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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.  

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...