Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
As the future of climate politics remains uncertain at the national level, state legislation becomes a crucial focus. And states across the country are rising to the challenge.
The World Resources Institute says companies could do more to reduce food waste, and there’s a financial incentive: Every $1 spent on food waste reduction yields an average $14 return.
The cold-blooded murder of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a suburban Kansas City bar, and the lack of empathy from President Donald Trump and the White House, has put many foreign-born technology workers on edge.
Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump’s harshest critics say the president’s business properties have the most to gain from the agency taking this legislation off the books.
The House Resources Committee asked congressional budget writers to reserve $50 million in order to transfer federally-managed lands to state and local governments.
The Donald Trump administration is proposing deep cuts to the NOAA’s budget. But it will not stop global warming. It will only make us less informed.
An Iowa legislator generated buzz when news broke that the business degree he claimed on his official biography was actually a training course at the chain restaurant Sizzler.
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.
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.