government policy

The Other Shoe Drops: Trump Signs Executive Order Gutting Environmental Protections

Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research.…

Trump Nullifies Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule For Federal Contractors

This week incoming President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that essentially rolls back an Obama-era rule requiring companies to disclose labor…

Public Lands Can Survive Political Headwinds with Corporate Investment

Valuing federal properties beyond their timber -- and attracting funding sources for sustainable management -- could be key to paying for healthy forest…

A More Equitable Economy Exists Right Next Door

In Quebec, Canada, co-ops and nonprofit businesses account for 8 to 10 percent of GDP.

Economic, Political Fallout From North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Continues One Year Later

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…

Advocates Prepare For Court Battle As Trump Moves Keystone XL Forward

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…

Trump’s $3 Million Weekend Getaways: When is the Cost of a Presidential Vacation Too Much?

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…

3p Weekend: 7 Companies Led By Refugees

From Fortune 500 companies to trendy startups, these seven corporate stories show what's possible when countries take a chance on people fleeing violence…

Trump Advisors Continue to Urge Climate Inaction

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…

Sustainable Building Techs Jump Into Public Policy

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), a leading alliance of the building sector, is focusing on a new goal: proactive engagement with public…

Is Energy Independence a Cover for Coal?

Of all the actions and orders in Trump's 80+ days in office, none may have more far-reaching or long-lasting impact than the proposed…

Co-Ops Bring Solar to Hundreds Of Rural Communities

A Barack Obama-era solar energy program is helping hundreds of rural communities access low-cost solar through electricity co-ops.

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards.…

Communities Reach For New Tools in the Fight Against Climate Change

Despite the Donald Trump administration's stated plans to roll back federal climate change policies, coastal cities from Texas to California are taking action…

Unmasking The Revised Republican Health Care Plan

Politicians are not succeeding in their quest to reduce healthcare costs. Instead they are shifting healthcare costs and taxes between American demographic groups.