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Manchin’s strategy isn’t climate denial — it’s craftier

By Chelsea Harvey Photo: Chip Somodevilla , Getty Images
Sen. Joe Manchin isn’t a climate denier — at least not in the traditional sense. He doesn’t deny the existence of human-caused climate change.
12/23/21
                                                               
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What losing Build Back Better means for climate change

By Lauren Sommer Photo: Justin Sullivan , Getty Images
With billions of dollars for clean energy, the Build Back Better legislation has the potential to substantially and rapidly cut heat-trapping emissions in the U.S. But Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., rejected the bill on Sunday,…
12/20/21
                                                               

Climate hawks pressure Biden to replace Fed chair

By Sylvan Lane Photo: Greg Nash
Environmentalists are pressing President Biden to factor in the Federal Reserve’s record on climate change under Jerome Powell when he decides whether to renominate the central bank’s chairman for a second term.
09/02/21
                                                               

Progressives launch campaign to exclude gas from Congress’s clean electricity program

By Rachel Frazin
Progressives are pushing to try to keep natural gas out of a Democratic proposal aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the electric sector.
09/01/21
                                                               

Inspired by Texas Dems, Lindsey Graham urges Republicans to ‘leave town’ to stop $3.5 trillion budget package

By Katie Shepherd Photo: Evelyn Hockstein , AP
In a ploy to hamper Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget package, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham on Sunday proposed his fellow Republican senators follow the example of the Democratic Texas lawmakers who left their state to stop legislation that would have…
07/19/21
                                                               

Bipartisan Group Backs Gas-Tax Increase as Option to Fund Infrastructure

By Andrew Duehren Photo : Justin Lane , Shutterstock
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers endorsed a report that includes raising the gasoline tax as a possible way to pay for infrastructure spending, lending support to a measure that both Republican and Democratic proposals…
04/23/21
                                                               

Philadelphia Commits to Carbon Neutrality By 2050

By Rudy Chinchilla Photo: Anthony Pezzotti/File Photograph
Scientific consensus indicates “that we have to go further if we are truly to prevent the worst impacts of climate change,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.
01/15/21
                                                               

Cities, states would lose voice on model energy code updates under proposal

By Alex Ruppenthal
The International Code Council is set to consider a proposal that would strip public sector members of their voting rights on updates to influential model building energy code.
01/13/21
                                                               

‘All-Out Offensive’ Planned on Climate Bills in Mass

By Colin A. Young Photo by DeAgostini
With the time left to make a deal ticking away and other matters jockeying for attention, climate policy advocates are mounting an effort -- one group declared it "an all-out offensive" -- to keep pressure…
12/26/20
                                                               

Survey: Voters support bold actions on transportation, climate issues

By DJ Simmons
A majority of eastern U.S. voters support the multi-state Transportation and Climate Initiative as a way to jump-start the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently released scientific survey of…
12/25/20