<> Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Releases Report on America's Regional Vulnerabilities to Climate Change - The Energy Department report examines the expected regional energy sector vulnerabilities to climate change -- dividing he United States into nine regions, finding that the severe challenges from climate change across America will require a more comprehensive and accelerated national, regional and community approach to keep the U.S. energy system reliable and safe.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Releases Report on America's Regional Vulnerabilities to Climate Change
Friday, October 09, 2015
<> All Climate Change Is Local - An article by Michael R. Bloomberg (U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change) & John F. Kerry (U.S. Secretary of State). When world leaders gather in Paris in December to negotiate a global agreement on climate change, they will have a powerful ally standing behind them and urging them onward: mayors -- the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Compact of Mayors, cities around the world have been committing to major reductions in carbon emissions, while adopting a common measurement system and public reporting process to ensure that they can be held accountable. [includes 322+ comments]
<> Governor Cuomo, Joined By Vice President Gore, Announces New Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Lead Nation on Climate Change New York Governor Cuomo, joined by Vice President Gore, announced four major actions to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across New York State. These nation-leading environmental and clean energy initiatives will help
Thursday, October 08, 2015
<> NWF Sues Dept. of Transportation over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failures - The National Wildlife Federation today filed a lawsuit against the U.S Department of Transportation for the agency's failure for more than 20 years to protect people, fish, wildlife, and communities from oil pipeline spills in the nation's inland waters, from the Great Lakes to the Yellowstone River.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
<> UN drops plan to help move climate-change affected people - Australia's opposition to the creation of a body to help people escaping the ravages of climate change appears to have paid off, with the idea dropped from the draft agreement for the crucial UN climate talks in Paris -- a previous draft of the deal to be thrashed out by nations included a "climate change displacement coordination facility"
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
<> U.S. & Five Gulf States Reach Historic $20.8 billion Settlement with BP - The U.S. Department of Justice joined the five Gulf states in announcing a settlement to resolve civil claims against BP arising from the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout and the massive oil spill that followed in the Gulf of Mexico -- resolves the governments' civil claims under the Clean Water Act and natural resources damage claims under the Oil Pollution Act, as well as economic damage claims of the five Gulf states and local governments -- this global resolution of civil claims is worth $20.8 billion, and is the largest settlement with a single entity in the department's history.