Scientific American, by L. Delta Merner, Brenda Ekwurzel on July 1, 2021 A court in The Netherlands has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its carbon emissions—and more. In late May, a Dutch court brought new hope to addressing climate change by ruling that Royal Dutch Shell must cut carbon emissions from both its operations and the oil […]continue reading
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Mining power: EPA’s Pruitt aims to short-circuit Clean Water Act
By Jessica Hathaway June 28, 2018, NationalFisherman.com Three days before the deadline for public comments on the proposed Pebble Mine project in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directed his staff to create a rule limiting the agency’s ability to regulate projects under Clean Water Act guidelines. These are the exact guidelines that commercial fishermen and […]continue reading
Carbon taxes? Inslee wants a look
By John Stang, crosscut.com Gov. Jay Inslee wants a climate change panel to consider a cap-and-trade program on industrial emissions and a carbon tax to be sent to the Washington Legislature as recommendations. Meanwhile, the panel’s two Republican members want the economic costs of any climate change-related proposals researched before any are adopted. The […]continue reading
Carbon pricing is catching on around the globe — just not in Washington, D.C.
June 5, 2013 By John Upton More than 40 national governments and 20 states or other “sub-national” governments are now charging polluters for emitting greenhouse gases, or plan to start in the coming years, according to a new report from the World Bank. The U.S., of course, is not one of the countries with a […]continue reading