Category: United States News Brief and Action Alert

US Yet to Significantly Include Climate Change Measures In Its Coronavirus Economic Recovery Programs
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US Yet to Significantly Include Climate Change Measures In Its Coronavirus Economic Recovery Programs

The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was recorded on January 21, 2020; by May 1 over 1,000,000 cases had been reported. To slow the spread of the virus, states across the country issued stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, instituted social distancing measures, and closed non-essential businesses. President Trump declared a national emergency on...

Absence of a Federal Carbon Price and Mechanism in the US
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Absence of a Federal Carbon Price and Mechanism in the US

The United States does not have a federal carbon price. However, at the state and regional level, eleven states covering approximately thirty percent of the U.S. population participate in carbon pricing programs in the form of Cap and Trade systems. These include the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and California’s...

Trump Begins Formal Paris Agreement Withdrawal as US Emissions Increase
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Trump Begins Formal Paris Agreement Withdrawal as US Emissions Increase

On November 4, 2019, President Donald Trump officially began the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. Although the President had announced his intent in June of 2017, he was unable to formally submit the intent to withdraw until three years after the agreement had entered into force. Climate activists and opponents...

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