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Minnesota Public Radio: Economics, not EPA, drive down power plant emissions in Minnesota
March 28, 2017
States continue to press forward to meet their carbon pollution reduction goals. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Minnesota is set to meet its carbon emissions targets under the Clean Power Plan even if the rule goes...

Washington Post: Trump's proposed cuts to climate agency would disarm our coasts in the face of rising seas, scientists say
March 10, 2017
The Washington Post interviewed Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo about the potential impacts on coastal resilience efforts of a White House proposal to slash the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

CNN: The blue-collar climate plan
February 9, 2017
Led by a group of former high-ranking GOP officials, a new proposal, outlined in a paper called "The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends", calls for a national carbon tax. CNN interviewed Climate Center Executive...

Stateline: States expected to continue course toward clean energy future
January 26, 2017
In a widely-circulated story, Stateline investigates recent actions by Republican governors of Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Vermont who have announced initiatives or signed bills that will push their states to...

The Verge: It’s judges, not Trump, who will decide Obama’s environmental legacy
January 20, 2017
Reflecting on President Obama's environmental legacy in an interview with The Verge, the Climate Center's Vicki Arroyo discusses the challenges that the Trump Administration would likely confront if it attempts to roll...

Huffington Post: Five Things To Do About Climate Change, Just In Time For The New Year
December 28, 2016
Supporting state and local climate action stands out as one of the top steps to addressing climate change, according to the Huffington Post.  The article highlights the Climate Center's robust mapping tool that...

Midwest Energy News: Michigan, Minnesota among clean energy ‘success stories’
November 22, 2016
In a review of the Climate Center's report on clean energy activity in many U.S. states, Midwest Energy News writes about the actions taken by Michigan and Minnesota. The article discusses Michigan's commitment to...

Climate Central: Supermoon Floods Warn of Crisis Facing Trump, U.S.
November 17, 2016
Georgetown Climate Center Adaptation Manager Jessica Grannis spoke with Climate Central for an article discussing recent coastal flooding caused by king tides linked to the supermoon, which underscores the need for...

Washington Post: Take a deep breath and don’t freak out about the future of clean energy under Trump
November 16, 2016
Citing a new Georgetown Climate Center report, The Washington Post examines the future of renewable energy under the Trump administration and the continued leadership role for the states. “In recent years, as you see...

The Guardian: Trump could reverse 'dramatic' progress on clean energy, experts fear
November 14, 2016
The Guardian features a new Georgetown Climate Center report about the clean energy advances being realized in many states - both blue and red. The articles notes that installed wind capacity has grown by more than...

Bloomberg BNA: States See Same Climate Paths After Trump Election
November 9, 2016
The day after Donald Trump's presidential victory, many experts told Bloomberg BNA that states will continue to lead the way with efforts to tackle climate change. Vicki Arroyo told Bloomberg BNA that "we expect that...

Saving Ourselves: Interviews with World Leaders on the Sustainable Transition
November 7, 2016
A new book being debuted at the Marrakech climate talks showcases thoughtful commentary by heads of state, academic experts, NGO leaders, and business executives about advancing solutions to our most pressing climate and...

GE Reports: Extreme Weather Events Show More Communities Should Take Action To Prepare For Climate Change
October 11, 2016
Facing our climate vulnerabilities demands focused action. In this article, Vicki Arroyo highlights policies that can help communities be prepared for a future that looks different from our past. Climate scientists have...

The Clean Power Plan, explained with a Swiffer Mop
June 2, 2016
Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, talks with Grist and provides a high-level overview of the Clean Power Plan.        

Guardian: The coming refugee crisis - When home leaves us
May 8, 2016
In an opinion piece, Vicki Arroyo discusses how the need to adapt to climate change is forcing some people in her home state of Louisiana to seek higher ground. As seas rise, as floods and droughts become more extreme,...

New York Times: Think beyond homes and roads to better prepare for climate change
October 28, 2015
Vicki Arroyo shares her insights about building resilience in the face of extreme events like Hurricane Sandy in the "Room for Debate" opinion pages of the New York Times. Her brief article responds to these...

New York Times: Numerous states prepare lawsuits against Obama’s climate policy
October 23, 2015
Vicki Arroyo spoke with the New York Times about the legal outlook for the Clean Power Plan, as the rules were published today in the Federal Register. In its article, the Times explained that as many as 25 states will...

ClimateWire: Obama says Katrina strengthened the nation's response to catastrophes
August 28, 2015
A ClimateWire piece highlighting the President's comments about New Orleans' recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina also discusses a new Georgetown Climate Center report about the city's efforts to rebuild...

Huffington Post: California climate bills could set a high bar for the rest of the country
August 28, 2015
The Climate Center's Gabriel Pacyniak spoke with The Huffington Post about pending bills in the California Legislature to allow the state to meet interim carbon pollution reduction goals that Gov. Jerry Brown (D)...

Huffington Post Op-Ed: Lessons learned from rebuilding New Orleanns
August 27, 2015
Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo wrote an op-ed published in The Huffington Post about New Orleans' revival after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city 10 years ago. New Orleans' recovery...