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Reporting on timber lobbying prompts Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to call for audit of state institute

By Tony Schick and Rob Davis Photo by Kaylee Domzalski

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute worked to undercut academic research and acted as a lobbying and public relations arm for the timber industry. Now, the governor has asked for an audit.


Providing a Local Perspective on Global Climate Change

By Abby Leeds Photo: Tom Campbell

How important is climate change to you personally? This question is guaranteed to produce a wide range of opinions across America. The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication groups the American public into six audiences – alarmed, concerned, cautious, disengaged, doubtful and dismissive.


States Are Laying a Road Map for Climate Leadership

By Sam Ricketts, Rita Cliffton, Lola Oduyeru, and Bill Holland Photo: Getty/Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group

The United States and the world face an urgent crisis—one that requires American leadership at home and abroad. But while the Trump administration is utterly failing in the task due to incompetence, indifference, corruption, or all three, America’s state and local governments are rising to the challenge and showing what leadership should look like.


Climate successes from the states

By Jamie DeMarco

Climate successes from the states By Jamie DeMarco, CCL State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator We are all looking forward to the day when we can safely meet with your community and lawmakers again, working for climate solutions that we urgently need. But during this time, I encourage you not to lose sight…


Public Supports East Coast Climate Pact—More Than Governors

By Irvin Dawid Photo: Artur Staszewski / Flickr

Public comments were largely favorable regarding the 12-state program intended to reduce transportation emissions by using a cap-and-invest system, but governors are cautious due to an expected effect on gas prices.


GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

By Andrew Selsky

Republican Senators Slipped Out Of The Oregon State Capitol On Monday, Preventing The Senate From Convening In An Attempt To Doom A Bill Aimed At Stemming Global Warming.


This one weird trick can help any state or city pass clean energy policy

By David Roberts Photo: Shutterstock

Federal climate politics in the US remains as gridlocked as ever, but the past few years have seen a remarkable flourishing of climate and clean energy policy at the subnational level, in states and cities across the country…


2019 Was a Watershed Year for Clean Energy Commitments from U.S. States and Utilities

By Lori Bird and Tyler Clevenger

U.S. states and utilities made more ambitious clean energy commitments in 2019 than ever before, with many committing to reaching 50% or 100% clean energy in the coming decades.


States band together to tackle car emissions

An initiative among 12 mid-Atlantic and northeast states, as well as Washington, D.C., just released its first draft proposal for lowering vehicle emissions.