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The US Makes Use of Cap-and-Trade and Cap-and-Invest Programs
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The US Makes Use of Cap-and-Trade and Cap-and-Invest Programs

Only thirteen states have adopted an emissions trading system in the United States. Eleven states in the northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont) are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which is a cap-and-trade program. California also has a cap-and-trade program, while...

US Congress Needs to Address Climate Change as an Overall Issue Affecting Different Economic Sectors
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US Congress Needs to Address Climate Change as an Overall Issue Affecting Different Economic Sectors

In 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in Congress through President Joe Biden’s push for climate legislation. Hailed as a victory for some environmentalists, the Act has garnered criticism from many. Originally proposed in the form of the Build Back Better Plan, the measure did not pass and was rewritten as the IRA. The...

The United States’ Most Significant Climate Policies of 2023
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The United States’ Most Significant Climate Policies of 2023

Michigan’s Healthy Climate Plan According to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the average annual temperature in Michigan rose three degrees between 1900 and 2023. Last year, the final version of the Michigan Healthy Climate Plan (MI Health Climate Plan) was released by EGLE. This is a long-term climate change adaptation...

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