffee.
Though education entrepreneurs may differ in their opinions of President Donald Trump and the new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, they can agree on one thing: This new administration will mean a significant shift in American education policy.
Last week ExxonMobil quietly announced it would remove a significant portion of its Canadian tar sands oil holdings from the books. The move was, at least in part, a response to concerns about stranded assets. 3p’s RP Siegel takes a closer look.
In 2016 the Barack Obama administration instructed the federal Bureau of Prisons to phase out contracts with private prison companies. But incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the order last week.