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To Lead on Climate, New York State Should Aim High on Clean Industry

Expert BlogUnited States, New YorkIan Wells
The federal government is rolling out programs to support deployment of emerging technologies that can dramatically reduce emissions from industrial manufacturing. New York should seize the opportunity to clean up its industrial base, attract new industrial investment, and become a…

NY and NJ: Centers of Action on Low Carbon Concrete Buying

Expert BlogNew York, New York City, New Jersey, EastSasha Stashwick

This has been a breakout year for policies aimed at reducing embodied carbon in the built environment, with Buy Clean and other public procurement initiatives emerging as among the most critical platforms for decarbonizing heavy industry. 

Green Hydrogen Opportunities for the Midwest

Expert BlogUnited States, MidwestAmulya Yerrapotu, Christian Tae

To avert a climate crisis, the Midwest, like the rest of the country, will need to fully decarbonize its economy by 2050. This includes decarbonizing the power sector as soon as possible and working at more emissions-heavy sectors like steelmaking…

Victory in California

Expert BlogCalifornia, Chicago, IllinoisLauren P. Phillips
A court rules that California must stop exempting metal shredding facilities from hazardous waste laws, clearing a path to finally protect California communities from metal shredder pollution.

House Votes—Again—to Suspend Pebble Mine Funding

Expert BlogAlaska, United StatesTaryn Kiekow Heimer

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations minibus package that includes an amendment barring funding to issue a permit for the Pebble Mine.

NY Legislature Passes Bill to Close Fracking Waste Loophole

Expert BlogNew YorkRob Friedman
After years of deadlock, key legislation that regulates oil and gas waste passed the New York State Legislature this week. The legislation closes a longstanding and dangerous loophole that exempts dangerous oil and gas industry waste from New York’s existing…

Pebble Mine, Tom Collier, and 12.5 Million Pieces of Silver

Expert BlogAlaskaJoel Reynolds
Showing it “doesn’t give a rat’s ass what happens in Alaska,” the Army Corps of Engineers is expected this month to issue its fatally flawed EIS for the reckless Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, ignoring overwhelming opposition in Alaska but…

“Stop Pebble Mine” Coalition Gets the Word Out

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer
The ad is part of a Stop Pebble Mine media campaign developed by Bristol Bay Tribes, Alaskan business leaders, commercial fishermen, and community and nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting Bristol Bay from the imminent threat of the proposed Pebble Mine.