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Latest IPCC report details relationship between climate and land use

The report outlines the ways in which land use -- especially for food production -- affects the climate and puts increased strain on our food supply. 

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Senate bill marks progress on clean transportation and electric vehicles, but leaves a lot to be desired

The Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works unveiled a major transportation bill today, which includes a section on climate change and marks progress on clean transportation and electric vehicles. That said, the section on climate change represents only about three percent of the total funding authorized by the bill with the rest leaning heavily towards highway funding. The bill also relaxes the environmental review process of projects.

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Automakers strike deal with California on vehicle emissions standards

In response to the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Car Standards, four automakers and California struck a deal today to reduce tailpipe pollution.

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New climate plan: The 100% Clean Energy Economy Act

A United States powered by 100 percent clean energy by 2050 is the goal of a new bill announced by Rep. Don McEachin at the Energy and Commerce Committee earlier today.

Maine and Colorado are setting the pace for climate action in 2019

By | Ross Sherman
Communications Associate

New governors across the country have grabbed the mantle to address the climate crisis

New car buyers who want to do their part on climate change will have more incentive to buy electric if a new bill becomes law.

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Governors representing more than half of the United States population stand up for clean cars

A bipartisan group of 24 governors representing more than half of the US population is calling on the Trump administration to stop the rollback of the Clean Car Standards. The Clean Car Standards were set to double fuel economy, and would have cut global warming pollution in half for cars sold in 2025. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s own estimates, their rollback would increase petroleum consumption by 500,000 barrels per day, exacerbating the effects of global warming.

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States of repair: governors, state legislatures find climate solutions

As the first half of 2019 comes to a close, it’s clear that the 2018 elections have had positive consequences at the state level when it comes to addressing climate change. Six months ago, as new governors and state legislators took office, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now, detailing a set of 12 actions governors could take immediately to significantly reduce planet-warming carbon pollution and ensure a more stable climate for their states and the nation.