Politics

The Trump Climate Record 875 Days Later

It's been 875 days since Donald Trump was inaugurated President of the United States. From the moment he was elected president in November 2016, Donald Trump represented four years of lost potential in America’s fight to mitigate the climate crisis and...

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...

Investigating the Impact of Congestion Pricing Around the World

Besides the weather, traffic is probably the one thing we can all find in common to talk – or rather complain – about. Traffic during commuting times affects the health, well-being, and employment opportunities for millions of Americans living in...

4 Key Takeaways from DeLeo’s GreenWorks Bill

The much anticipated GreenWorks bill is finally here! Is that too much excitement over the contents of a bonding bill? Well, it shouldn’t be. Even if you’re not a climate wonk (like me) who has waited almost three months for the...

Big business is not just on board with carbon pricing, it’s lobbying for it

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...

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...

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,...