Economy & Business

400+ Toxic Sites In Calif. Are At Risk Of Flooding From Sea Level Rise

"When Lucas Zucker talks about sea level rise in California, his first thoughts aren’t about waves crashing onto fancy homes in Orange County, nor the state’s most iconic beaches shrinking year after year. What worries him most are the three power plants looming over the Oxnard coast, and the toxic waste site that has languished there for decades."

Source: LA Times, 12/01/2021

US Will Miss EV Targets Without Big Investments in Chip-Making: Raimondo

"The United States won’t meet the Biden administration’s goal of widespread electric-vehicle adoption without urgent investment in domestic semiconductor manufacturing, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said."

Source: Washington Post, 11/30/2021

"Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change"

"The department recommended higher fees for oil and gas leases, but there was no sign the government planned to take global warming into account when weighing new applications."

Source: NYTimes, 11/29/2021
April 19, 2022 to April 20, 2022

Responsible Business USA 2022

Responsible Business USA will be returning to IN PERSON at the Marriot Brooklyn Bridge to convene leading CEOs, Sustainability, Government and NGO executives to help shape and deliver a clean, inclusive economy.

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Congressional Infrastructure Bill Loaded With Local Stories

The massive infrastructure measure signed into law last week is a potential mother lode of stories for environmental journalists. If that is, they can figure out where the money is going. The latest TipSheet takes an initial look at the $1.2 trillion plan and offers guidance on how to track down reportable local and regional projects.

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"Northeast States Abandon Cap-And-Trade Plan For Cars"

"The Transportation and Climate Initiative — a cap-and-trade program covering cars in three Northeastern states and the District of Columbia — was abandoned last week after Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) pulled the plug on the program."

Source: E&E News, 11/23/2021

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