Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The New Climate Villain Is Cheap Oil

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Long-term climate prospects brightened somewhat in 2015. Pope Francis put climate care on the moral and political agenda. President Obama rejected the Keystone XL dirty-oil pipeline. Denialist heads of state were routed in Canada and Australia, and their brethren in the U.S. faced growing ridicule. To cap it off, nearly 200 nations signed the UN Paris […]

Obama’s Climate Speech: Mostly Mum on Transportation

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President Obama announced a sweeping package of measures to address climate change today. But with a couple of exceptions, he was largely silent on the 27 percent of carbon emissions that come from the transportation sector. One of the most important reforms the president announced is presidential memorandum he plans to issue to the EPA to […]