Politics

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...

Utah Carbon Pricing Ballot Initiative Makes Further Strides

Utah’s Clean the Darn Air campaign aims to put air quality and climate concerns on the ballot in 2020. Advocates hope to put a price on carbon pollution and use the revenues to improve notoriously poor air quality in 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...

Understanding New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

New York state’s Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA), heralded as “the most robust climate policy package” in the country by Senator Chuck Schumer, overcame its final hurdle of gaining support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Last week, Gov. Cuomo, who...

Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Carbon Pricing

As we head into the first set of 2020 Democratic primary debates on June 26th and 27th, we’ve compiled the candidates’ stances on carbon pricing. Carbon pollution pricing has emerged as a cornerstone climate policy proposal in recent years, gaining traction...

Jay Inslee Climate Change
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...

Webinar Recap: A Federal Price on Carbon

Pricing carbon is a crucial tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and account for the negative environmental and health impacts caused by carbon pollution. While there are some regional mechanisms that price pollution, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative...