Carlie Clarcq

Federal judge dismisses the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Western Climate Initiative

Last week, a federal judge dismissed a Trump Administration lawsuit against California’s cap-and-trade program, the Western Climate Initiative — a massive win for the state of California in their continuous battle against the current federal government on environmental protections.  The Department...

Biden’s Clean Energy Plan proposes economic recovery through green investments

Last Tuesday, July 14th, Joe Biden released the second part of his economic agenda proposal, what he calls his ‘Build Back Better’ plan, which focuses specifically on how climate-related investments in clean energy can restimulate the economy.  The plan’s release comes...

SCPN Spotlight: Jessica Hendricks on Advocating for Energy Efficiency

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...

Webinar Recap: Pricing Pollution in Canada

Across the country, passing carbon pollution pricing policies is a challenge, despite there being widespread scientific and economic consensus on the necessity of the policy. But while the U.S. has failed to implement a federal carbon price, Canada has succeeded,...

House Climate Agenda is a Glimpse at How Democrats Hope to Tackle Climate Change

On Tuesday, June 30th, Democrats on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, a committee charged with delivering climate policy recommendations to Congress, introduced the Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America,...

SCPN Spotlight: Jamie Lockwood on Coastal Communities and the Climate Crisis

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...

Vermont bill one step closer to holding government accountable

On Friday, June 19th, the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) passed through Vermont’s Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, a major step in the bill’s progress through the state legislature.  The bill is now in the Appropriations committee and, if it...

How systemic racism determines health outcomes for Black Americans

We are living in a broken system that unfairly targets black Americans in every possible way.  Over the past few weeks, protests have exploded across our country demanding racial justice and the dismantling of the systems that have oppressed Black people...

Webinar Recap: Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector

See the slides from the webinar here  The COVID-19 pandemic is proving how essential transportation is to the function of U.S. society — despite shutdowns and lockdowns across the country, public transportation has remained open throughout, because without it, many essential...