The Pope’s thoughts echo the refrain of the People’s Climate March - to change everything, we need everyone. Making the connections from local to global is a crucial point of demonstrating power, and 2015 is a big year to just that in the build up to COP21 in Paris.
Last week, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released partial results of a poll they commissioned to gauge public opinion about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new ozone standards. The headline of their press release, “More Americans Concerned with Economic Harm of Increasing Federal Regulations Than Environmental Benefit,” certainly caught my attention. This claim runs counter to most other national surveys we have seen recently, which demonstrate strong bipartisan support for environmental and public health protections including the Clean Power Plan’s carbon pollution limits and stronger national ozone standards.
Found throughout the West, the greater sage grouse once numbered as many as 16 million, but now, due to overgrazing and oil and gas development, stand at fewer than 200,000.I remember waking up early one crisp Wyoming morning 20 years ago to accompany a local wildlife biologist to an active sage...
Early this month, over 200 clean-energy activists, Sierra Club members, and solar power developers gathered at the State House in Boston to discuss the future of solar energy in Massachusetts. The hearing featured state energy officials and utility representatives, and covered the topic of net metering, a law that has propelled solar into some of the fastest growth of any industry during the recession.