Tag: Regulation

Beyond reusing and recycling: How the US could actually reduce plastic production

A panel of experts last week made a simple, common-sense recommendation for dealing with the U.S.’s plastic pollution problem: Stop making so much plastic. “Not producing waste in the first place is the best thing you can do environmentally,” said Jenna Jambeck, a professor at the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering and a coauthor […]

Biden orders federal government to become carbon neutral by 2050

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday instructing federal agencies to become carbon-neutral by 2050. The order includes a set of concrete goals to help decarbonize the government’s operations, buildings, and vehicles, from carbon-free electricity by 2030, to the purchase of all zero-emission vehicles by 2035, to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from federal buildings […]

Interior’s new oil and gas leasing plan sidesteps climate action

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On the Friday after Thanksgiving — a day the federal government notoriously reserves for dropping politically inexpedient information — activists were blindsided by a long-anticipated report from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The document […]