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The Big Idea - 25 By 25

Terry Tamminen | Posted 01.17.2017 | Green
Terry Tamminen

From what we've seen of the President-elect so far, he seems to like big, bold ideas. Here's one that could change the world.

Can California Climate Activism Make Sacramento The New DC?

Justin Guay | Posted 01.17.2017 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to the politics of climate change Sacramento must become the new DC. After much hand wringing, weeping and gnashing of teeth climate ...

How Washington Blew Its Chance For A Carbon Tax

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 11.16.2016 | Green
Jonathan Marshall

Even as voters nationally elected a notorious climate denier as their next president, several environmental groups rallied to help defeat a ballot mea...

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Making history and rewriting the future: Donald Trump declared winner of ...

Washington State Rejects Country's First Stab At Carbon Tax

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

Voters in Washington State rejected a controversial ballot initiative Tuesday that would have created the country’s first tax on carbon, a critical ...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama suggests re-routing the controversial Dakota Access pipel...

Washington State, Vote "Yes" for Our Kids and Birds

David Yarnold | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
David Yarnold

Bald Eagle. Photo: Lori Rothstein/Audubon Photography Awards. Voters in Washington state have the chance to do something many people only talk about:...

In Washington, Climate Change Legislation Has A Surprising New Enemy

Rafael Salazar | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Rafael Salazar

In light of all the turmoil over Washington's climate debate, there is an important lesson to be learned: at least some of the Republicans long considered beyond salvation can be made to understand the merits of climate change legislation

America's Costly Addiction To Billion-Dollar Bailouts

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Bailouts, like the one recently considered by the Obama Administration, aren't the purview of one political party. Both parties do it freely and frequently, at federal and state levels. The US government is bailing out businesses all the time.

How The Republican Meltdown Could Save The Climate

Charles Komanoff | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Charles Komanoff

Let's be clear: a U.S. carbon tax isn't just helpful climate policy. It's the core of any program for shrinking carbon emissions massively, relentlessly and globally.

'Green News Report' - October 11, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.11.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate change shows up at the 2nd Presidential Debate -- but not for lon...

'Green News Report' - October 6, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hurricane Matthew churns towards U.S.; Climate change shut out - again! -...

In Suit Against Clean Power Plan, States May Not Be "Closer To The People"

Steven Kull | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Steven Kull

Twenty-six states have joined a lawsuit against the federal government to stop its Clean Power Plan (CPP), which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions two percent a year. Oral arguments are scheduled to begin in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on September 27.

'Green News Report' - August 30, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe takes a stand against massive new oil pipeline ...

ExxonMobil's Latest Campaign To Stymie Federal Climate Action

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

The numbers are unambiguous: When it comes to a carbon tax, there's no escaping the fact that ExxonMobil still funds legislators who don't favor it and, by the same token, doesn't support many who do.

'Green News Report' - July 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Porn is dirty, but coal is clean, says the Republican Party platform; Sen...

'Green News Report' - JuLY 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sanders and Clinton supporters come together -- mostly -- to adopt the gr...

'Green News Report' - July 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic algae bloom in South Florida ruins 4th of July for tourism industry...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: US, Canada and Mexico sign major clean energy pact; New report finds mill...

Get Smart Fast: the Politics of a Carbon Tax in 200 words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

At its core, a carbon tax is a tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels. It would raise revenue and result in reductions of CO2. Some supporters ha...

Exxon Supports A Carbon Tax Except When There Is A Vote On A Carbon Tax

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business

ExxonMobil has long maintained that it supports a carbon tax in the United States. For instance, here's Suzanne McCarron, ExxonMobil vice president o...

'Green News Report' - June 9, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: San Francisco adopts a climate change adaptation tax; Alberta, Canada, ho...

Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.

Pushing the Limits on Earth Day

Joan Michelson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Joan Michelson

Here are a few examples from Earth Day Dallas of folks pushing the unconverted:

This Guy Raps About Climate Change, And Bill Nye Loves Him

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green

Even the most political hip-hop songs don't typically delve into the intricacies of policy reform. Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman knows that. He raps a...