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Bloomberg: "Northeast, Canadian Leaders Want More Electric Cars on the Road"
August 13, 2018
New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers plan to pave the way for electric vehicles in the Northeast, despite a lack of support from the Trump administration. "Every vehicle emits carbon dioxide and it is a...

New York Times: "How Big a Deal Is Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback? For the Climate, Maybe the Biggest Yet"
August 3, 2018
President Trump’s proposal this week to weaken fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks could be his most consequential climate-policy rollback yet, increasing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States...

WAMU (NPR): "If You Liked The Weather This Week, You’ll Love Climate Change"
July 24, 2018
WAMU-FM's Jacob Fenston explores the consequences of sustained, heavy rains in the Washington, DC, area and measures that communities are taking to prepare for flooding, which could be increasingly common with climate...

S&P Global Intelligence: "States look to pump brakes on transportation emissions"
July 16, 2018
New England and mid-Atlantic state officials are looking to curb transportation emissions to reach their ambitious targets for greenhouse gas reductions, but the road ahead is complicated and riddled with challenges. The...

InsideClimate News: Hurricane Season 2018: Experts Warn of Super Storms, Call For New Category 6
June 2, 2018
Climate Center Adaptation Program Manager Jessica Grannis spoke to InsideClimate News about the importance of buidling resilience to severe storms, and other extreme events, by preparing for future climate...

Washington Post: Trump Withdrew from the Paris Climate Deal a Year Ago. Here's What Has Changed.
June 1, 2018
The Washington Post interviewed Vicki Arroyo for a story discussing state efforts to step up their actions to reduce climate pollution and build resilience to climate impacts in the year since President Trump announced...

RFI: Americans Fight Climate Change Despite Trump Quitting Paris Accord
May 31, 2018
Vicki Arroyo spoke with RFI radio for a story marking the one-year anniversary of President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement. “I think in a way it had a galvanizing effect,” Vicki Arroyo told RFI....

Reuters: Regrets and Relief One Year After U.S. Ditched Global Climate Deal
May 30, 2018
Reuters reports that a year after President Trump vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, experts lamented the move but welcomed efforts by cities and states to fill the gap.  “That was a dark...

ClimateWire: States, Vowing to Resist Trump, Find Pitfalls on Climate
May 29, 2018
ClimateWire interviewed Vicki Arroyo to discuss progress states continue to make to tackle climate change in the year since Presidnet Trump announced that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris Agreement. "At a time when...

Axios: Rolling Back Emissions Standards, EPA Threatens State Leadership on Climate
May 8, 2018
Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo, in an Axios expert opinion piece, explained that should the Trump administration succeed in shooting down California’s vehicle emissions standards, the damage...

Greenwire: Bipartisan State Leaders Want CPP to Remain
April 17, 2018
Greenwire reports that a bipartisan group of agency officials from 13 states urged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to leave the Clean Power Plan intact. In joint comments submitted to EPA, state officials from various...

Politico: Transportation and Climate Initiative Holds Listening Session in New York
April 10, 2018
Politico covered the first of several regional Listening Sessions hosted by Transportation and Climate Initiative on April 9, 2018. Politico reports that environmental advocates, academic experts, business...

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.