The new head of the EPA had to wait some five months for confirmation. Now that she’s got the job, the really difficult part begins.
President Obama is set to give a major address on climate change today—one that won’t include the Keystone XL pipeline. Will carbon regulations make a real difference?
Lautenberg will probably be best remembered for his successful fights against the alcohol and tobacco industries—including leading the effort in 1989 to ban smoking on commercial flights.
Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz and EPA nominee Gina McCarthy represent President Obama’s temperamental tendency towards compromise.
While the environmental movement has made the Keystone XL pipeline a line in the sand for U.S. climate policy, the project itself will have little impact on carbon emissions and on climate change.
It’s telling that of two long-term challenges—each of which would demand some sacrifice now—our political and media culture has chosen to focus so overwhelmingly on debt.
REI chief Sally Jewell gets the nod to become President Obama’s next Interior Secretary. She’ll try to balance the department’s conservation and economic responsibilities.
“Ultimately we have a moral responsibility to the most innocent victims of adverse climate change.”
The success or failure of California’s carbon cap-and-trade experiment may well decide whether national or even international action on global warming ever becomes a reality.
A comprehensive climate bill, barring some kind of miracle, isn’t going to happen. So here’s what the President can do to ensure his actions match his words on global warming.