Biden-Harris Administration Archives - State of the Planet

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Surprise: Inflation Reduction Act Makes Oil and Gas Development on Federal Land Less Attractive

The bill’s requirement to offer land for oil and gas development may have a more limited impact than feared.

by Romany Webb |August 17, 2022
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What the Inflation Reduction Act Does — and Doesn’t Do — for Climate

It’s the U.S.’s first bill that focuses on climate change, but it’s not perfect.

by |August 12, 2022
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Environmental Justice Delayed Has Been Justice Denied

Environmental justice delayed has long been justice denied, but it is never too late to do better.

by |May 9, 2022
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Unpaid Internships are Unethical and Wrong

Internships can be valuable and important apprenticeship opportunities for students engaged in them. They should be encouraged, and they should be paid.

by |March 21, 2022

The Pivot Toward Sustainability Finance

My hope is that even if a conservative American national government abdicated climate leadership once again, the market forces we saw in 2021 will be too deeply established to deter.

by |January 3, 2022

Federal Purchasing Power, the Green Economy and Sustainability Management

Sustainability management is rapidly becoming the norm, and President Biden’s Green Executive Order will accelerate the growth of the green economy.

by |December 13, 2021

Sustainability Management Hits the Big Time

The scale of change needed to build a renewable resource-based economy is huge. We need both elected leaders and business leaders to get this job done.

by |November 29, 2021

Build Back Better and American Climate Leadership

If we, once again, kick the “climate can” down the road, we should be prepared for the road to be flooded, washed away, covered in debris, and possibly surrounded by burning forests.

by |November 22, 2021

Regulating Forever Chemicals

We are an ingenious species, and when properly motivated, we can build an economy that doesn’t poison people and the planet.

by |October 25, 2021

There Is More Than One Way to Accelerate Decarbonization

There is more than one way to accelerate decarbonization, and we need to use every tool our toolbox can hold.

by |October 18, 2021