As Dangerous Heat Becomes Norm in Pacific Northwest, Will Oregon Pass Needed Climate Bills?

Courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation By Kristina Dahl, Senior Climate Scientist Oregon and Washington are bracing for record-breaking heat this weekend. While extreme heat presents dangers no matter where it occurs, early season heat […]

Six Ways Chevron Imperils Climate, Human Rights, & Racial Justice

Kathy Mulvey, Climate accountability campaign director, Kathy Mulvey designs and leads corporate accountability initiatives and campaigns at UCS, conducting research and analysis, engaging corporate targets, building coalitions, and mobilizing experts and supporters. Although we’re barely one quarter […]

ExxonMobil Versus Chevron: Fight for Second-to-Last Place Among Fossil Fuel Companies Has Begun

By Nicole Pinko, Corporate Analyst & ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST As the weather grows warmer, bears, birds, and corporate America begin to emerge from their respective hibernations. Bears will awaken hungry with thoughts of berries; birds will fly north, […]

As the US Rejoins the Paris Agreement, What’s Next on the Road to COP26?

By Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy On Feb 19th, the United States will officially be back in the Paris Agreement, thirty days after President Biden signed a declaration to rejoin the agreement on […]

After the Insurrection: Accountability, Reform, & the Science of Democracy

By Andrew Rosenberg, Director, Center for Science & Democracy I have led the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists since 2012 when it was formed. We came into being because UCS believes that […]

Northeast Reaches Major Milestone to Reduce Emissions and Raise Revenue for Transportation, but Much More Work Remains

Originally published on blog of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura A collaboration of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions just signed the final Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  for the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) This […]

EPA Made So Many Mistakes with Clean Cars Rollback, Even Its Own Lawyers Want to Know What’s Up

Originally published on blog of Union of Concerned Scientists. By Dave Cooke, Senior Vehicles Analyst On Monday, EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced an investigation into the so-called “SAFE” rule, which rolled back Obama-era global warming emissions and […]

Old Laws, New Science, & Protecting Public Health: The Trump Administration’s Decision on Particulate Pollution Standards

Originally published on blog of Union of Concerned Scientists. By Gretchen Goldman In June, the public comment period closed on the EPA’s draft rule on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter. Now we wait, as […]