Washington, DC – Tom Suozzi has been re-elected to the U.S. House, winning last night’s special election to represent the people of New York’s Third Congressional District. Sierra Club endorsed Suozzi and our local group leaders actively mobilized Sierra Club members in this critical race.
Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury released draft guidance for the Inflation Reduction Act’s 45V tax credits for hydrogen that will encourage production of the cleanest versions of the fuel, resisting pressure from the fossil fuel industry to propose weaker standards.
Dubai, UAE – Today, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP28) in Dubai came to a close, with parties agreeing to final language that includes an unprecedented call for a transition away from fossil fuels.
The agreement was reached after marathon negotiations continued through the night, extending the conference past its scheduled end date.
Dubai, UAE – Today, a delegation of Republican members of Congress is scheduled to arrive in Dubai for COP28. As negotiations among the 199 member countries continue, it is unclear what role the members of Congress might play in the conference. Their voting records and public campaign finance data showing close ties to the fossil fuel industry raise even further questions.
Washington, DC – Today, the White House released the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) that shows the climate crisis is upon us and impacting every community and person across the country. Since the NCA4 in 2018, improvements in scientific research have made even clearer the impact of our greenhouse gas emissions on global warming and the linkage between extreme weather disasters and climate change.
Washington, DC – Today, during a stop on the White House’s Investing in Rural America event series, President Biden will announce more than $5 billion in funding for rural communities, made possible largely through the landmark Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding awards for seven hydrogen hubs across the country this morning. President Biden is expected to share additional details during remarks in Philadelphia today, at the site of the Mid-Atlantic hub.
El Departamento de Agricultura abrió hoy el plazo de solicitudes para un nuevo programa de otorgamientos para cooperativas eléctricas rurales llamado “New ERA”.
President Biden’s senior advisor for clean energy innovation and implementation John Podesta signaled that the president is supportive of a bill reintroduced by Senator Manchin yesterday. Under the guise of “permitting” reform, the bill would undermine bedrock environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), force dirty infrastructure projects on vulnerable communities, and jeopardize the clean air and water of communities across the country.
Today, Congress is voting on a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2023, which would fund the government through September 2023. The bill will provide much-needed increases in funding for environmental agencies and programs, and it will help protect frontline communities by again blocking legislation that would rubber-stamp the Mountain Valley Pipeline and weaken critical environmental safeguards. At the same time, it is sorely lacking in funding to promote lands conservation and wildlife protections.
Coincidiendo con el tercer día de la COP27, la Casa Blanca emitió hoy dos reportes sobre el impulso de soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para abordar el cambio climático.
Today, coinciding with the third day of COP27, the White House released two reports on advancing nature-based solutions to address climate change. The first is the Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap, which outlines recommendations for America to employ nature-based solutions in addressing the climate crisis, nature loss, and inequity. In addition to the Roadmap, the Administration released The Nature-Based Solutions Resource Guide: Compendium of Federal Examples, Guidance, Resource Documents, Tools and Technical Assistance, a companion resource guide with examples of nature-based solutions the Biden Administration has already implemented.