Tag: Environment

UAW Legislative Director Testifies on Emissions Standards Rollback

On Thursday, UAW Legislative Director Josh Nassar testified in front of the Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee, in opposition to new rules governing automotive emissions standards. The Trump administration plans to freeze fuel economy standards at the levels for 2020 models, rather than increasing requirements through 2025 as previously planned. Nassar included in his testimony a letter from seventeen major automotive manufacturers who warned that these rule changes would create uncertainty in the American automotive industry, leading to expensive legal battles and hampering the industry’s ability to invest in innovation. Nassar pointed out the impact this instability would have on ... Read more

Tomorrow, we march! RSVP for the March for Science

Tomorrow we march for our cities. We march for our families. We march for our future. We march for our leaders. We march for our planet. Tomorrow, we #MarchforScience! Have you RSVP’d yet? The March for Science is a celebration of science.  It’s not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In ... Read more

Sierra Club announces #Readyfor100

Ready for 100 is aimed at accelerating a just and equitable transition to 100% clean, renewable energy by advocating for ambitious leadership at the local level and amplifying progress to make 100% clean energy “the new normal”. Sierra Club is launching the campaign today with a challenge 100 U.S. cities: commit to 100% renewable energy! Check out the surprise message they delivered last night at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, happening this week in Washington, D.C.