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Policy Points: Is Chemical Reform Coming In the 2016 Congress?

As we move into the new year, one major question continues to emerge: In an election year, will Congress be able to pass…
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The SEC Isn’t Enforcing Climate Risk Disclosures By Fossil Fuel Companies

Two of the world's largest fossil fuel companies are under fire for failing to disclose climate risk to their investors. What does it…
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Oregon Militants Arrested, But Is It Really Over?

Eight militants, including leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested and another was killed outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. But…
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Oregon Occupation Update: Multiple Arrests, One Fatality

The dynamics of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon have shifted dramatically, with the arrest of Ammon…
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California Attorney General to Investigate ExxonMobil

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris launched an investigation into ExxonMobil for failing to report climate change risks to shareholders and lying to…
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Nevada Guts Payments for Rooftop Solar, Installers Call It Quits

In a strange decision that is forcing rooftop solar businesses in the sunny state of Nevada to close their doors, the state's utility…
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The ‘Deep Pockets’ Behind the Oregon Takeover

Ammon Bundy styles himself a leader of men, but his armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has become a trap.
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Rubio, Bush Continue to Dismiss Climate Change

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have both acknowledged that climate change exists. But both continue to dismiss climate…
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California District to Cut Pollution By Regulating … BBQ Restaurants?

Most of the air pollution in this California region is caused by transportation emissions. So, why is its air district considering regulations for…
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The COP21 Climate Agreement: What Does It Mean for the United States?

Critically, in the words of one U.S. representative at COP21, the final Paris Agreement is “Congress-proof.”
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Benefit Corporations for a Sustainable Economy

If governments around the world want to encourage public-private partnerships that help us transition toward a sustainable economy, then they must also create…
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The Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension and Tax-Exempt Entities

The ITC extension allows tax-exempt entities to programmatically optimize the procurement of renewable energy.
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Corporate Leadership Lessons from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

If attracting a strong executive team and a cadre of effective collaborators are hallmarks of good corporate leadership -- and they are --…
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TransCanada Shows How the TPP Will Threaten Climate

TransCanada's lawsuit against the U.S. government -- which utilize a dispute mechanism in NAFTA -- could be a sign of what's to come…
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Record Homelessness Spurs California, NYC and Hawaii to Act

Both Los Angeles and Hawaii recently declared states of emergency because of escalating homelessness in their states. The answers proposed in the two…