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March 13, 2023
RELEASE: Biden Betrays Campaign Promises And His Own Interior Department By Approving Willow Project
In response to the U.S. Department of the Interior approving three drilling pads to allow the controversial Willow Project to advance, Revolving Door Project Climate Research Director Dorothy Slater released the following statement:
February 01, 2023 | Talking Points Memo
Biden Should Wed His Cancer Moonshot To The Energy Transition
But succeeding at his Cancer Moonshot’s goals will require more than funding research into cancer treatments. As the first day of February marks the beginning of National Cancer Prevention Month, it’s worth acknowledging that cancer prevention requires different approaches than treatment, and must include a reckoning with the carcinogens that pervade our environment. If Biden really wants to fight cancer in America, he’s going to have to challenge the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries. Among other things, this means confronting an Achilles heel of the Democratic Party: domestic fracking.
January 18, 2023
Treasury's Ineffectual Climate Advisor Revolves Out
Morton’s tenure brought no visible advancement in the fight against climate change.
January 11, 2023
Revolving Door Project Condemns TVA Decision To Expand Fossil Fuels, Urges EPA and White House To Be More Aggressive
In response to news that Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Jeff Lyash issued a final decision to construct a new fossil gas plant and pipeline to replace an aging coal plant, Revolving Door Project Climate Research Director Dorothy Slater released the following statement:
January 05, 2023
112 Organizations Call For White House To Fully Review TVA Decision On Fossil Gas Expansion
Organizations from at least 20 states signed on, including states which receive their power from the TVA, such as Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
December 22, 2022
RELEASE: TVA Board Might Have Easily Blocked Fossil Energy Expansion, Had Senate Confirmed Them Sooner. The EPA Still Can.
In response to reports that the U.S. Senate confirmed six nominees to the Board of the Tennessee Valley Authority by voice vote Wednesday, Revolving Door Project Climate Research Director Dorothy Slater released the following statement:
December 21, 2022
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RDP’s 150th Newsletter: Our 2022 Revolving Door Superlatives
How better to mark the darkest day of the year than with a bit of dark humor? This winter solstice, we present our 2022 Revolving Door Superlatives, where we spotlight the most craven, captured, and corrupt personnel and policy debates of this past year. From Revolver of the Year to 2022’s Worst Look to our Biggest Personnel Nightmare Entering 2023, we have a positively ghoulish assemblage of honorees for your perverse reading pleasure. Take comfort, dear reader, in this at least: the days are only getting longer from here on out.
December 13, 2022 | The New Republic
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Incentive Structure Keeps Residents Hooked on Fossil Fuels
The federally owned utility company could be leading the clean energy transition. Instead, it’s poisoning the countryside.
October 31, 2022 | The American Prospect
How Governing Can Motivate Politics
An alternate vision for how Democrats could bring the fight to the midterms by taking action in Congress and the White House
September 23, 2022 | The American Prospect
The Problem With Emission Reduction Models
They are partially based on what even some of the modelers acknowledge are faulty data, particularly on methane.
July 28, 2022
Revolving Door Project Reacts to Treasury’s New Climate Data and Analytics Hub Announcement
In response to reports that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will create a “Climate Data and Analytics Hub” within the Office of Financial Research, Revolving Door Project Senior Researcher Dorothy Slater released the following statement:
July 26, 2022
Fossil Fuel-Tied Legal Experts Are the Main Critics of a Climate Emergency Declaration
months of dedicated advocacy and both public and private pressure from environmental groups which insisted an emergency declaration was necessary to meet the moment, it seemed like Biden was finally ready to respond. But the declaration didn’t come, and in the days since, PoliticoPro’s EnergyWire and GreenWire have given spotlights to legal experts opining on the legal and political merits of such a declaration.
July 15, 2022
Biden Should Not Trade Executive Actions for Mythical Senate Promises
The president’s proposal to restart fossil fuel projects would abdicate his responsibility to ensure the laws are faithfully executed.
June 06, 2022
RELEASE: Revolving Door Project Applauds Use Of Defense Production Act For Clean Energy Projects
In response to the Biden administration’s announcement that it will activate the Defense Production Act to spur domestic production of crucial clean energy projects including solar panel parts, building insulation, heat pumps, and power grid infrastructure, Revolving Door Project Senior Researcher Dorothy Slater released the following statement:
May 30, 2022
Biden’s Main Legislative Accomplishment Is in One Man’s Hands
Mitch Landrieu is overseeing the bipartisan infrastructure law. His record does not inspire confidence in how that might be handled.