Noa Dalzell

Let’s Not Trade One Public Health Crisis for Another: COVID Response Can’t Ignore Climate

Last Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a sweeping relaxation of rules in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Power plants and factories can now essentially decide for themselves if they are to comply with existing air and water pollution...

Hawaii Carbon Pricing Bill Passes Senate (Again)

A carbon pollution pricing bill in Hawaii passed the Senate for the second year in a row. The bill (SB 3150) passed last week by a 23–2 vote, with four Senators voting in favor but with reservations.  SB 3150 reconfigures the...

How Carbon Pricing in Hawaii Could Become Law this Session (and how you can help)

A carbon pollution pricing bill (Senate Bill 3150) that is widely supported by key legislators and executive officials, is on the move in Hawaii. The bill, which initially prices carbon at $40 per ton, will generate millions in revenue for...

Momentum for Cap-and-Invest Rising in Washington State

A cap-and-invest bill is currently on the move in Washington State. The bill (SB 5981), which will establish a declining cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, was heard last week by the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology committee.  Senator Reuven Carlyle...

Leading on Climate Action in the US: Ten States to Watch in 2020

In 2019, critical groundwork for climate action was laid — millions of young people around the world joined forces to strike for urgent action on climate change, and United States presidential candidates, most prominently Jay Inslee, ran on a platform...

Live from COP 25: Three Takeaways from the United Nations Climate Negotiations

This week, I’m at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain, for the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Despite the two-week conference nearing its end, there aren’t any real outcomes yet...

Minnesota Governor Signs Executive Order Calling for Climate Action

Minnesota — the second fastest-warming state in the country — is moving swiftly to address the climate crisis. On Monday, December 2nd, Governor Tim Walz signed a climate-focused Executive Order calling for the state to create two new government bodies:...

Nevada Governor Signs Executive Order Calling for Market-Based Mechanisms

On November 22nd, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) signed an Executive Order calling for a new statewide climate strategy that will include market-based mechanisms and other greenhouse gas emissions-reducing policies.  Sisolak, serving in his first year as Governor of a state...

Oregon advocates ready for strong climate policy in 2020 — no matter what

It was a sweltering afternoon — just one of many in the warmest June ever recorded on Earth — and it was primed to be a historic one. Advocates, mobilized by the broad-based Renew Oregon coalition, rushed to the Capitol...