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Ocean Acidification and Warming: The Economic Toll

Ocean Acidification and Warming: The Economic Toll
In a new study authored by Dr. John Talberth and Ernie Niemi of Natural Resource Economics, CSE reviewed the economic consequences of ocean acidification and warming – the two most prominent effects of climate change on our oceans – and...Read More

Forest Carbon Tax and Reward: Creating more jobs and carbon in the woods.

Forest Carbon Tax and Reward: Creating more jobs and carbon in the woods.
Deforestation, forest degradation, and unsustainable forest practices are major drivers of climate change. Deforestation and other land-use changes have released approximately 150 gigatons of carbon to the atmosphere since 1850, roughly one-fifth of the current atmospheric total. The contributions from...Read More

Feds Deny LNG Export Through Oregon – Developer Turns to Trump

Feds Deny LNG Export Through Oregon – Developer Turns to Trump
by Ted Gleichman The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has conclusively rejected the only remaining US West Coast plan to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada and the Rockies to Asia. On December 9, 2016, FERC commissioners announced that they...Read More

This City Just Banned Virtually All New Dirty-Energy Infrastructure

This City Just Banned Virtually All New Dirty-Energy Infrastructure
On December 14, the city council in Portland, Oregon, voted unanimously to set “the first stone in a green wall across the West Coast,” in the words of Mayor Charlie Hales. He was referring to a groundbreaking new zoning ordinance that...Read More

Fossil Fuel Risk Bonds: Making Polluters Pay for the Climate Crisis

Fossil Fuel Risk Bonds:  Making Polluters Pay for the Climate Crisis
One of the most aggravating aspects of the climate crisis is the fact that fossil fuel companies are passing on huge financial risks to taxpayers and politicians are simply turning their backs on the problem instead of holding those companies...Read More

Economists: New BLM Logging Plan Would Generate More Economic Harm than Good

Economists: New BLM Logging Plan Would Generate More Economic Harm than Good
Center for Sustainable Economy has teamed up with Ernie Niemi of Natural Resources Inc. in Eugene to lodge a formal protest of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new long-term logging plan for western Oregon on the grounds that the...Read More

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