The Trump administration has responded to COVID-19 using tactics it honed in the climate arena: ignoring or burying scientific information, pushing misinformation, and silencing scientists who warn us of the dangers.
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Author at State of the Planet
If allowed to stand, the rollbacks will result in enormous and needless increases in greenhouse gas emissions — and higher electric bills.
The ‘Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization’ website provides legal examples that can be customized in order to achieve deep reductions in fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced that during the COVID-19 pandemic it will “exercise discretion” in enforcing natural gas pipeline safety regulations.
Some policies can simultaneously address public health threats, reduce emissions and provide for a city’s recovery.
How governments can ensure transparency and public access to information while social distancing continues.
The president’s ongoing war on science has significantly weakened researchers’ ability to respond to COVID-19 and other looming public health and environmental crises.
While hiding inconvenient facts may not be the intention behind EPA’s COVID-19 policy, it could very well be its effect.
Tribes Claim U.S. Government Violates Human Rights by Failing to Address Climate-Forced Displacement
Five U.S. tribes claim that climate change compromises their human rights, including rights to life, health, housing, water, sanitation, and a healthy environment.