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Climate hawks pressure Biden to replace Fed chair

By Sylvan Lane

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.


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.


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

By Katie Shepherd

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 restricted voting rights.


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

By Andrew Duehren

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 have avoided in the debate about how to cover the cost of an infrastructure package.


Philadelphia Commits to Carbon Neutrality By 2050

By Rudy Chinchilla

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.


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.


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

By Colin A. Young

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 on the group of lawmakers negotiating a climate bill to produce a final product soon.


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 more than 3,800 voters.


The District, three states sign agreement to curb transportation emissions

By Luz Lazo

The group, which could be joined by other states, set a goal of reducing vehicle pollution by 26 percent in the next decade.


Connecticut power plant proposal at odds with climate goals, critics say

By Lisa Prevost

As Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s climate council finalizes recommendations for how the state can meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals, state agencies are simultaneously overseeing final approvals for a new natural gas-fired power plant.