President Joseph Biden Jr. signed Executive Order (EO) 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability, on December 8, 2021. This EO directs the federal government to decarbonize by 2050 and orders it to “lead by example” and use its “scale and procurement power” to achieve five ambitious goals: 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by […]
Tag: environmental policy
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 […]
Checks and balances within our country’s law-making processes were constitutionally created and designed to prevent any one of the three branches (the executive, the legislative, or the judiciary) from wielding too much power.
Environmental activists mourn the loss of U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18, 2020, due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer at the age of 87.
Politicians are gearing up for another brawl in the capitol over the Republican push to quickly appoint a replacement for late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. What will it mean for the climate change cases and other legal matters involving the environment expected to be considered by the high court this fall and […]
Fall election campaigns are in full swing. It is a very confusing time for the nation, with the economy still reeling on the heels of an unprecedented response to a pandemic.
House Democrats revealed a 547-page climate crisis action plan in mid-June that is being billed as “the most ambitious climate change plane to date,” according to Politico.
Introduced in the House and Senate on February 7, 2019, the Green New Deal is a proposed resolution that goes much further than recognizing climate change as the ultimate environmental threat. It also directly links climate change to “systemic racial, regional, social, environmental, and economic injustices” that disproportionately affect indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant […]
Even with more than 4 decades of experience in government and industry, William Barr, President Donald Trump’s choice to be the nation’s next attorney general (AG), does not have much of a public record on environmental law and regulation.
The results of the November 2018 midterm elections could have an impact on environmental policy and enforcement. Less noticed than the takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives by the Democrats, but also significant, were victories by Democrats in four state attorney general (AG) contests. Nationwide, the voting shifted the balance in favor of Democrats, […]