The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), representing 7,500 of the EPA’s 14,300 employees, “signaling its dissatisfaction with the White House’s level of action on climate,” will ask the Biden administration to declare a climate emergency, reports Bloomberg Law. “The request represents a marker for the [AFGE] Council 238 when it sits down with the […]
Tag: Climate Change
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released recommendations on February 28, 2022, indicating the EPA should provide more direction to facilities for including climate change risks in their risk management plans (RMPs). Many facilities that manufacture, use, and store hazardous chemicals are regulated by the EPA and are required to have RMPs in place to […]
Political pressure is heating up for the Biden administration to make changes to achieve climate change goals through regulatory action. Unfortunately for President Joe Biden, his Build Back Better (BBB) bill, the centerpiece for his domestic policy plan, is in trouble after Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he would not vote for the bill in […]
Insurance companies play a special role in creating climate change resilience—a role that was at the forefront of many discussions at the United Nations’ (UN) climate change summit, Conference of the Parties (COP26), held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. “The UN’s Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Climate Action Selwin Hart called on insurers […]
Vermont joins a long list of states that have sued energy companies with allegations that these companies mislead consumers about the impact their products have on global warming. The lawsuit, filed on September 14, 2021, “alleges past and ongoing violations of Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act for concealing crucial information and disseminating misleading statements and advertising […]
News stories continue to reveal the devastating aftermath from Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2021. The storm’s death toll has reached 84 deaths across eight states, including fatalities as far north as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey due to severe flooding from the storm. Some areas in Louisiana […]
Unique climate changes have been reported across every region in the world and in the entire climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released on August 9, 2021. “Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some […]
President Joe Biden hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate April 22–23, 2021, during which 40 international leaders met virtually as part of an extended Earth Day event. The purpose of the Summit was to unite nations around the globe in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Attendees included China President Xi Jinping, Russia President Vladimir Putin, […]
After months of negotiations between the state legislature and the governor, on March 26, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed pioneering bipartisan state climate change legislation into law.
Newly appointed EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the publication of climate change information on the Agency’s newly restored climate change webpage for the first time in 4 years.