Politics

The Capitol Riot (as with most everything else) is also a climate story

Last week, we witnessed a horrifying display of insurrection in our U.S. Capitol. As Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 election, Trump-supporting rioters gathered outside with the intention of disrupting the process in the name of the lame-duck...

Webinar Recap: The Power of Labor in a Green Economy

Transformational societal change to save the climate is closer than ever with President-elect Joe Biden’s star-studded climate cabinet and with the Georgia runoffs tipping the Senate to a Democratic majority. However, we are going to continue to need a diverse,...

January 14th Roundup: Sunrise Endorses Wu for Mayor

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS –Today is the day: last day for Governor Baker to sign the climate bill (Tim Cronin): Governor Baker has less than 24-hours to sign a major climate bill that's been sitting on his desk...

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Mass. Legislators Approve Landmark Climate Deal: Overview, Summary, & Context

In Massachusetts, lawmakers on Monday (1/4) rapidly unveiled and passed a 57 page climate bill (S.2995) heralded by its negotiators as “the strongest effort of its kind in the country.” The bill now sits on the Governor’s desk, where its...

What’s at Stake in 2021 for Virginia Climate Policy

As the end of 2020 comes to a close, it is worth noting the historical changes that have happened in climate policy in Virginia this year. In the beginning of the year, the state passed a landmark piece of legislation...

A Frontrunner in Solar Growth

North Carolina is often looked to as exemplary in the solar industry. It ranks third in the nation for overall solar power, an increase from 6th in 2019, and the region is one of the fastest-growing solar areas of the...

Labor Groups Advocate for a Just Transition in New York

New York is often acclaimed as one of the most environmentally progressive states in the nation, yet when the state enacted the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) in 2019, it left out provisions advocated for by a key...

A Local Ballot Initiative in Colorado Dedicated to Water Sustainability 

Among the many environmental wins for Colorado this election cycle, the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District (spanning multiple municipalities), received an encouraging number of votes on ballot measure 7A. The purpose of 7A is to generate sufficient...

Illinois Envisions a Just Transition for Displaced Fossil Fuel Workers

In states like Illinois, America’s transition towards a clean energy economy is underway. The number of renewable energy projects has increased dramatically since the state’s 2017 implementation of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). This has helped the state grow...