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July 9th Roundup: John Kerry testifies at State Senate climate committee hearing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - John Kerry testifies at State Senate climate committee hearing (Martha Merrow): Last week, at a Beacon Hill hearing focusing on climate inaction in Massachusetts, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called-in to urge state policymakers to...

Six Years Later, Flint Still Doesn’t Have Clean Water: One of the Worst Environmental Injustices in the 21st Century

Climate change is a prominent threat to the lives and livelihoods of Michiganders, and there are certain communities that are especially vulnerable — Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), as well as low-income people and families.  Many individuals within these...

The Future of Virginia’s Solar Market and Its Goal to Leave No Resident Behind

Having the opportunity to power your home with solar energy has historically been a privilege. In Virginia, a typical solar installation in 2020 costs around $13,000 upfront; therefore, as a household’s income increases, so does their likelihood of having an...

North Carolina Issues New Resilience Plan, Includes Climate Justice Concerns

In early June, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) submitted the North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan to Governor Cooper’s office. The result of 11 months of discussion with numerous stakeholders — including municipal governments, federal...

House Climate Agenda is a Glimpse at How Democrats Hope to Tackle Climate Change

On Tuesday, June 30th, Democrats on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, a committee charged with delivering climate policy recommendations to Congress, introduced the Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America,...

SCPN Spotlight: Utah Rep. Joel Briscoe on Passing Bipartisan Climate Policy

All across the country, members of our State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

Illinois Considers Ambitious Energy Reforms

Momentum is building in Illinois for the passage of a piece of legislation that would rapidly decarbonize the state’s economy while creating thousands of jobs in the clean energy sector.  The bill, called the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), would build...

Minnesota and D.C. Attorneys General Sue Fossil Fuel Companies

Last week, Minnesota Attorney General (AG) Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against the American Petroleum Institute (API), ExxonMobil, and three different Koch Industry entities for their misinformation campaigns about climate change, and for knowingly promoting fraudulent advertising and marketing strategies. The...

July 1st Roundup: Local businesses urge 2020 climate action, pro-fossil fuel coalition disagrees

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Shadowy fossil fuel funded coalition sends letter to House leadership discouraging climate action (Tim Cronin, Martha Merrow): Last week an organization called the Mass Coalition for Sustainable Energy sent a letter to Speaker Deleo and...