Category Archives: Policy

Based on Interviewing 65 'Leaders'

Oregon Nonprofit Leader, Climate Columnist Details Interviews, Go-Forward Suggestions

Spend the equivalent of nearly two days on the phone interviewing a range of selected national, regional, and local “leaders” on climate change, and you’ll likely come up with some interesting insights. That’s what Eugene, Oregon-based nonprofit leader and frequent [...]

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With Federal, Global Regs at Standstill … Courts Become Front Line on Climate Change

U.S. Supreme Court … in supreme position on climate. Climate change litigation is in its infancy, but experts predict growth in number of battles fought within the legal system. Seven years ago, the United States court system became involved with [...]

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Mr. Mass v. EPA: An Interview with the Man Who Put Climate Change on America’s Legal Map

BOSTON, MA. — As the EPA inches closer to regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, the potentially titanic implications of James Milkey’s little idea are starting to dawn on many climate policy watchers and energy interests across [...]

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Where the Action Is: Climate Goes Local; Cities, Local Governments Confront Global Challenge

The world’s metropolises, with more than half the world population, could hold key to global climate progress. Humans have officially made their home in the concrete jungle. Ours is the first generation in which most of the world’s population lives [...]

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In Post-BP Gulf Oil Leak Climate

Deepwater Oil Drilling: Not That New, But Not That Much Known Either?

Until BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in April and continuing oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, many in the news media covered deepwater oil exploration with a sort of awe. The practice, after all, is relatively new — most projects [...]

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Massaging the Climate Message: New Political Conditions Bring Shifting Strategies

Future historians may regard recent weeks as a momentary breathing spell in the political trajectory of the climate issue. In the courts, preliminary rulings are awaited on a spate of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse [...]

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Rocks & Rolls & Twists & Turns

The rocks and rolls of the climate change policy debate have taken mind-warping twists and turns in recent months. Stop there. Note that the reference is to climate change policy and not to science. The latter, notwithstanding doubters’ continuing insistence [...]

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