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.
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.
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.