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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…
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Going Galt At the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

The armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, are taking too many lessons from John Galt: the fictional…
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Why Do Laws Cater to Big Business When Startups Drive Growth?

With all these one-person or small-team shops opening up, they can’t possibly have an effect on the economy, can they? They can, and…
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California, Feds Reject Volkswagen Recall ‘Fix’

Last week, the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA said "no deal" to Volkswagen's proposal to buy back some of the…
You might have heard that the wealthiest 1 percent of earners have been doing very well.

Income Tax Law Makes Inequality Worse

Corporate law and taxes are dull subjects, and that helps the bad guys get away with it.
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Campbell’s Comes Out in Support of Federal GMO Labeling

Campbell Soup Co. announced that it will now support federal legislation that establishes a standard for GMO labeling. Perhaps even more importantly, Campbell’s…
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CSR Lessons from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Takeover

The group of heavily armed men that is illegally occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon may be linked to ALEC, the…
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3p Weekend: The Silicon Valley You Won’t See on Postcards

Thanks to the influx of large tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area has ballooned in both wealth and population over the past…