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Clean Energy Momentum in the Midwest

, policy analyst, Clean Energy

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists ranks state leadership on clean energy momentum across the country. Here’s a look at how the Midwest fared. Read more >

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An Earth Day Salute to States Leading the Clean Energy Transition

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

In an age where basic environmental issues are becoming hyper-political, I am encouraged by a new analysis that proves just how much progress we’ve made across the country. Read more >

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La energía limpia, el progreso de los estados y qué podemos hacer

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Un nuevo análisis de la Union of Concerned Scientists clasifica el progreso de los estados en la transición hacia la energía limpia. ¿Por qué es importante que apoyemos el esfuerzo de los estados? Read more >

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Why One Midwestern Scientist Will March for Climate Justice in Washington

, policy analyst, Clean Energy

With the Trump Administration’s recent attacks on climate policy, the proposed cuts to the EPA’s budget, and numerous attacks on science it’s no surprise that people are outraged and want to stand up for science and fight for climate justice.

That’s why the Union of Concerned Scientists joined the Steering Committee of the People’s Climate Movement, which is a project of dozens of organizations working together to solve the climate crisis. The People’s Climate March will be held on Saturday, April 29 in Washington DC which marks Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. We must push back against the Trump administration’s agenda and at the same time push forward on our vision of a cleaner and safer world. Read more >

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Here’s What the EPA Budget Cuts in a Leaked Memo Mean for Health and Environmental Justice

, lead economist and climate policy manager

Unfortunately, the administration is seeking to undercut the role of sound science. Read more >

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