Environmental Politics

Biden DOT Proposes Restoring Calif.'s Right To Set Car Pollution Rules

"The Transportation Department announced Thursday it was withdrawing part of a Trump-era rule that blocked states from setting their own tough car pollution standards, setting the stage for a return of broader power to California to fight climate change."

Source: LA Times, 04/23/2021

"U.S. To Join Global Effort To Decarbonize Shipping Industry - Kerry"

"The United States will join an effort by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry, climate envoy John Kerry announced on Tuesday ahead of a climate leaders summit President Joe Biden will host this week."

Source: Reuters, 04/21/2021

"How Politics Is Shaping Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal"

"From weatherization funds to electric vehicles, the White House made compromises to enlist a broad coalition that includes labor and communities of color".

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021

Watchdog: Trump-Era Rollback Of Car Rules Undercut EPA Staffers' Advice

"Former President Trump's rollback of clean car standards violated federal regulatory processes, obscured career staffers' concerns and failed to assess impacts on vulnerable communities, according to EPA's internal watchdog."

Source: E&E News, 04/21/2021

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