Climate

March 25, 2024 | The American Prospect

Hannah Story Brown

Op-Ed ClimateIndustry InfluenceRevolving Door

Tim Ryan’s Natural Gas Advocacy Makes a Mockery of Public Service

If meteorologists could gauge the pressure of climate denial with their barometers, they’d surely have picked up on a remarkable atmospheric phenomenon over Houston, Texas. The annual confab of oil and gas industry executives known as CERAWeek—a safe place for fossil fuel aficionados guarded by exorbitant ticket prices and a no-entry policy for environmentalists—has just wrapped.

February 29, 2024

Hannah Story Brown

Press Release ClimateExecutive BranchRevolving DoorTreasury Department

RELEASE: Treasury Must Continue To Stand Firm Against Industry Fearmongering and Regulatory Capture in Finalizing Clean Hydrogen Guidance

In response to Thursday’s reporting from E&E News on the Energy Department pushing the Treasury Department to align its clean hydrogen tax credit guidance with industrial polluters’ wishlist, the Revolving Door Project released the following statement: 

February 22, 2024

KJ Boyle

Blog Post ClimateIndependent AgenciesState Attorneys General

Trump Judge And Louisiana AG Fight To Maintain Environmental Racism

In 2022, Biden’s EPA opened an investigation into Louisiana’s Departments of Health (LDH) and Environmental Quality (LDQ) for failing to sufficiently protect residents of “Cancer Alley”—a strip of predominantly poor, Black communities suffering the dire effects of pollutants spewed from nearby petrochemical plants. To their credit, LDH and LDQ cooperated with the investigation and worked to craft more stringent standards and oversight protocols. Former Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, however, had other ideas. His office filed a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s (clear) authority to pursue its investigation under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which allows the government to terminate federal funding for an agency found to have engaged in discrimination. Liz Murrill, Landry’s successor, is picking up the torch to carry on his malevolent agenda. 

January 16, 2024

Hannah Story Brown

Letter

ClimateExecutive Branch

147 Groups Call On EPA To Use Clean Air Act Powers to Refer PNW Pipeline Approval to CEQ For Review

On January 16, Bloomberg covered a letter from 147 groups that the Revolving Door Project co-organized with the Center for Biological Diversity and Columbia Riverkeeper, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to utilize its Clean Air Act Section 309 powers to refer the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the GTN Xpress pipeline expansion to the White House Council on Environmental Quality for review. FERC’s approval of the pipeline disregarded both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and legally-binding state-level decarbonization commitments in Washington and Oregon.