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An assorted compilation of blog entries sourced from various corners of the web, all focused on the subject of climate change. Fresh additions are made as significant, novel articles emerge. The lineup of contributors encompasses CCR co-founder Mike Shatzkin, along with distinguished authorities like Gordian Raacke, John Englander, Steve Cohen, Richard Heede, Mary Foster Morgan, and Joel Stronberg. Additionally, the roster includes associates of CCR such as authors Cyril Christo, Linda Sunshine, Abby Luby, Paige Peterson, and Biddle Duke.

Does US Climate Policy Have a Herring Problem? (Part 3)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 05/17/24
Parts 1 and 2 of “Does US Climate Policy Have a Herring Problem?”, discussed the deference as well as a number of other cases, e.g., Jarkesy, that together could radically change the way regulatory and quasi-judicial proceedings are triggered and conducted.
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Does US Climate Policy Have a Herring Problem? (Part 2)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 05/07/24
The instruments of the deference’s possible destruction will be the high court’s decisions in two cases involving herring fishing. The cases, Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless Inc. v. US Department of Commerce could be to administrative law what Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health has been to as a…
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Does US Climate Policy Have a Herring Problem?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 05/01/24
It is nearly impossible to conceive of any significant environmental regulation over the past four decades that has not involved the application of the “Chevron deference.” It’s one reason conservatives and others, e.g., the fossil fuel industry, are now rooting for the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to strike down the…
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Are the Young at the Heart of Biden’s Election Problems: What About Climate?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/24/24
The reelection of Donald Trump would be an unmitigated disaster for the environment. Will young voters allow that to happen? Or will they once again step in to help save the Democratic climate agenda? As always, it's complicated, and it's not at all clear what's likely to happen. It appears,…
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Climate Politics: The View from Washington (10th Apr.)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/10/24
Congress is back from its Easter break, and things are as messed up as they left it. As has been the case over the past months, the chaos in the House continues to negatively impact Congress' ability to respond to the critical issues of the day, including how to handle…
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Climate Policy’s Search for the 100th Monkey

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/04/24
Just the other day, I bumped into the 100th monkey theory. Never heard of it? Neither had I. But I believe it’s a tale with a message that the clean energy and climate communities should think about seriously. Lyall Watson is credited with popularizing the “putative [monkey] phenomenon.” Watson, a…
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Republican Politics of the Absurd and the Climate Debate

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/03/24
Like many Americans, I was gob-smacked the other morning when I saw the video of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge collapse. Disasters of such magnitude take lives as well as forever changing those that survive. Living in the Baltimore, Washington area, I’ve often driven over the Key Bridge, as have…
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Climate Politics: The View from Washington (12th Mar.)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 03/12/24
Congress finally passed a FY2023 appropriations bill for six federal agencies. The vote on the package was 339-85. The package includes the following funding bills: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment,…
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Climate Politics: The View from Washington (28th Feb.)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 02/28/24
Republicans and Democrats are once again playing a game of political chicken over government funding. Who will blink first? Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Congress is again facing a potential government shutdown because House Republicans won’t play nice with each other—or with the Democrats. According to the…
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Climate Politics: The View from Washington (11th Feb.)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 02/11/24
There’s a sign on the door of the Capitol that says Congress Doesn’t Work Here Anymore. I think that’s a bit harsh. A more accurate description might be Congress barely works here anymore. After all, they are managing to keep the government open—at least until March. So, let’s review the…
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Climate Politics: The View from Washington (9th Jan.)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 01/09/24
Congress is back from its holiday recess. Although it’s a new year, Capitol Hill politicians are facing many of the same old problems—beginning with efforts to avoid a partial or complete federal government shutdown. Congress has eleven days before the first check comes due on the Continuing Resolution (CR) that’s…
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Climate Politics: The View from Washington (11th Dec.)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 12/12/23
It’s the last week Congress will meet before heading home for the holidays. Much like the weeks since the beginning of the current FY2024, this week’s activities on Capitol Hill will be about money and conflict politics--particularly in the Republican House conference. I’ve also added a few miscellaneous bits to…
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