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Baltimore’s Stormwater Management Plan Will Generate Significant Social and Economic Returns

Baltimore’s Stormwater Management Plan Will Generate Significant Social and Economic Returns
In December 2014 the City of Baltimore released an ambitious management plan for reducing stormwater pollution from nearly 24,000 acres of pavement within City limits. Nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediments contained in this stormwater are responsible for recurring hypoxic “dead zones”...Read More

Pembina Export Terminal Jeopardizes Portland’s “Climate Champion” Status

Pembina Export Terminal Jeopardizes Portland’s “Climate Champion” Status
A proposal to build a propane export terminal in Portland is being pushed through by the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands region without appropriate citizen input and government oversight. The terminal would threaten Portland’s reputation as an...Read More

Plum Creek's Illegal Logging Certified as Sustainable

Plum Creek's Illegal Logging Certified as Sustainable
In many states it's three strikes and you’re out. Harsh penalties for repeat offenders. But in Oregon, you can be cited eleven times in six years for violating laws meant to protect soil and water from clearcuts, slapped with trivial...Read More

Portland, OR, at Risk of Becoming Climate Hypocrite with Propane Exports from Alberta

Portland, OR, at Risk of Becoming Climate Hypocrite with Propane Exports from Alberta
Two weeks after the White House awarded the City of Portland and 15 other cities across the U.S. the title of “Climate Action Champion,” Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is in danger of being viewed as a “climate hypocrite” for pushing...Read More

The Economic Benefits of Baltimore’s Climate Action Plan

The Economic Benefits of Baltimore’s Climate Action Plan
All too often we hear how climate action will put a drag on economic growth. But in a new analysis of Baltimore’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), Center for Sustainable Economy demonstrates just how wrong that assumption really is. Once fully...Read More

Climate Risk Bonds: An Alaska Case Study

Climate Risk Bonds: An Alaska Case Study
On September 21st, 2014, the largest climate march in world history lit up New York’s city streets with colorful protesters. Leading the way of the 400,000-strong marchers were indigenous peoples from around the world, calling on world leaders to take...Read More

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