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The local government leaders say they'd benefit from the "support and certainty that a federal framework for reducing the power sector’s greenhouse gas emissions could provide."
“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.
The Garden State joins others regulating emissions absent federal policy.
The EPA administrator hopes to curtail California’s aggressive fuel economy standards having already backed the authority of states loosening clean air controls.
Meanwhile, Alaska’s congressional delegation has backed offshore drilling in some places but wants local consultation before finalizing a plan.
From pesticide regulations to land use policy, Democratic leaders in states across the country spent 2017 fighting President Trump on the environment, a conflict that shows no sign of letting up this year.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
January 22, 2018
“There really has been a convergence of factors over the last four or five years that has made this a really good time for New York to jump in,” according to Proterra's chief commercial officer.
January 17, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.
As technology is celebrated at CES, state transportation leaders huddled to assess its impact on everything from the environment to their departments’ business models.
Native American tribes are opposed to GOP legislation that would change the size and management of the Obama-era national monument, which President Trump has sought to shrink.
A number of state and local officials are opposing the leasing of previously protected waters.
The state’s environmental regulations are known to be stringent, but they have limits: They apply only to human-caused emissions.
December 14, 2017
Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.
Seven of the state’s 10 largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 years.
, The Atlantic
December 7, 2017
The city needs the federal government's cooperation to make its climate-change resiliency plan work.
December 6, 2017
"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“Congress needs to act," said U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, as he discussed the National Environmental Policy Act on Wednesday.
But there aren’t huge boosts in the appropriations proposal either for programs that are significant for states and localities.
The last permitting hurdle for the $8 billion project has been cleared, after nine years of controversy and delay.
November 20, 2017
The lab-grown, EPA-approved male insects are infected with bacteria that renders females infertile upon mating.
November 8, 2017
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