Bill Wehrum, a former corporate lawyer, joined three other EPA officials at a Cooler Heads Coalition gathering last year.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: EPA air chief Bill Wehrum gave a presentation at a far-right climate denier event last year, new emails show. He was joined by 3 other EPA officials.
"This is the cherry on top of a toxic sundae," one former EPA official told me.
A new poll shows more than half of American union members support the Green New Deal, as SEIU becomes the first national union to endorse the plan.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: The Green New Deal picked up endorsements from two major unions in the past two weeks. New @DataProgress polling shows 52% of union workers back the movement.
It shows the Green New Deal's labor hurdles could be more surmountable than they seem.
The Washington governor ups the ante on climate proposals as his 2020 Democratic presidential rivals are announcing theirs.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: @JayInslee proposed using U.S. anti-corruption laws to target overseas officials who harass environmentalists and spread climate denial as part of his foreign policy pivot away from the “Axis of Oil.”
The 15,000-word document includes proposals to rapidly decarbonize, create 8 million jobs and revitalize the labor movement by repealing right-to-work laws.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: @JayInslee just released a stunning detailed, 15,000-word economic plan to decarbonize much of the U.S. by 2030 and revivify the labor movement by repealing right-to-work laws and making it easier to form unions.
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan to tackle the climate crisis, which he’s called an “existential” threat, reportedly includes a role for fossil fuels.
Alexander KaufmanObama's climate policy spurred an oil and gas boom that put us on the trajectory to cataclysmic global warming.
If Joe Biden's plan is to turn the clock back to 2016, we're screwed, scientists say.
The sudden collapse of thawing soils in the Arctic might double the warming from greenhouse gases released from tundra, warn Merritt R. Turetsky and colleagues.
Alexander Kaufman“...permafrost is collapsing suddenly as pockets of ice within it melt. Instead of a few centimetres of soil thawing each year, several metres of soil destabilize within days or weeks. The land can sink and be inundated by swelling lakes and wetlands.”
Jakarta, home to 10 million people, is sinking and has one of the world's worst traffic problems.
Alexander KaufmanIndonesia just announced plans to move its capital from Jakarta to as-yet-unnamed higher ground as sea level rise swallows the sinking metropolis of 10 million. Wow.
Alexander KaufmanIndonesia just announced plans to move its capital from Jakarta to as-yet-unnamed higher ground as the sprawling metropolis of 10 million groundwater extraction sinks its up to 15 centimeters a year and rising seas lap at its shores.
Beto's four-part framework to mobilize a historic $5 trillion over ten years, require net-zero emissions by 2050, and address the greatest threat we face.
Alexander KaufmanBeto O'Rourke released a $5 trillion climate plan this a.m.:
-EOs to regulate methane, halt fossil fuel leasing on federal lands
-push legally-enforceable "standard" to hit net zero emissions by 2050
-union job training
-10x increase in mitigation grants