A recently discovered oil leak along an important waterway may give further weight to the Standing Rock Sioux’s efforts to keep crude oil away from its primary water source. But will the message be too late?
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
President-elect Donald Trump is systematically stacking his cabinet with people who oppose the existence of the very organizations they’re tasked to run. This group must have one heckuva secret lair. It’s probably already being built under Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., with a secret passage planned from the White House War Room. Here’s a line-up of the key players and their superpowers.
Though much about Donald Trump is chaotic and unpredictable, his overall agenda as a businessman and politician is clear and consistent: He wants to make himself more powerful, and he doesn’t care how he does it, writes businessman and philanthropist Tom Steyer.
If they care about creating jobs, driving economic growth and saving consumers’ money, here’s one industry our elected officials in Washington and beyond should support: energy efficiency.
Donald Trump’s transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors who worked on climate change-related projects. But the department politely declined the request on Tuesday, essentially telling Trump and company to stuff it.
A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet. The shocking projections should spur local leaders and urban planners into more proactive action.
Chicago illuminates the inequity of weather impacts on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color -– an injustice that will only intensify as the climate shifts to more heat and more floods in the region.
By choosing Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to lead the Manufacturing Council, Trump may have touched off a sustainability tug-of-war in his administration.
The Obama administration denied a key route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. But that doesn’t mean the fight is over for those seeking to protect vital water sources. In fact, with President-elect Donald Trump due to arrive to the White House in just a few weeks, it’s just entered a new stage.
The president-elect won on a divisive message that promises to put America first and turn back the tide of globalization to ensure America’s greatness. But the evidence suggests he may have a tough time following through.
President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to stop the Indiana air-conditioning manufacturer from moving a plant to Mexico has been one of the most discussed of his pre-presidency moves. Mr. Trump contends he has saved more than 1,000 U.S. jobs. However, experts — including Greg Hayes, the CEO of United Technologies (UTC), Carrier’s parent firm — indicate the decision will ultimately result in fewer jobs.