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Honoring Rosa Parks by Demanding Transit Equity

Expert BlogUnited StatesDeron Lovaas
Rosa Parks took a historic stand for justice by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her inspiring vision was a lifelong commitment to the hard work of activism.

Stopping Pebble Mine: A Test of Our Democracy

Expert BlogAlaska, United States, CanadaJoel Reynolds
Isolation grows for Canadian owner of widely condemned Bristol Bay mine, faced with broad-based opposition at all levels and intensifying calls for permanent protection of the region.

Infrastructure Law Is a Chance to Build with Clean Materials

Expert BlogUnited StatesDeron Lovaas, Sasha Stashwick
Secretary Buttigieg must not overlook the opportunity to pair billions in infrastructure investments with programs to purchase low carbon construction materials—building railways, roads, and bridges with cleaner concrete, cement, and steel.

Biden Administration Launches Cleanup of Oil’s Messy Legacy

Expert BlogUnited StatesJosh Axelrod
The Interior Department is giving $1.15 billion to states in its first round of funding to clean up old, oil and gas wells. The investment helps create thousands of good-paying jobs and address an intractable environmental issue.

Climate Change Disclosures: Is 2022 the Year?

Expert BlogUnited StatesTom Zimpleman
The SEC says it is considering requiring climate change disclosures from companies. Here is what those disclosures might look like, and what we should expect them to accomplish.

Oregon Looks to “Reach” Code for Energy, Carbon Savings

Expert BlogRalph Cavanagh
Senate Bill 1518, to be considered during Oregon’s “short” February 2022 legislative session, is a critical pushback against the embedded lowest common denominator aspect of building codes when it comes to energy and climate.

NYC Must Enact a Universal Food Waste Composting Law

Expert BlogEric A. Goldstein
One of the top environmental challenges for Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council is to establish a sensible program for collecting and sustainably disposing of household organics—food scraps, yard waste, and food soiled paper.

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