Justice

  • Larry Kudlow slams New York Times opinion piece that argues for non-citizens to

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    ‘Kudlow’ slams Democrat’s immigration policy saying he’s ‘not into global citizenship’ Happy Friday, folks! There are a couple of things on my mind this evening.  A bit later in the show, you will see that I offered to make bail for Senator Marsha Blackburn just in case the Senate goes Pelosi and Chuck ...
  • California must take leadership role in reducing plastic

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    The global pandemic was disastrous for so many people who lost lives, loved ones and jobs. Businesses like auto dealers and clothing retailers saw sales tank; museums and aquariums (including Monterey Bay Aquarium) closed their doors for more than a year; and nationwide, more than 100,000 restaurants shuttered for good. But ...
  • Presidential Executive Order 14008: The Climate Crisis Order | Pillsbury –

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    Presidential Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis,” a long and unusually detailed Executive Order published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2021 (see 86 FR 7619), has generated considerable discussion and commentary. Below, I briefly outline its provisions. This EO describes the “climate crisis” in existential terms: “There ...
  • The Recorder – My Turn: What gets defined as renewable energy?

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    This week, our air turned hazy as winds blew in wildfire smoke from the West Coast, a stark reminder that when it comes to climate change, we’re all in this together. On Friday, I’ve been invited to testify at an oversight hearing of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and ...
  • Feds jump into McKinley Park asphalt plant fracas 

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    At the request of Illinois’ two U.S. senators, federal officials are turning up the heat on a controversial asphalt plant in McKinley Park. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is working to make sure the state sets strict rules within an operating permit for the MAT Asphalt operation on ...
  • FERC authority on cybersecurity, pipeline climate impacts takes center stage in

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    Dive Brief: Cybersecurity, transmission reform and the future of pipeline deliberations came under scrutiny Tuesday during a House hearing focused on federal energy regulatory authorities. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy were largely focused on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s ongoing proceedings regarding its pipeline ...
  • Cohen Weiss Partner Tapped For DOL Benefits Chief

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    Law360 (July 27, 2021, 9:14 PM EDT) — The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it has nominated Cohen Weiss & Simon LLP partner Lisa Gomez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor’s employee benefits unit, which produces and enforces the federal regulations that apply to employer-provided retirement and health care ...
  • Why does the Squad oppose a bipartisan energy security bill?

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    An energy security bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last month has alarmed some environmental and Indigenous activists who say the legislation could fund states’ efforts to stifle protest against pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure. The bill’s opponents, which include the left-wing lawmakers of the so-called Squad, ...
  • Biomass critics press lawmakers for more stringent regulations

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    Published: 7/26/2021 9:10:08 PM Local groups focused on environmental policy are trying to keep pressure on state officials to strengthen rules surrounding biomass energy, even after a controversial biomass plant in Springfield was canceled in the spring. “We are hopeful that substantive legislation, including explicitly forbidding subsidies for woody biomass power ...
  • Meet Celena Wasserstrom From Columbia Climate School’s Inaugural Class

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    Meet Celena Wasserstrom From Columbia Climate School’s Inaugural Class This fall, Columbia University will welcome the first class of students who will graduate from the newly created Climate School. Drawing on the expertise within the Earth Institute and its many centers, the Columbia Climate School will serve as a hub for transdisciplinary ...