Carlie Clarcq

Quinault Nation Looks to Carbon Pricing to Preserve Cultural Ties and Adapt to Climate Impacts

Like many Indigenous people around the world, the people of the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) have always been intrinsically connected to the natural environment. Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Olympic Mountains, the reservation depends upon natural resources as...

Webinar Recap: The Role of Agriculture and Carbon Capture as Natural Climate Solutions

As we get closer to 2030, the year that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given us to reduce our emissions by 50% before we face catastrophic climate effects, it becomes more essential to find creative solutions to reduce...

Florida Passes its First Bill Addressing Climate Change

For the past three years, Senator Jose Javier Rodríguez has arrived to work every day in Tallahassee wearing rain boots with the words #ActOnClimateFL clearly visible on the side. In the Sunshine State, climate change-caused sea level rise, coastal erosion,...

New Jersey’s Plan for Investing RGGI Funds Intends to Put Equity at the Forefront

On March 11th, New Jersey participated in their first Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction after formally rejoining the Northeast cap-and-invest program last year. This auction generated more than $20 million in funding for the state, and last Friday, New...

The Tennessee Legislator Fighting Air Pollution with Carbon Pricing Policy

Since the start of 2019, 44 different carbon pricing bills have been introduced in states in every region of the country. While some states have considered carbon pricing for many years, such as Massachusetts and Oregon, others are just beginning...

Webinar Recap: Cities Confronting the Climate Crisis

Across the U.S., states are passing smart climate policy. In the first few months of 2020 alone, Virginia passed legislation committing the state to clean energy by 2050, Rhode Island set the most ambitious energy targets of any state in...

Coronavirus Compounds Health Risks of Air Pollution

The coronavirus crisis has completely transformed life across the globe. Already, COVID-19 infections span across six continents and cases are confirmed in almost every country, with the virus yet to peak in most. While the disease has affected the lives...

Webinar Recap: Why Carbon Pricing is a Public Health Issue

The coronavirus outbreak and current pandemic is proving how overwhelming and disruptive health crises can be. While this pandemic is elevating visibility and public concern over public health, there has been another massive issue affecting our communities for decades: pollution...

Republican Walkout Halts Cap-and-Invest (Again), but Gov. Brown Commits to Climate

The 2020 Oregon legislative session just ended with yet another Republican walkout, once again halting the passage of cap-and-invest legislation.  In late February, Senate Bill 1530 made it to the Senate floor. However, Republican Senators refused to attend the vote, prompting...