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State Policies and Electricity Markets: Harmony or Conflict?

Expert BlogMiles Farmer
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is examining the intersection between state energy policies and the wholesale electricity markets it regulates. How FERC will ultimately address state policies is unclear (especially with three empty commissioner seats), but what is clear…

Climate Data: Chicago Leads on “Think Globally, Act Locally”

Expert BlogHenry Henderson
In this moment where the Trump administration seems adamant about abdicating their responsibilities to protect the nation and the world against the ravages of climate change, state and local action has become all the more essential.

Congress Threatens to Stifle Public Voice in Decision-Making

Expert BlogNora Apter
Perhaps more so than any other environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act ensures critical protections not only for our public health, safety, and environment but also for public participation, transparency, and government oversight.

Record Flooding in the Heartland

Expert BlogJoel Scata
Historic flooding has hit parts of the lower Midwest. The flooding has closed hundreds of roads, inundated homes, and most tragically, has left several people dead. Unfortunately, major flood events appear to be on the rise in the United States…

American Business Overwhelmingly Supports Paris Agreement

Expert BlogBrendan Guy, Jake Schmidt, Han Chen
Trump has promoted himself as a pro-growth president, yet an overwhelming majority of businesses support U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. In fact, at least 1,106 businesses are publicly on record supporting the Paris Climate Agreement.

Linking Job Growth and Housing: Sustainable Planning for LA

Expert BlogRamya Sivasubramanian
To promote an equitable, healthier environment for all, we need strong affordable housing policies that make space for low-income residents in Los Angeles long-term. An affordable housing linkage fee is one piece of the solution. This mechanism would place a…

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