Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest executive order guts environmental regulations passed under his predecessor, including a rule that requires government agencies to account for the social cost of carbon. It’s the the rollback of this provision that could do the most long-term damage, some experts say.
Seventy-five percent of Americans want carbon dioxide regulated as a pollutant, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Donald Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.” That won’t happen by rolling back policies like the Clean Power Plan, argues Bob Keefe, executive director of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
One of the coal sector’s most strident generals, Murray Energy founder and CEO Robert Murray, said the president should “temper” expectations about how his executive actions will affect coal jobs.
Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research. All, apparently, in the misguided or cynical assertion that it will “bring coal jobs back.” Newsflash: It won’t.
This week incoming President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that essentially rolls back an Obama-era rule requiring companies to disclose labor law violations.
Valuing federal properties beyond their timber — and attracting funding sources for sustainable management — could be key to paying for healthy forest systems, argues Dick Kempka of the Climate Trust.
A year has passed since HB-2, or the “bathroom bill,” passed both houses of North Carolina’s state legislature during a special session. Despite economic losses, experts say the law is most likely here to stay.
On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump and the State Department issued the go-ahead for the Keystone XL pipeline. They received terse rebuke from environmental and social advocacy organizations, which promised to fight the project in court. Can Trump actually speed the project through as he promised?
U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekly flights to Florida and Virginia, combined with the dizzying cost of security for the first lady in New York, are prompting questions about why social programs that “average” Americans count on are too expensive for the federal budget.
From Fortune 500 companies to trendy startups, these seven corporate stories show what’s possible when countries take a chance on people fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a key energy advisor to the Donald Trump administration, suggested the U.S. “use its seat at the Paris table to defend and promote our commercial interests” — while simultaneously rolling back commitments to reduce emissions. And he isn’t alone.
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), a leading alliance of the building sector, is focusing on a new goal: proactive engagement with public policy for energy efficiency and carbon reduction.