Can Oregon Democrats learn from B.C.’s carbon tax?

Climate legislation remains a tense topic of debate in the Pacific Northwest politics. Why has a carbon-pricing program worked in British Columbia but not in Oregon?

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Republicans took an ax to Obama's rules. Democrats are using a scalpel

Congressional Democrats have finally gotten over their reluctance to repeal one of former President Donald Trump's regulations — using a legislative tool that Republicans wielded more than a dozen times against Barack Obama's rules four years ago.

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Colorado governor says he would veto climate change bill

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says he would veto a bill backed by fellow Democrats that is designed to enforce, through additional regulation, a state plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.


Poll shows New Yorkers worry about climate change as Earth Day arrives

New Yorkers by a wide margin are concerned about air and water pollution as well as climate change, according to a poll released by the Siena College Research Institute.


Biden takes on Dems’ ‘Mission Impossible’: Revitalizing coal country

Despite deep skepticism from union allies, Democrats are determined to make their “Just Transition” away from fossil fuels work.

Progressive lawmakers to unveil legislation on energy and public housing

The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

Battle erupts over the definition of 'infrastructure'

Republicans are trying to draw the Biden administration into a fight over the meaning of "infrastructure." And Democrats seem happy to oblige.

Biden promises 'historic' $2tn spending in infrastructure – but Capitol Hill fight awaits

Both Democrats and Republicans - as well as a majority of Americans - share a desire to fix the nation's aging roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. Yet there are sharp disagreements over the details.


Democrats want to accelerate the governor's Colorado’s Greenhouse Pollution Reduction Roadmap

In a move to bolster Colorado's push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Democratic legislators are seeking to put pollution reductions outlined by the Polis administration into law, set deadlines and provide more money for the effort.


A Republican wants to breach dams. Where are Democrats?

A proposal to remake the Pacific Northwest's energy system to save its iconic salmon has been met with crickets on Capitol Hill and appears to have driven a wedge among environmental groups.

Buttigieg asks Congress for 'generational investment' in infrastructure

The transportation secretary defended the Biden administration’s broad plans in a hearing as Democrats laid the groundwork for legislation and Republicans expressed skepticism.

Senate Democrats plan to revive Obama-era climate change rule

Democrats hope to wipe out some of the executive-branch policies enacted in the last days of the Trump administration.

'Big structural change': What greens want on infrastructure

Environmental groups are calling for massive spending on an infrastructure package they view as a generational opportunity to address climate change, ramping up pressure on Democrats to deliver on campaign trail promises on clean energy and environmental justice.

Biden team prepares $3 trillion in new spending for the economy

A pair of proposals would invest in infrastructure, education, work force development and fighting climate change, with the aim of making the economy more productive.
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Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

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“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

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