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Climate Legislation

Climate LegislationFor almost two decades now, Congress has found it impossible to pass comprehensive climate legislation. It came close in the last session, but the Senate let a House bill die before reaching the floor for debate. What now?
"What is effective is talking to voters," says a founder of Climate Hawks Vote in an interview. "Luckily, that kind of work doesn't take a lot of money."
Earlier this month, Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz won his party's primary race by just 1,769...
Aug 20, 2014 | Read More
Tar sands, deepsea drilling and other projects would lose money if lower demand, CO2 restrictions or other factors forced crude prices below $95.
Critics of environmentally risky oil projects proposed for deep undersea and Canada's tar sands got...
Aug 18, 2014 | Read More
Republicans and Democrats, environmentalists and the business community, get behind the groundbreaking bill.
Adapting for climate change is no longer just a recommendation in New York State. It is about to...
Aug 5, 2014 | Read More
This year, $230 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will go to programs for low-income and minority people.
One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go...
Jun 25, 2014 | Read More
With the deadline to expand the cap-and-trade program less than six months away, energy companies are urging the two governments to pull back.
OTTAWA—When you combine climate change, an unlikely partnership between Californians and French-...
Jun 12, 2014 | Read More
The Bloomberg administration has done what it can to require future mayors to deal with global warming. But will Bill de Blasio follow Bloomberg's lead?
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 22, 2013 | Read More
Superstorm Sandy: Global Warming Is Here
Sandy struck the city. Fory-four New Yorkers died. Thousands of homes were lost. The devastation pushed adaptation to the top of Bloomberg's priorities.
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 21, 2013 | Read More
The city's economic reality flipped 180 degrees. The budget deficit reached $4 billion. Bloomberg's climate plan would suffer, but only briefly.
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 20, 2013 | Read More
The pace was frantic. People were exhausted and cranky. Some spent nights in their offices. At times they felt they'd never get all the work done.
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 19, 2013 | Read More
The plans they had crafted over the past five years were only the beginning of what NYC needed. Sandy showed them they had to do much more, much faster.
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 18, 2013 | Read More