Public and private sector policies and actions centered firmly on climate change mitigation and adaptation offer us the ways and means to address twin economic and ecological crises facing U.S. society, and in a way that can reconcile the inherent short- and long-term trade-offs by addressing job creation, growing disparities in economic and social inequality, and the growing threats to ecological sustainability in American society, three foundation stones for the environmental justice movement.
Category: Policy & Government
There is a global push to enforce disclosure when it comes to mining, oil and gas corporations that pay large sums to foreign governments for the right to mine in their countries. But getting laws enforced that will ensure transparency (and hopefully help regulate human rights and environmental abuses) is harder than it should be – even here in the U.S.
HBO covers the saga of Donald Trump and his tiff with the Scottish government over plans to build more wind farms tonight on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
By Richard Eidlin Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves. In addition, we need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business leaders, we can and must support policy change to help make … Continued
Two new wind power reports from the US Department of Energy translate into good news for wind-friendly green branding, but growth in the US wind sector does not necessarily translate into shrinkage in the global fossil fuel market.
The European banks have drawn a line in the sand and are backing renewable energy investments. Why aren’t American banks doing the same?
A protracted legal battle is in the offing after a coalition of conservation groups filed a 253-page “request for agency action” urging the Utah Department of Air Quality to revoke its June 21 approval of a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah.
In a major act of affirmation for Delaware’s recent legislation legalizing benefit corporations, New Leaf Paper and Alter Eco last week joined more than a dozen other companies in registering as the new class of corporation.
25% of small businesses fail after a weather disaster. With climate change causing more extreme weather events, small business is especially vulnerable.
Arguments for the safety of the Keystone XL pipeline are undercut by a lawsuit brought by SLFPA-E against 100 oil, gas and pipeline companies.
Climate change presents a whole new set of challenges when it comes to emergency planning and preparedness for municipalities. Community-wide resiliency preparedness takes into consideration emergency preparedness, energy planning, health, and safety issues.
The disparity in price between Australia and Europe – with Australia paying almost six times as much per tonne of carbon as Europeans – makes it easy to see why even if a sensible carbon tax rate were originally set, it can start to look unfair when carbon markets elsewhere in the world set the price much lower.
New EPA Chief Gina McCarthy will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, but the picture for oil and gas is less clear, especially regarding the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.