government policy

Social Media Firms Hand Reams of Data on Law-Abiding Citizens to Law Enforcement

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) slammed America's top three social networks for willingly providing law enforcement officials with special access…

New Wind Energy Study Aims to Break Transmission Barriers

A study on wind energy benefits in Iowa helps the U.S. wind industry make its case for more wind farms nationwide -- and…

New Project Gives Info On Congressional Climate Change Positions

The ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) climate education project that gives Wikipedia information on the climate positions of each U.S Congressional…

New DOJ Database to Track Police Shooting Deaths, Address Implicit Bias

The Department of Justice committed $750,000 to establish a national database of police-involved deaths. It will be a huge task and the first…

U.K. Government Sued Over Air Pollution Levels

ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it…

Silicon Valley Tycoon Funds Trump Agenda to the Tune of $1.25 Million

Peter Thiel's continued support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been raising eyebrows since last spring, when he emerged as a designated…

Canada Says Yes to a Carbon Tax

Under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has chosen a carbon tax as its national policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a move…

Will America’s Climate Agenda Fall Apart Without Obama?

On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone's minds: What will happen to…

Art of the Possible Redux: How the Paris Agreement Came Into Force and What Happens Next

The door was opened in Paris, and last week we stepped through the threshold, once again affirming the Art of the Possible. How…

3p Weekend: A Triple Bottom Line Look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Earlier this week, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released an open letter to Congressional…

U.S. Pumps $30 Million More Into Hydrogen Economy

The U.S. Energy Department is betting big on the sustainable hydrogen economy of the future, with a new round of $30 million in…

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification…

Trump Inadvertently Hastened Global Climate Accord Ratification

The Paris climate agreement is now legally binding. As the news made its way across the Web, experts lined up to offer their…

What California’s History-Making Climate Laws Mean For Emissions Policy

California fortified its role as a global leader in climate policy with Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197. Here's what they mean…

Peter Thiel Gets Wakeup Call From U.S. Labor Department Over Racial Discrimination

Peter Thiel's data-mining company Palantir claims to celebrate diversity, but it now faces formal charges of racial discrimination.