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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...

RFI: Will U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal make a difference?
June 2, 2017
Global headlines were dominated by President Donald Trump's move to pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. But according to reporting by the international news outlet RFI, analysts say that his...

PBS Newshour: States step into void left by exit from Paris climate accord
June 2, 2017
An analysis by PBS Newshour explored how cities and states are likely to continue the trend away from coal-powered electricity and toward renewable energy despite President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris...

CBS News: Economics Expert Says Withdrawing From Paris Accord Will Have Little Impact
June 1, 2017
CBS News interviewed Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, following President Trump’s announcement on June 1 to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. “The rest of...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: McAuliffe: Virginia will regulate carbon emissions; 'the threat of climate change is real'
May 16, 2017
On May 16, 2017, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to begin assembling regulations to reduce carbon emissions from Virginia power plants, a move celebrated by...

Reuters: Trump's climate order threatens U.S. disaster prevention, say experts
March 31, 2017
Reuters reported that experts warned that U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations jeopardizes efforts across his country to build resilience to intensifying...

Climate Central: Trump Order Targets Local Efforts to Adapt to Warming
March 31, 2017
Climate Central interviewed Jessica Grannis, adaptation program manager of the the Georgetown Climate Center, about the effects on climate adaptation as a result of President Trump’s March 28 decision to halt federal...

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...