Tuesday’s election could be key in deciding federal environmental protection moving forward.
Politics Archives - State of the Planet
While it is possible to predict the most probable form the post-Pruitt EPA will take, we should strive for something better.
Both our governor and mayor need to place public service above political gain to save our mass transit system.
Economist Glenn Hubbard explains why carbon pricing can appeal to people on both sides of the political aisle.
Given the political infeasibility of a carbon tax to speed the transformation to a sustainable economy, we need to rapidly move on to another policy approach.
We have a presidency and an energy policy that is seeking to achieve fossil fuel dominance at the very moment that the rest of the world is desperately working to replace those fuels with renewable alternatives.
Last week, Scott Pruitt provided us with additional insight into his views about climate change.
We should be thinking about regulation as a way of ensuring our economic activity can proceed with the least possible amount of unanticipated negative impacts. We need to police ourselves and make sure that the rules of correct behavior are clear, fair, well understood and creatively applied.
It’s popular to believe that the private sector is a paragon of efficiency and that government is simply waste, fraud and abuse, but it is simply not true. It is essential that we focus on building the public-private collaborations that have long made this nation great.
Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.