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Governing: The Unlikely Comeback of Cap and Trade
February 1, 2018
Vicki Arroyo discusses the importance of addressing carbon emissions from the transportation sector in an interview with Governing magazine. “Transportation is the largest sector of emissions now,” Arroyo said....

Transport Topics: TRB Picks New Leaders, Honors Others for Service, Achievements
January 11, 2018
The Transportation Research Board named a new slate of leaders at its Annual Meeting. This includes Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo, who will serve as vice chair of the TRB Executive...

Bloomberg BNA: Northeast States Tap the Gas Pump for Carbon Emissions Cuts
December 21, 2017
Bloomberg BNA reports that motor fuel could be the next target for controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast, as seven states that have already clamped down on power plants train their sights on the...

Florida Times-Union: To Answer Flooding Woes, Jacksonville Plans Buy-Out Offer for Southside Neighborhood
November 4, 2017
Jessica Grannis, the Climate Center's adaptation program manager, spoke to the Florida Times-Union regarding potential plans in Jacksonville, Florida, to voluntariy relocate residents from flood-prone...

New York Times: EPA Says It Will Write a New Carbon Rule, but No One Can Say When
October 10, 2017
The New York Times interviewed Vicki Arroyo about the Trump administration's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The Times reported that when EPA Administrator Scott Pruit signed a blueprint on October 10 to...

Environment 360: As Trump Retreats, States Are Stepping Up on Climate Action
October 9, 2017
Vicki Arroyo spoke with Environment 360 about state climate action and the work of the U.S. Climate Alliance. The alliance was formed in June by the governors of California, Washington, and New York, and called on other...

Bloomberg: Trump Is Seen Replacing Obama’s Power Plant Overhaul With a Tune-Up
October 6, 2017
Bloomberg spoke with the Climate Center's Kathryn Zyla about major changes to the Clean Power Plan expected to be announced soon by the Trump administration. Bloomberg reported that the Trump administration is moving to...

EarthTalk: Climate Resilience & Planning for a Warmer World
September 27, 2017
In this podcast, Jessica Grannis of the Georgetown Climate Center discussed recovery and resilience in Houston and Florida after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Listen to the podcast here.  

Bloomberg: Trump’s HUD Keeps Climate-Smart Rebuilding Guide Under Wraps
September 21, 2017
The Climate Center's Jessica Grannis was inteviewed for a story about the Trump administration's delay of a report developed to help local officials consider climate risk. Bloomberg reported that the "Community...

Euractiv: My climate journey through Trump’s America
September 18, 2017
Vicki Arroyo was interviewed as part of this writer's story chronicling a two-week journey across the United States to gather differnet perspectives about climate change. Arroyo discussed the importance of local and...

NPR: Recent Natural Disasters Revive Political Discussions On Climate Change
September 13, 2017
Following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, NPR interviewed Vicki Arroyo about whether and how these and other extreme events will affect discussions about climate change and what to do about it. Listen to the story here.

AP: Trump order undermines rebuilding better for future floods
August 30, 2017
Jessica Grannis spoke with the Associated Press about rebuilding in more resilient ways that take the impacts of climate change into account. The AP reported that two weeks before Hurricane Harvey's flood waters engulfed...

E&E News: RGGI states agree to cut utility emissions by another 30%
August 23, 2017
Governors of nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states announced a proposal today to cut carbon emissions from power plants by an additional 30 percent through an updated cap-and-trade program. The Regional Greenhouse...

Bloomberg BNA: Carbon cap proposal reflects nine states’ compromise
August 23, 2017
A proposal to raise the carbon emissions cap for Northeastern electricity generators marks a compromise between states with aggressive climate-change goals, such as Massachusetts and New York, and more conservative...

AP: New executive order intends to speed infrastructure construction
August 15, 2017
Georgetown Climate Center Adaptation Program Manager, Jessica Grannis, spoke with the Associated Press about a new executive order that the White House said intends to make more efficient the federal permitting process...

Bloomberg BNA: States Bet on Green Economy as Trump Dumps Climate Programs
June 19, 2017
Vicki Arroyo, in an interview with Bloomberg BNA, discussed how far states and cities can go to reduce greenhouse gas emissions without a federal policy and what specific steps they may take to meet the Paris...

San Diego Union-Tribune: Paris treaty pullout won't derail climate action, experts say
June 9, 2017
Vicki Arroyo spoke with the San Diego Union-Tribune about the work that states, local jurisidictions, and businesses can do to meet climate policy goals despite President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement....

ClimateWire: Trump Ignites Climate Pledges with Paris Withdrawal
June 6, 2017
ClimateWire interviewed Vicki Arroyo to gain her insights about the unprecedented support from subnational leaders for taking global climate action. As ClimateWire reported, governors, mayors and CEOs are clamoring to...

Climate Central: New York Boardwalk Shows Climate Adaptation Costs
June 5, 2017
Climate Central discussed New York City's adaptation efforts with Jessica Grannis of the Georgetown Climate Center. The Climate Center has helped advance the city's adaptation progress, such as through the Rebuild by...

The Guardian: The U.S. is the biggest loser thanks to Trump’s calamitous act
June 3, 2017
In an Op Ed published in The Guardian, Vicki Arroyo makes an economic and moral argument for the importance of the Paris Agreement.  The piece also notes that Trump's withdrawal from the global climate deal...