Politics

The latest on how environmental sustainability is affecting politics at every level.

EPA chief: the new USMCA trade agreement is “the first time environmental provisions are the center of a North American Trade Agreement”

Recently, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will be “the first time ever environmental provisions are…

August 17, 2020

New Trump administration policy may restrict sustainability investing, making it more difficult to invest in ESG funds that ‘put social goals before profits’

The Trump administration is back with another policy change affecting the environment: restricting American's access to ESG funds. Recently, the…

July 9, 2020

Biden’s Clean Energy Revolution plan would put America back in the driver’s seat. But will he be the one to make it happen?

In 2008, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2050. It was, by…

June 25, 2020

Lindsey Graham and three other Senators introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act, a new bipartisan bill to help farmers get involved in carbon markets

It’s rare for a bipartisan climate bill to reach the Senate but that’s what happened today with the Growing Climate…

June 4, 2020

G7 Summit 2020: Trump is postponing the meeting until at least September — and doesn’t have any plans to discuss climate change

The G7 Summit 2020 is this year's long-anticipated meeting between some of the world's most powerful leaders, representing America, Canada,…

May 31, 2020

After lobbyists predicted a quid pro quo for big oil, Susan Collins and two other Republican Senators wrote to Mnuchin to seek aid for renewables

On Wednesday, the IRS announced it and the Treasury Department are providing tax relief for renewable energy projects “… that produce electricity…

May 31, 2020

New report exposes powerful politician Douglas Domenech for attempting to get two of his family members opportunities at the EPA

It isn't the first time Douglas Domenech came under the spotlight for questionable ethical behavior. Back in 2017, he was…

May 29, 2020

COP26, the United Nations’ influential climate conference, is being postponed by a year and we’ve lost yet another opportunity to solidify the Paris Agreement

As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase in the U.S. and around the world, social distancing rules are…

May 28, 2020

The Head Of The EPA Said ‘Our Air, Water, And Land Is Cleaner’ Under Trump. His Claim Is Completely Wrong.

When the head of the EPA tweets “our air, water, and land is cleaner” during a presidency, the response is…

May 23, 2020

Wall Street and big oil predict Democratic compromise on fossil fuel bailout

Wall Street and some top oil and gas lobbyists expect a fossil fuel bailout in the next coronavirus stimulus package…

May 20, 2020

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