Biden Administration Releases America The Beautiful plan to Reach 30×30

Biden Administration Releases America The Beautiful plan to Reach 30×30

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On Thursday, the Biden administration announced detailed steps to protect 30% of America’s lands and waters by 2030. The report, titled “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” calls for a 10-year commitment to making conservation and restoration a priority.  The plan details strategies to purify drinking water, increase green space, improve access to outdoor […]

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The Green Takeaways From Biden’s Address To Congress

The Green Takeaways From Biden’s Address To Congress

Last night President Biden delivered his first joint address to Congress and outlined to the American people his vision for the power of government to improve lives and address urgent threats like the pandemic and the climate crisis. Biden has been a career champion of the ability of the federal government to solve the nation’s […]

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Biden Administration to Return to Obama Era CO2 Cost Calculations

Biden Administration to Return to Obama Era CO2 Cost Calculations

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On Friday, the Biden administration announced that it would be returning to the Obama-era method of calculating the “social cost of greenhouse gasses.”  This metric is a measure of how much each metric ton of carbon emitted will cost future generations, including the costs of hurricane damage, flooding, wildfires, and other effects of […]

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Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America click button

Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America

We spoke this week with Brandon Hurlbut, who helped to organize thousands of clean energy supporters to work to elect Joe Biden President.  He is also an expert on energy policy, politics, and finance.  He co-hosts the popular podcast Political Climate, with Friend of the Planet, Julia Pyper. And he was the Chief of Staff […]

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Biden Makes Day One Climate Action Official; What’s in Store?

Biden Makes Day One Climate Action Official; What’s in Store?

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today, on day one of his presidency, President Joe Biden is expected to pass a series of executive orders, including returning to the Paris Climate Agreement and completely scrapping the Keystone XL Pipeline. The incoming President’s transition team promised that executive action priorities would focus on immediately addressing COVID-19, […]

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Inauguration Countdown–Biden Announces Additional Climate Plans/Staff

Inauguration Countdown–Biden Announces Additional Climate Plans/Staff

We have no time to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control and building our economy back better. Tune in as I announce my American Rescue Plan. https://t.co/4YAg0nhJMn — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 15, 2021 Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden announced his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan which he described as “a two-step […]

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