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Two outspoken supporters of the Paris Accord, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced this week that they will launch a new initiative to help drive down greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. and keep the U.S. on track to meet its voluntary commitment to the Paris Accord.
Update: The AP is reporting that the scheduled meeting never happened. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule showed he was slated to meet with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris on March 9 for about a half-hour at a Houston hotel. ...
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit last week accusing opioid manufacturers of fraud, with now three states fighting back against pharmaceutical companies in order to hold them accountable for the ongoing U.S. prescription drug epidemic.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry played the Fukushima card in explaining why the Trump Administration insists it is critical to revive the controversial Yucca Mountain site to store over 70,000 tons of nuclear power waste.
Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th U.S. city to embark upon such a plan.
Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.
New York's attorney general has accused ExxonMobil of using one set of carbon pricing publicly to shareholders while using another internally. ExxonMobil is determined to litigate back hard, but at what cost?
President Donald Trump's plan to reform the air traffic control system across the U.S. could actually result the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions due to increased efficiencies. Do not count on the president to sell those benefits as he touts his plan, however.
The diplomatic isolation of Qatar has raised all kinds of questions about the World Cup and oil prices. But no one has asked about the impact the country's isolation will have on the hundreds of thousands of expat workers building new World Cup venues.
Outrage still festers a week after President Trump announced the U.S. would leave the seminal Paris Agreement. But there are plenty of local leaders and businesses who are willing to step up on climate action.
The Trump Administration has instructed the FDA to rescind a rule that would have streamlined calorie disclosure requirements on chain restaurants' menu items. But businesses are saying the decision adds to labeling confusion that is a burden on the industry in the first place.
The Trump administration is reportedly ready to back away from the Paris Agreement. Is this a big step backwards for global climate change cooperation, or can the private sector and local government plug in those climate action gaps?