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With Democratic majority, climate change is back on U.S. House agenda

By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News With their win of control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats will now have the numbers to put climate change issues back on the Congressional agenda.But the Republicans reinforced their firewall against any legislative efforts in the Senate by gaining at least two new members with poor records […]

Ballot initiative flops mask strong election for clean energy

by Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Dive Brief: Tuesday’s elections delivered mixed results for clean energy on the state level, with wins for renewable power supporters in key governors races tempered by the failure of high-profile ballot initiatives in Arizona and Washington. In Arizona, voters resoundingly rejected a 50% renewable energy mandate opposed by utilities with […]

My turn: GM’s greenwashing could wreck CA’s electric vehicle progress

by V. John White, CALmatters General Motors is taking greenwashing to an entirely new level. In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to roll back Obama administration regulations on fuel standards, General Motors last month proposed to place five million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. GM’s half-measure is a distraction at best. At […]

Supreme Court refuses to block landmark youth climate lawsuit

by Andrew Freedman, Axios The Supreme Court late Friday denied the Trump administration’s attempt to halt a novel climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young Americans against the federal government. The suit alleges the government, through its longstanding energy policies, deprived the plaintiffs of the right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life,” […]

Where Americans (mostly) agree on climate change policies, in five maps

by Nadja Popovich, NY Times Americans are politically divided over climate change, but there’s broader consensus around some of the solutions. New data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication – in partnership with Utah State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara – show how Americans across the country view climate and […]

Hope for California’s waiver? The Trump Administration flunked its math homework

by Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic One of the White House’s most consequential environmental rollbacks may be in self-inflicted legal danger. In trying to freeze gas-mileage rules for new cars and trucks, Trump officials have hit an unusually damaging snag: They seem to have messed up their math homework. The Trump administration’s official case for repealing […]