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The Greenery: Decoding Environmental Policy

Project Title: The Greenery: Decoding Environmental Policy Knight Group 1: Mollie Mahoney, Nathaniel Clark, Sanjana Murali Requested Amount: $30,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 6 months Project Description: When it comes to the news in the environment, it takes some decoding to understand what is truly going on. How much damage does fracking […]

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Politics, Environment, and How to Effectively Report on The Two

This week we were assigned readings that discussed environmental politics, which can often be a topic that is met with opposing opinions and often much confusion from the public. The New York Times recently published an article “Obama Tells Donors of Tough Politics of Environment” written by Michael Shear. President Obama states, “If we’re going […]

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Changing Role of Campaign Contributions in Environmental Policy

As many of you have probably heard, at the beginning of the month the Supreme Court ruled to lower limits on aggregate campaign donations in McCutcheon v. FEC. To give you an idea of what this means you can take a look here. Many environmental activists are concerned that the ruling will mean greater influence of money over […]

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Clean Air Credits

This article discusses the clean air credit trade currently occurring between car companies unable to reach the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) quotas in particular states and allow those falling short to avoid large fines. Nissan and Telsa motors have sold credit surpluses to Honda and Chrystler. Although ZEV technology has made substantial progress, are ZEV car’s commercially […]

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The Political Tug of War Over Environmental Decisions

This week, we explore the nuances of how politicians, regulators and interest groups attempt to influence environmental issues. When an environmental regulator makes a decision to impose stricter controls on air, water, waste or chemical use, there are ripple effects throughout the business community. Environmental issues invariably become a hot battleground, as environmentalists push for […]

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When Science Meets Politics: How Interest Groups Sway Environmental Decisions

Though it may seem logical that a compelling environmental or public health problem would be addressed merely by examining the science behind it, that isn’t the way such issues usually play out in the public arena. Instead, an external force called politics can be pervasive. Politics influence how environmental decisions are made in fundamental ways. […]

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