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Q&A: Whitehouse on Big Oil probe, committee plans

By Emma Dumain

Senate Budget Chair Sheldon Whitehouse has used his new perch to make the case for climate action.


Former House Oversight chairwoman breaks silence on Big Oil probe

By Maxine Joselow

Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! Happy International Women’s Day and happy hump day. Today we’re reading about why airlines want to charge you for flying on french-fry oil. 🍟


Jimmy Carter Signed 14 Major Environmental Bills and Foresaw the Threat of Climate Change

By Jonathan Alter

From “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life”  by Jonathan Alter. Copyright © 2020 by Jonathan Alter. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. This year’s wildfires and hurricanes leave no doubt that climate change…


Senate overturns federal rule on ESG investments, Biden vows to veto

By Christina Wilkie

The Senate on Wednesday voted to overturn a Labor Department rule that permits fiduciary retirement fund managers to consider climate change, good corporate governance and other factors when making investments on behalf of pension plan participants.


Biden wants ‘green’ economy, but talks fail to revive key aluminum plant

By Steven Mufson

An equity fund, unions and Washington’s governor all wanted to restart an idle factory needed for the auto industry, but a federal power agency has balked


Why the government fails to limit many dangerous chemicals in the workplace

By Sharon Lerner

Before his shift at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Niagara Falls, N.Y., in May 2021, a worker peed in a cup.
Before he clocked out, he did it again.
Goodyear shipped both specimens to a lab to measure the amount of a chemical called ortho-toluidine. The results, reviewed by ProPublica, showed that the worker had enough of it in his body to put him at an increased risk for bladder cancer — and that was before his shift. After, his levels were nearly five times as high.


Biden Casts America as Climate Leader and Promises a ‘Low-Carbon Future’

By Lisa Friedman and Jim Tankersley

President Biden appeared before an overflowing United Nations convention on Friday to reclaim America’s role as a leader on climate change and to stress a renewed U.S. commitment to stop the planet from catastrophic warming.


Biden pushes to require big federal contractors to cut climate pollution

Maxine Joselow

Federal suppliers would also have to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and the climate change risks they face under the proposed rule.


Pelosi accuses Republicans of treating climate crisis like ‘it’s all a hoax’ at Cop27

By Oliver Milman and Nina Lakhani

Nancy Pelosi has accused Republicans of treating the climate crisis like “it’s all a hoax” while at the Cop27 climate talks in Egypt, where the US delegation is attempting to remain upbeat about continued progress on dealing with global heating despite uncertainty over the midterm election results.


Nations converge to address climate change

By Lisa Friedman

World leaders will gather in Egypt next week to confront climate change at a moment of colliding crises: a war in Europe that has upended energy markets, rising global inflation, deep political divisions in many countries and tension between the world’s two greatest polluters, China and the United States.