News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

Science and Environmental Communities Call on Biden, Congress to Decarbonize Transportation and Power Generation

President Biden recently unveiled his American Jobs Plan— a two trillion-dollar package with significant investments in infrastructure, advanced technologies, and jobs that will reduce our global warming emissions.  Next week, he will host the Leaders’ Climate Summit on Earth Day where he will likel […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Fossil Fuels and Public Lands: How the US Interior Department Can Act on Climate Right Now

Here are the specific near-term actions that the Interior Department can take at the leasing, permitting, and production stages of fossil fuel development on public lands to help address the climate crisis, unify the agency behind a common purpose, and ensure the agency is acting in the public inter […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

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

Although we’re barely one quarter into 2021, multiple forces are squeezing Chevron for the preventable harm it is inflicting on the global climate. The company is also being dragged for its greenwashing, its role in perpetuating racial injustice in the United States, and its violations of Indigenous […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

We Have an Infrastructure Plan

The Biden administration's American Jobs Plan is a vision, an outline, an actionable course for how to advance desperately needed change. It needs work. It needs to be pushed on scale, and on scope. But it’s a plan. Which means we now have a plan to build from, and a plan to build on. Let’s build. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

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

Soon it will be annual general meeting (AGM) season. Much like last year, UCS will be attending the annual meetings virtually due to the pandemic. I’ll be addressing three broad themes here – EU versus US climate action, the need for climate lobbying disclosure, and Chevron and ExxonMobil’s fight to […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.