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    ‘Big Win’ for Climate and Public Lands as U.S. Judge Reinstates Coal Lease Ban

    ‘Big Win’ for Climate and Public Lands as U.S. Judge Reinstates Coal Lease Ban

    By Brett Wilkins Climate and Indigenous activists on Friday applauded the reinstatement of an Obama-era moratorium prohibiting new coal leases on all public lands until after the completion of a thorough environmental review. Brian Morris, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Montana, issued an order reinstating the 2016 moratorium, which Ryan Zinke, former President Donald Trump’s disgraced interior secretary, reversed the […]

    Vanuatu Announces World’s Strongest Pollution Reduction Goals

    Vanuatu Announces World’s Strongest Pollution Reduction Goals

    Vanuatu — an island nation that’s barely culpable for, yet extremely vulnerable to, climate change — has announced the world’s strongest pollution reduction targets. Already carbon-negative, Vanuatu pledged to produce 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 while also reducing fossil fuel consumption to near zero. It also called for the creation of a UN financial facility […]

    House Passes Inflation Reduction Act

    House Passes Inflation Reduction Act

    Without the support of a single Republican, Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday gave final passage to a $740 billion piece of legislation that includes historic investments in renewable energy development, a minimum tax on large corporations, and a landmark requirement for Medicare to directly negotiate the prices of a subset of prescription drugs.

    House Expected to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Including Historic Investment in Climate

    House Expected to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Including Historic Investment in Climate

    In a letter to Democratic colleagues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the “life-changing legislation” will pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, ending more than a year of internal negotiations among Democrats over the climate, healthcare, and tax bill. The passage of the bill comes after positive jobs and inflation reports and other legislative accomplishments like […]