President Biden yesterday promised a group of Illinois college students that he would create the next generation of climate jobs.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s top environmental regulator resigned Tuesday after the state’s Republican-controlled Senate refused to keep Laura Bishop in office after she served 2 ½ years under Gov. Tim Walz (D).
A clean electricity standard could cut 80% of power emissions by 2030 without spiking prices, according to new analysis that bolsters the Biden administration’s preferred decarbonization policy.
Progressives raised alarms in March when news broke that Mark Gallogly, a private equity mogul, was joining the Biden administration’s climate fight. They said he had a history of “profiteering off of the climate crisis.”
Dozens of House Republicans signed up last week for a new Conservative Climate Caucus intended to engage members on the issue and trumpet the GOP’s newfound respect for climate science. Two days later, nearly all of them opposed a measure to curb methane emissions.
President Biden plans to raise firefighter pay and enact a year-round federal response to wildfires because climate change has increased the likelihood of deadly blazes.
Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) yesterday introduced a new carbon pricing bill they say could generate some $2.4 trillion in revenue over 10 years, a potentially appealing selling point amid congressional debate on an infrastructure bill.
President Biden is proposing an unprecedented program that would provide $358 million next year to help low-income people buy flood insurance and fortify their properties against flood damage.
NASA would deploy a $2.25 billion Earth System Observatory as part of a Biden administration imperative to better prepare the county for natural disasters and other climate risk, according to the White House’s fiscal 2022 budget proposal released last week.