Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney, Director, La Onda Verde de NRDC, San Francisco
It’s been nearly three months since President Obama’s strongly worded State of the Union address, in which he vowed to tackle climate change … Continue reading →
As we wait for President Obama and the State Department to make a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, talk seems to have shifted away from why the pipeline should be rejected to what should be done in the event the project is approved. Continue reading →
“Vice President Joe Biden told a South Carolina environmental activist Friday that he opposes a controversial oil pipeline from Canada, but said he is “in the minority” inside the Obama administration.” Continue reading →
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
In 2011, residents of sprawling, fast-growing, Charlotte became part of a case study on obesity. Just a few years earlier, Charlotte had been one of the most car-dependent cities in the na… Continue reading →
Rob Perks, Transportation Advocacy Director, Washington, D.C.
On Monday the Obama administration announced the president’s pick to take over from Ray Lahood as secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The nominee is Char… Continue reading →
Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC
President Obama’s visit to Mexico this week will be the second time he meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in less than six months, highlighting the import… Continue reading →
The Obama administration’s controversial proposal to means-test Medicare recipients has one small problem — the Medicare program is already means-tested, says an expert on retirement benefits. Continue reading →
David Gordon, the director of policy planning under former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, says the chances are about four-to-one” that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to oil refineries in Texas. Continue reading →
Matthew McFeeley, Attorney, Washington, D.C.
The Obama Administration is developing rules to require fracking chemical disclosure for operations on federal lands and a recent leaked draft of the new rules requires companies to dis… Continue reading →
In the wake of President Obama’s “college scorecard,” new research finds that government attempts to grade educational institutions can backfire when done for political or policy purposes. Continue reading →
Dan Lashof, Program Director, Climate & Clean Air, Washington, D.C.
“Tonight, there is much progress to report,” the President said last night at the beginning of his State of the Union address.
When it comes to combatin… Continue reading →
Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC
At just 24-years-old, Chris Castro is a successful Cuban-American eco- entrepreneur from Orlando, Florida. I met Chris in New York last week at a UN assembly … Continue reading →