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Presiding with Principle

Restoring Good Governance in the U.S. Executive Branch, and Why Voters Should Care

This paper describes how social and environmental objectives have been undermined when past U.S. administrations have failed to respect the basic principles of participatory democracy and informed decision-making.

Federalism in the Greenhouse

Defining a Role for States in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program

This policy brief presents the competing arguments for state-led and federal-led climate legislation, and argues for a third—“hybrid”—approach that maximizes the strengths of each level of government.

Mayors "Get It" on Climate Change

Ironically, the most ambitious U.S. action in the fight against global warming is coming from big cities and their mayors.

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The (Really) Big Picture on Energy Policy

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p>Climate change, national security, and energy are inter-connected through our persistent and growing dependence on fossil fuels. We must address all three.

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Ten States Formally Begin Carbon Trading

On Thursday, for the first time ever, the United States will see a price on carbon emerge from a mandatory emissions cap-and-trade program.

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Bottom Line on State and Federal Policy Roles

As different statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction policies continue to emerge in the United States, more and more businesses are calling on the federal government to enact a single, uniform policy. The prospect of complementary policies between different levels of government—as well as the...

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