government policy

Trump Administration Will Review Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards

In a visit to Michigan this week, U.S. President Donald Trump put a halt to fuel-efficiency programs bolstered by his predecessor -- and…

Protests Mount Against Trump’s Proposed Domestic Spending Cuts

Drastic cuts will impede society's ability to predict extreme weather and other impacts of climate change.

The American Health Care Act Is Fake Health Care

The GOP-backed American Health Care Act is a budget bill. It is designed to reduce federal expenditures on health care -- but it…

Signs Of Bust Behind Ivanka Sales Boom?

The Ivanka fashion brand is reveling in favorable reports after taking a hit attributed to a consumer boycott, but the joy may be…

Some Say Trump’s Interior Pick Could Sell Off Federal Lands

The Donald Trump administration's new Secretary of Interior claims to be a "modern Teddy Roosevelt," but his voting record tells a different story.

Tech Companies Continue to Oppose U.S. Travel Ban

Despite the changes to the Donald Trump administration's travel ban, many in the business community -- including technology companies like Airbnb, Lyft, Uber…

Trump Will Continue Obama’s Biggest Environmental Mistake: More Drilling

For all of former U.S. President Barack Obama's positive moves on clean energy and environmental protection, one glaring black mark remains on his…

Report: Clean Energy and Efficiency Can Cheaply Replace Coal

A new report published by the Natural Resources Defense Council merely quantifies what is becoming increasingly apparent to all – except a few…

3p Weekend: 14 American Cities Tackling Climate Change Today

Despite President Donald Trump's stated plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, cities across the country are stepping in…

Confidential Memo: Dakota Access LLC Knowingly Dismissed Standing Rock Impacts

A confidential memo released by the courts spells out how the Army Corps of Engineers came to believe the Dakota Access Pipeline project…

Transport Companies to Scott Pruitt: Hands Off Clean Diesel

A group of transportation companies and trade associations want to give EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a piece of their mind.

Can Better Data Improve Gender Equality?

Despite what we have achieved so far this century, women are still at a structural disadvantage in nearly every facet of life. On…

States Lead on Carbon Pricing Amidst Federal Uncertainty

As the future of climate politics remains uncertain at the national level, state legislation becomes a crucial focus. And states across the country…

Trump Stands to Gain Financially from EPA Clean Water Rollbacks

Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump's harshest critics say…

House Resources Committee Seeks $50M to Transfer Public Land to States

The House Resources Committee asked congressional budget writers to reserve $50 million in order to transfer federally-managed lands to state and local governments.