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CXC Policy Roundup, Massachusetts, News

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Baker calls for climate preparedness bill, major hurdles remain: Speaking at a press conference in Fitchburg on Tuesday (9/15), Governor Baker called on lawmakers to pass a $1 billion climate adaptation bill...

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"Be a little less of an individual" Author and Activist Bill McKibben

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“Be a little less of an individual” Author and Activist Bill McKibben

If you care about the climate crisis, or generally have been paying attention to the climate movement over the past few decades, it is likely that you are more than familiar with Bill McKibben. He is the person responsible for...

SCPN Spotlight: Rachel Kriegsman on Clean Energy Education

All across the country, members of our State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

It’s Not Forest Management, It’s the Reality of Living in a Warmer World

As the West Coast erupts into an ever-increasing inferno of devastating wildfires, we bear witness to the realities of living in, and with, the climate crisis. This is only a glimpse into what the future will increasingly look like, which...

The Cooler Earth podcast is back for its 4th season!

Season 4 of Cooler Earth the Podcast Launches September 17th This year has been…. well, a lot. We have witnessed the emergence of a global pandemic, which has disproportionately killed African Americans and people of color, and triggered an economic crisis...

CXC Policy Roundup, Massachusetts, News
September 10th Roundup: Hottest Summer on Record

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - "Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, other agencies sue administration of President Donald Trump over plan to gut National Environmental Policy Act" (Melissa Hanson, MassLive): [read article] - 35 days since the climate conference...

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A green recovery is what the country needs right now – we have proof of how it would work

Amid the public health and economic crisis that succeeded it this year, economists, environmentalists, social justice advocates, and policymakers are calling for the prioritization of a climate-focused federal stimulus — which could be the “difference between success and failure when...

Federal, Politics
Webinar Highlights: A Fireside Chat With U.S. Congressman Sean Casten

Although the current federal administration has deregulated and decreased many important environmental regulations over the past four years, this is not to say that important climate work isn’t occurring at the national level.  Congressman Sean Casten, a first term Representative from...

Massachusetts, Politics

This week, Green New Deal co-author and longtime carbon pricing champion Senator Ed Markey fended off a challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy III in what turned out to be a historic result to a contentious election that Markey was not...

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Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon...

Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

Communicating the climate crisis

Communicating the climate crisis is a critical part of moving policy solutions forward and gaining the collective buy-in necessary for creating a future that is not dependent on the heat trapping gases that have resulted in this crisis. However, this...

Climate XChange releases guide to carbon pricing policy

Climate XChange recently released Recommendations for State-Level Carbon Pollution Pricing, a comprehensive guide to designing legislation or executive branch action to implement either carbon pollution fees or cap-and-trade policies. The guide is accompanied by a Sample Carbon Fee/Tax Legislation and...

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Landmark Environmental Justice Legislation Passed in New Jersey

Last week on the afternoon of August 27th, New Jersey’s legislative branch passed Senate Bill 232, a historic piece of legislation acknowledging the disproportionate impacts of climate change on environmental justice communities and implementing measures to make it far more...

SCPN Spotlight: Anya Flood Taylor on Youth-Led Climate Activism

All across the country, members of our State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

August 28th Roundup: Nina Schlegel on Councilor Wu’s Green New Deal

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - "Koch academic influence returns to Massachusetts with new Tufts University think tank" (Dana Drugmand, Nation of Change): [read] - "National Grid Lobbied Against Massachusetts Bills to Expand Renewable Energy" (Itai Vardi, Energy &...

Climate Change Takes the Stage at the Democratic National Convention

Last week, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris formally accepted the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President at the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The convention was unprecedented this year, not only because of its almost entirely virtual format, but also...

Despite Deep Ties to Fossil Fuels, Texas Sets Its Sights on Clean Energy

When looking into energy in the state of Texas, what first comes to mind are large quantities of oil and gas production; this is certainly the case, but it is only part of the full story.   Texas has a long history...

How Climate Risk Could Be the Perfect Conservative Argument for Climate Action

In January of this year, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink penned an open letter about the dangers of climate risk, calling on investors “to reassess core assumptions about modern finance.” As the world’s largest asset manager, with $7.4 trillion under management,...

Aug. 20th Roundup: Michelle Wu unveils GND for Boston

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - 14 days and counting: climate conference committee update: It's been fourteen days since the formation of the 6-member conference committee charged with reconciling differences between the Senate (S.2500) and House...

Update: Next CEJA Version to Prioritize Holding Utilities Accountable

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition recently announced that a new version of its bill, the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), will soon be released. CEJA is a bill that invests in clean energy and jobs training to rapidly decarbonize Illinois...

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