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May 9, 2024
President Biden’s New LNG Exports Pause is a Huge Win: Here’s Why

President Biden paused approvals of new liquefied methane gas export projects in the U.S. earlier this year, triggering backlash from MAGA extremists in Congress and from the oil and gas industry. Here's why this pause is a huge win for people and the planet, offering the opportunity to assess the true environmental, health, and economic costs of LNG exports.

May 9, 2024
Overhead view of a huge industrial facility on the Gulf of Mexico shore, with two tanker ships in the harbor.
Explainer
Apr 25, 2024
Clean Energy Tax Incentives Can Help You Save Money — and the Planet

Home energy efficiency projects large and small, appliance upgrades, and switching to a clean car can add up to big savings year over year on utilities and maintenance. Clean energy tax incentives to help make these upgrades and swaps are available thanks to the Biden-Harris administration’s affordable clean energy plan. Get an overview of the many incentives available and tools to help you plan your clean energy updates.

Apr 25, 2024
Team of four men and women installing solar panels on the roof of a house.
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Jan 11, 2024
A Relentless Power Grab: SCOTUS Poised to Weaken EPA and Other Federal Agencies in Upcoming Cases Relentless and Loper Bright

The Supreme Court may overturn the Chevron doctrine and diminish federal agencies' power to protect communities from special interests, like the fossil fuel industry. In addition to further weakening the EPA's authority to regulate polluters, overturning Chevron would have far-reaching implications into all areas of public policy.

Jan 11, 2024
A sign reading "Be a Justice NOT A Politician" is held up in front of the Supreme Court building.
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Oct 5, 2023
How Climate Change Fueled This Summer’s Record-Setting Extreme Weather

This summer saw thousands of climate records shattered as extreme weather events and disasters devastated communities around the world. Here’s a closer look at how climate change contributed to extreme weather events around the globe over the past few months.

Oct 5, 2023
The New York City skyline obscured by thick, orange haze.