Tagged with States

Conservation Limited: Assessing the Limitations of State Laws and Resources for Endangered Species Protection

Univ. of California Irvine, School of Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) / by Alejandro E. Camacho and Asena Cansu Yildiz https://www.politicopro.com/f/?id=0000015d-a4d4-d43a-a3dd-b7ff52cf0001 [Politico’s Morning Energy]  A report out Tuesday by University of California Irvine School of Law suggests that most states are legally and financially ill-equipped to take over protecting and recovering threatened and endangered species. It notes … Continue reading

A Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment Of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

USC  Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) | UC Berkeley | San Francisco State Univ. | Occidental College / by By Lara J. Cushing, et al. http://dornsife.usc.edu/PERE/enviro-equity-CA-cap-trade …Key findings from our analysis indicate that: Regulated GHG-emitting facilities—including those that emit the highest levels of both GHGs and PM10—tend to be located in neighborhoods with … Continue reading

Washington State Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from Industrial Sources

Washington State Dept. of Ecology http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/rules/wac173442/1510docs.html [AP] Washington state regulators on Wednesday unveiled an updated plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, the latest attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee to push ahead with a binding cap on carbon emissions after struggling to win approval from legislators… Washington’s proposed rule requires large industrial emitters to … Continue reading

Baseline and Projected Future Carbon Storage and Greenhouse-Gas Fluxes in Ecosystems of Alaska

US Geological Survey / edited by Zhiliang Zhu and A. David McGuire http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1826/pp1826.pdf [Abstract] This assessment was conducted to fulfill the requirements of section 712 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and to contribute to knowledge of the storage, fluxes, and balance of carbon and methane gas in ecosystems of Alaska. The carbon and … Continue reading

Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

California Air Resources Board http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/shortlived/meetings/04112016/proposedstrategy.pdf [From a Climate Wire article by Debra Kahn, sub. req’d] …The California Air Resources Board released a plan to reduce emissions from short-lived climate pollutants 40 to 50 percent by 2030. It targets substances that stay in the atmosphere for a shorter time than carbon dioxide but play an outsized … Continue reading

U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2016 Annual Status Report

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory https://emp.lbl.gov/projects/renewables-portfolio [Science Codex] State renewables portfolio standards, known as RPS policies, have contributed to more than half of all renewable electricity growth in the United States since 2000. Most state RPS requirements will continue to rise through at least 2020, if not beyond, and collectively these policies will require substantial further growth in … Continue reading