Noa Dalzell

New Jersey is finally back in RGGI, and that’s a good start

After an eight year hiatus, New Jersey is officially back in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). On June 17th, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted two rules prompting the state to rejoin the electric-sector cap-and-invest program. The...

It’s Not Over Yet: Oregon Governor Will Push Forward Cap-and-Invest

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) announced on Monday that she is prepared to use her executive order privileges to push forward the state’s contentious cap-and-invest plan.  The legislation, which would make Oregon just the second state in the nation to put...

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Jay Inslee’s Newest Climate Plan Is Ambitious, Comprehensive, and Exactly What the US Needs

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is running for president as the indisputable climate change candidate. He recently made headlines for challenging the Democratic National Convention to host a climate debate, and his campaign has been rolling out sweeping and ambitious climate...

Oregon Senate Republicans Flee State to Avoid Vote on Cap-and-Invest Bill

A Senate vote on Oregon’s highly-anticipated cap-and-invest bill (HB 2020) was scheduled for yesterday, June 20th, but Senate Republicans have left the Capitol in a last-ditch effort to block the legislation. The GOP lawmakers, holding super minorities in both legislative...

A Closer Look at New York City’s New Groundbreaking Climate Bill

It’s been dubbed by many as the most aggressive climate bill to have passed in the nation, while for others, it remains a complete unknown. Local Law 97, which was overwhelmingly approved by the New York City Council on April...

Pennsylvania Carbon Pricing Bills Slated for Introduction

After a petition to study cap-and-invest was accepted by Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) in mid-April, advocates wondered if legislators would capitalize on the state’s newfound momentum for carbon pricing and introduce bills of their own.   It now looks like...

University Student Sparks Nebraska Carbon Pricing Debate

Steve Kirchner is a recent graduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He is a history major, a wrestling enthusiast, and — like 48 percent of  Nebraskans— a Republican. He also happens to be one of the most outspoken carbon...

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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...

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...