Is there such a thing as a good tax? Former Gov. Bill Ritter of PCAP’s National Advisory Committee argues that there is. New research from MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that a carbon tax can have economic, social and environmental benefits.
The Brennan Center for Justice has launched a bipartisan task force to identify how fundamental norms and rules can be restored in the American presidency after the tenure of Donald Trump. Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, a member of PCAP’s National Advisory Committee, is one of the task force co-chairs. Here, she and co-chair Preet Bharara explain what they have in mind. Their op-ed first appeared in USA Today.
The First Climate Election
Bill Becker posts a series of blogs on the importance of this year’s midterm elections to climate action in the U.S.
Donald Trump’s performance, the flaws in our democracy and climate change should be among the issues in the 2018 midterm elections.
Democracy is being sabotaged, and not just be the Russians. Here’s how and what we can do about it.
Why 2018 and 2020 should be America’s historic climate elections.
By Bill McKibben
A frontal approach to climate action in the United States may not be successful, but the flanks are wide open
In its latest vulnerability assessment, the Department of Defense says half its facilities are vulnerable to climate effects.
This map from the Department of Defense shows the military sites in the lower 48 states that are vulnerable to flooding, extreme temperatures, wind, drought and/or wildfires.
By Timothy E. Wirth
Secret and corrupting funding will always try to find a way into politics, but as in the past, our democracy can survive and succeed if citizens and their..
By William D. Ruckelshaus Whether you believe it a moral obligation to care for other living things or an intelligent instinct for self-preservation, we need collectively to constrain our conduct so we…
GOP Alienates Young Conservatives on Climate Change
Commentary by Kiera O’Brien and Ben Zollinger published originally in February by CNBC
The Republican Party is alienating an entire generation of young conservative voters by continuing to downplay climate science and sidestep solutions.
Among the many internal battles over the heart and soul of the GOP, the most overlooked yet consequential may center on energy and environmental policy. Here, party leaders risk driving away the millennial generation that is the future of both parties, and already the largest voting bloc