climate change


FedEx, Stakeholders: Investments, Partnerships Key to Tackling Climate Change

FedEx CEO Fred Smith CEO Fred Smith provides virtual testimony on his FedEx's efforts to combat climate change during a hearing March 17. (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube)

Investing in infrastructure and adopting policies that enhance the movement of freight would help address the country’s climate change concerns, the head of FedEx Corp. told federal transportation policymakers March 17.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Is Betting His Whole Climate Agenda on Infrastructure

President Joe Biden President Biden and Democrats plan to load their low-carbon energy policy into an infrastructure bill. (Doug Mills/New York Times via Bloomberg News)

Candidate Joe Biden rode into the White House promising to build back the economy after the devastation of COVID-19 with cleaner energy and a lower carbon footprint. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed into law March 11, however, does little in the way of fulfilling that pledge.

March 11, 2021

Sen. Tom Carper: Climate Change at Heart of Infrastructure Debate

Sen. Tom Carper “A future of more suffering from climate change is not written in stone," says EPW Chairman Tom Carper. (Senate Environment & Public Works Committee via YouTube)

Severe-weather events that immobilize communities and cut off access to energy resources reinforce the need to boost programs designed to address climate change, the leader of the Senate’s transportation committee said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2021

House Panel to Include Climate Policy in Infrastructure Bill, Pallone Says

Frank Pallone "An infrastructure package similar to the Moving Forward Act from last Congress will modernize our crumbling infrastructure, help rebuild our economy and combat climate change," says New Jersey Democrat Frank Pallone. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Congressional Democrats will look to include climate change-centric policies in upcoming infrastructure funding legislation, according to Frank Pallone, a top policymaker in the House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 9, 2021

US Senate Committee Embraces Climate Change Policy, Sen. Carper Says

Tom Carper "I see this crisis through the eyes of the American people, who see the effects of climate change every day, Sen. Tom Carper says. (Ting Shen/Bloomberg News)

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, says that of all the crises facing the nation, none is greater than climate change.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 5, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Biden Directs Agencies to Address Climate Change

Michigan flood Water overflows the Tittabawassee River in Midland, Mich., on May 20, 2020. (Carlos Osorio/File/AP)

New directives approved by President Joe Biden in response to climate change set in motion an extensive environmental agenda throughout federal agencies while rolling back Trump-era guidance on permitting.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Climate Change Debate Adds to Busy Fall Congressional Agenda

Schumer Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

By recently proposing to reduce emissions, invest in communities and add millions of new jobs, Senate Democrats intend to add climate change to the list of pertinent policy matters before Congress this fall.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

House Climate Change Plan Tackles Heavy-Duty Equipment at Ports

Port of New York and New Jersey Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

House Democrats say Congress should increase funding for programs at EPA and the Department of Energy to reduce emissions from equipment at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2020
Government, Fuel

Northeast Governors Slow to Embrace Regional Climate Pact

Rush-hour traffic moves along the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia in April 2019. Rush-hour traffic moves along the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia in April 2019. (Jacqueline Larma/Associated Press)

Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.

Michael Casey | Associated Press
January 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Green Shipping on the Big Blue Sea

Shipping companies are taking steps to adapt to rising sea levels and make themselves greener.

Hagar Valiano-Rips | CEO, Ladingo
January 7, 2020