Category: Politics

Introspective profiles and spotlights on today’s global politics.

Trump cites alternative facts about Clean Power Plan from NERA Economic Consulting

A White House fact-sheet on President Trump’s executive order targeting key U.S. climate change policies cited a controversial report by NERA Economic Consulting that was sponsored by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The fact-sheet circulated by the White...

/ March 28, 2017

Neil Chatterjee: Trump’s FERC pick is a rubber stamp for fossil fuel and utility interests

President Trump will soon nominate Neil Chatterjee to fill one of the three open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), according to media reports. A coalition of 135 environmental groups is lining up to oppose Trump’s FERC nominees....

/ March 22, 2017

Donald Trump once believed in clean energy, so what happened?

President Donald Trump is well known for his record of over the top attacks on clean energy, but properties managed by the Trump Organization have taken advantage of state energy efficiency incentives to save money and reduce their carbon dioxide...

/ March 4, 2017

Renewable energy just disappeared from Donald Trump’s energy plans

Renewable energy received no mention today on the new White House website, launched today during Donald Trump’s inauguration. Trump pledged to include renewable energy, including solar and wind, in his energy plan while on the campaign trail last year. After...

/ January 20, 2017

Jay Clayton, the SEC, and climate change disclosure

What does Donald Trump’s plan to nominate Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mean for the future of corporate climate change disclosure? The election of Donald Trump has created real uncertainty about the direction the...

/ January 5, 2017

Donald Trump’s renewable energy and global warming Tweets

Donald Trump has posted more than 100 Tweets attacking wind and solar power. He has also suggested that global warming is a hoax manufactured by the Chinese.

/ November 17, 2016

Public Interest Groups Call on Executive Nominations Committee to Reject Michael Richard’s Appointment Over Communications between Michael Richard and Governor Hogan’s Office

The emails demonstrate that in just the first month of his appointment, Michael Richard, coordinated with his previous office on matters both confidential and restricted.

/ March 25, 2016