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Do Shell’s New Climate Commitments Make the Grade?

, senior scientist, Clean Vehicles

Shell needs to provide a comprehensive progress report that quantifies its performance in reducing current sources of emissions along with scaling-up the long-term innovation needed to realize its deep decarbonization goals. Read more >

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Monumental Disaster at the Department of the Interior

, Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Democracy

A new report documents some of the most egregious and anti-science policies and practices at the DOI under Secretary Zinke, including suppression of science, denial of climate change, the silencing and intimidation of agency staff, and attacks on science-based laws that help protect our nation’s world-class wildlife and habitats. It is a damning report and required reading for anyone who values public lands, wildlife, cultural heritage, and health and safety. Read more >

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The Global Warming Emissions Report Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Didn’t Want You to See

, Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Democracy

Its title is innocuous, but the report is not. For the first time, federal scientists were asked to generate estimates of the role public lands play in global warming. Now we have our answer, and it’s shocking. Read more >

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Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007 -- Children play in flood water from Tropical Storm Erin. Photo: FEMA

The National Climate Assessment Provides Exactly the Information the Country—and Its Leaders—Need to Hear

, senior climate scientist

There’s no option to avoid dealing with climate change—either we work now to mitigate and adapt, or we pay an ever-increasing price in years to come. The NCA4 makes it clear that there are many adverse impacts of climate change that can be limited or avoided if we take immediate action to drastically reduce global warming emissions. Read more >

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Will Koch Pull the Plug on Electric Cars?

, senior writer

When multibillionaire industrialist Charles Koch perceives a potential threat to his fossil fuel empire, he doesn’t mess around. Koch wants to kill a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500 for electric vehicle (EV) buyers for the first 200,000 EVs each automaker sells. Although EVs make up less than 2 percent of total vehicle sales nationally, 123,000 of them were snapped up in the first six months of this year, more than twice the amount sold in all of 2015, and more carmakers are expected to introduce new EV models over the next few months. Alarm bells are going off at Koch Industries headquarters. Read more >

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