The New Orleans City Council approved the construction of a new gas-powered energy plant contrary to a city climate change plan that was heavily influenced by the Paris Agreement. This article is a brief examination of the importance of both setting and adhering to goals with regard to mitigating climate change.
The Administrative Procedure Act provides requirements that are normally meant to prevent agencies from taking shortcuts or sidestepping important public processes. However, recent actions by the Trump administration demonstrate that a less well-known section of the APA may potentially be used as a dilatory tactic to allow a new administration to delay implementation of a previous administration’s properly promulgate rules.
The Trump Administration potentially seeks to implement deep-cuts in the Energy Department. The budget loss would ultimately lead to uncertainty in the market for clean energy, as regulations push difficult measures for alternative energy source providers to abide by and follow. The policies in the short term will hinder clean energy initiatives for now, but ultimately these clean energy competitors will still stand competitively against fossil fuels and the coal industry.
As President Trump rolls back federal policies to address climate change, what’s a climate hawk to do? Look to the states.
As Governments Signal Coming End for Gas-Power Cars, General Motors Joins the Race for an “All-Electric” Future By Brendan Sage, Staff Contributor Proclaiming that the company “believes in an all-electric […]