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The Star-Ledger: BP America: N.J. lawmakers can lead the way to a cleaner climate
March 7, 2020
"The states have long been pioneers of progress in America, running experiments that help us discover solutions to our toughest challenges. Today, New Jersey has a chance to tackle the defining issue of our time: climate...

SmartCitiesDive: Transportation & Climate Initiative sees 'overwhelming support' of cap-and-invest plan
March 2, 2020
From mid-December through February, members of the public were asked to submit comments of support or opposition regarding a draft policy from the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI). More than 8,300 comments...

The Harvard Crimson: Georgetown’s Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels Has Uncertain Implications for Harvard, Experts Say
February 18, 2020
Though Georgetown University’s administration pledged on Feb. 6 to divest from the fossil fuel industry, legal and environmental experts say the decision provides little insight into the decision-making of Harvard’s...

The New York Times Climate FWD: One Thing You Can Do: Make Smart Donations
January 29, 2020
Last summer, when we discussed how to make your climate change donations count, our reporting suggested that one of the most effective strategies is donating to political campaigns. But what if you’re not into...

InsideClimate News: States Vowed to Uphold America’s Climate Pledge. Are They Succeeding?
December 24, 2019
"Building on the success of RGGI, a dozen northeastern states hope to finalize plans in early 2020 to launch a Transportation Climate Initiative, tackling their now-largest source of carbon emissions—cars and...

The Washington Post: Group of states and the District draft pact to cut emissions from cars and trucks
December 24, 2019
A bipartisan group of Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and the District of Columbia, have released a draft plan to curb emissions from gasoline and diesel over the next decade and beyond. [...] [B]y using market...

The National Law Review: Transportation and Climate Initiative Issues Draft Cap-and-Investment MOU, Seeks Public Comment
December 23, 2019
Yesterday, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), comprising 12 East-coast states and the District of Columbia, issued a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would lay the framework for a...

The New York Times Climate FWD: An electoral shift with climate consequences
November 6, 2019
Virginia Democrats made big gains in Tuesday’s election and the implications for climate change policy are potentially big, too. For the first time in more than two decades, Democrats will control both the House of...

The Roanoke Times: Climate change to be topic of next public science lecture in Roanoke
October 28, 2019
The founding director of the Georgetown Law’s climate center will talk about the effects climate change is having on Virginia during the Nov. 7 public lecture at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. Vicki...

E&E News: Trump expands attack on Calif. climate programs
October 24, 2019
The Trump administration yesterday broadened its campaign to neutralize California's political leadership on climate change, this time by taking aim at its global influence. EPA and the Department of Justice have...

CommonWealth Magazine: East Coast states outline carbon pricing plan
October 1, 2019
Officials from Massachusetts and Maryland on Tuesday laid out in broad strokes their plans for a forthcoming program across the East Coast to reduce harmful tailpipe emissions and fund greener transportation...

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Here’s what Pennsylvania is doing to address climate change — and why politics is making it difficult
September 18, 2019
As the federal government under President Donald Trump has worked to roll back environmental protections and individual states have taken dramatic steps to combat climate change, Pennsylvania this year unveiled a...

The New York Times: How Do You Fix … All of It?
September 18, 2019
At the DealBook DC Strategy Forum a group of leaders in business, politics and academia gathered to try to solve problems from student debt to carbon emissions. Here are their recommendations. Can Pricing Carbon Stall...

Yale Climate Connections: Nine states and D.C. work together to cut carbon pollution from transportation
September 17, 2019
Almost 30% of carbon pollution in the U.S. comes from transportation, mostly from cars and trucks. “It’s really a difficult issue for the states to tackle individually because obviously vehicles move from state to...

The Roanoke Star: National Science, Health, and Policy Headliners Slated For Strauss Lecture Series
September 4, 2019
A Nobel prize winner and two National Institutes of Health leaders are among internationally known speakers programmed for the new season of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Maury Strauss Distinguished...

The Guardian: How US cities are scrambling to protect people from extreme heat
August 20, 2019
With cities facing both rapid growth and radical, permanent climate change, urban authorities are faced with an increasingly vulnerable population. Washington DC has been given a recent glimpse into its future – a 92F...

Baltimore Sun: In curbing transportation sector emissions, will states prioritize community needs?
August 5, 2019
Several states and across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic — including Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia — and Washington, D.C., have committed...

E&E News: Cap and trade for cars? 'It gets pretty complicated'
July 10, 2019
Since RGGI's inception in 2009, power-sector emissions in the Northeast have dropped 40%, propelled by the program as well as market forces. The new effort, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative, could slash...

Grist: You can’t take on climate change without tackling sprawl
February 28, 2019
Get rid of all the country’s coal plants, run the country purely on renewables, and we’ll still be left with the top source of greenhouse gas emissions: transportation. Carbon-belching cars, trucks, and planes are...

The New York Times: A ‘Green New Deal’ Is Far From Reality, but Climate Action Is Picking Up in the States
February 8, 2019
Electricity is responsible for about one-third of America’s carbon dioxide emissions. To go further, states will also have to clean up the cars and trucks on their roads, which account for another third. In December,...