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Business leaders from across the country headed to Washington D.C. this week to push for a federal price on carbon emissions. Over 75 businesses descended on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, representing a range of industries with over $2.5 trillion in...

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Business-as-Usual: How TCI can learn from RGGI and WCI in its modeling exercises

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional initiative in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to reduce transportation emissions through a cap-and-invest program. For more information on the program, check out our other articles on TCI or our recent comment...

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New York Climate Bill Endorsed by Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made headlines this week for urging New York State Legislators to support the state’s Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA). Schumer, one of the most powerful Democrats in the country, sent a detailed letter on...

May 21st Roundup: Baker Admin Blasted for Missing Compressor Data

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] - Programming Note: With the Memorial Day holiday next week, the Roundup will be in your inbox on Wednesday next week, instead of Tuesday. Don't forget to honor all those women and men...

Mixed Concerns from Equity Groups at Latest TCI Workshop

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is an initiative to reduce transportation emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic through a cap-and-invest program. Click here for an overview on TCI, or here to see our latest official comment letter to TCI leadership. This past Wednesday,...

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Oregon Cap-and-Invest Bill Nearing Passage

After nearly a decade of work, Oregon’s high-profile cap-and-invest bill appears to be poised for passage. Last week, lawmakers released what is looking to be the final, 181-page version of the highly anticipated legislation. The new bill includes 84 amendments...

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Now What? Why there are not two sides to this story

“This is just too well-established to follow the journalism practice of having both sides. I don’t have to bring in someone to debate gravity, it’s the same here… The idea that there are two sides is a carefully cultivated lie.” This...

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May 15th Roundup: It’s the Green Economy, Stupid

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Environment Committee Considers Range Of Climate Bills” (Craig LeMoult, WGBH): “The Massachusetts Legislature's Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture heard testimony Tuesday on 20 bills covering a wide range of environmental topics....

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Hace mucho tiempo que sabemos que el cambio climático perjudica de manera desproporcionada a las comunidades de color y de bajos ingresos. Estudios recientes muestran que el 80% de latinos en Estados Unidos viven en áreas que no cumplen con...

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Webinar Recap: The Role of Carbon Pricing in a Just Transition

We’ve long known that climate change disproportionately harms low-income and communities of color. Recent studies show 80% of Latinos live in areas that do not meet Environmental Protection Agency standards for air quality, while 68% of African Americans live within...

Now What? The Nobel Prize was a win for civil society in general

“The Nobel Prize is an accomplishment for civil society in general, and I hope that people working on other issues take a bit of credit for this as well.” This week on the podcast, we are doing things a little differently....

Ralph Northam Backtracks on RGGI Promises

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam became a household name after a yearbook photo of him donning blackface surfaced just months into his term. Northam subsequently held a press conference in which he denied being in the racist photo but admitted to...

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May 7th Roundup: Mayor Morse Moves to Stop Natural Gas Expansion

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here.] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Senate To Release Budget This Afternoon: The Senate Ways and Means Committee plans to release its budget bill this morning (Tuesday 7th). The Senate will begin its annual budget debate on Tuesday,...

The dollars and cents of carbon pricing in Massachusetts

2019 could be a big year for climate policy in the Commonwealth. Between House and Senate bills, and executive branch action, there are a multitude of initiatives, each with their strengths and weaknesses, that put a price on carbon emissions...

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Denver Advocates Look to Get “Carbon Pricing” on November Ballot

A group of Denver environmentalists introduced a ballot initiative that will impose a fee on all electricity and heat generated by coal and natural gas in the city. It’s not exactly a carbon price because the fee will not apply...

Now What? The data doesn’t speak for itself, you have to speak for it

“When people say human caused climate change is just a theory, I tell them well gravity is just a theory too, but if you fall off a cliff, you’re going down.” Susan Joy Hassol is the Director of Climate Communication, a...

Rhode Island Carbon Pricing Study Receives Long-Awaited Funding

A carbon pricing study is finally coming Rhode Island’s way. The much-anticipated announcement comes two years after a bill authorizing a study on the effectiveness of state-level carbon pricing was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Gov....

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