government policy

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.

How Trump’s Proposed Climate Science Budget Cuts Will Impact You

The Donald Trump administration is proposing deep cuts to the NOAA’s budget. But it will not stop global warming. It will only make…

Interest in Alberta Tar Sands Oil Wanes, But Keystone XL Pipeline Could Still Pay Off

Oil companies are losing money on Canadian tar sands oil, but production continues and the Keystone XL pipeline could be the big winner.

Greenpeace: Brazil Could Soon Deforest Protected Land

Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil's forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision…

Trump’s Manufacturing Roundtable: What U.S. CEOs Want

How do you bring "millions of jobs" back to the U.S.? That was President Trump's signature question for 24 manufacturing leaders at a…

NRDC Prepares for Legal Battle with Trump

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) plans to take legal action to combat the Donald Trump administration’s "anti-environment" agenda, senior officers said in…

Businesses Step Up Efforts to Ensure Paid Family Leave

Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that…

Slashing the EPA Budget Would Endanger The Health Of Millions Of Americans

The Donald Trump administration may slash as much as 25 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and cut its staff by 20…

EPA Withdraws Methane Disclosure Rule For Oil and Gas Drillers

The EPA will no longer ask oil and gas drilling companies to disclose information on methane emissions at their existing operations, reversing a…

Singapore Plans Southeast Asia’s First Carbon Tax

The tax would hit 40 to 50 large polluters and be the city-state's first concrete economic plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As Feds Devalue Science, It’s Time To Take It to the City

If you’re frustrated that EPA regulations might be rolled back, recognize that local government could offer answers, argues climate resilience consultant Joyce Coffee.

Policy Points: Boosting the Business Voice Against the Immigration Ban

Businesses are coming together in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial travel and immigration policies -- a trend the American Sustainable Business…

The Coming Boomer Generation Bailout Crisis

Think the Wall Street bailout was painful? Soon that may seem like the good old days as America pays for the boomer generation's…