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  • On the Duty to Tell the Truth About Oil, Gas and Coal

    On the Duty to Tell the Truth About Oil, Gas and Coal

    Our unenviable predicament with respect to our planet’s climate system is the direct consequence of scores of critical decisions taken by government and industry. Can we expect to soon learn more about how these key actors interact? In an important 2021 article, Benjamin Franta, then a Stanford University-based researcher, established that the disinformation campaign launched……

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  • Public Hearing on Climate Action: Hayward, CA

    Public Hearing on Climate Action: Hayward, CA

    Wednesday, August 7, 2024 Co-hosted by CPR Initiative and the City of Hayward, California

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  • “A Key Assumption”

    “A Key Assumption”

    Mark. It. Down. April 25, 2024 On this day, oral argument was held before the Supreme Court, in Trump v. The United States. The critical question: whether former President Trump was (and is) immune from prosecution under the criminal law. I predict this extraordinary argument will redound in history as a reflection point for our……

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  • A Real Methane Fee (Not)

    A Real Methane Fee (Not)

    I had hoped that EPA’s proposed methane Waste Emissions Charge, intended to implement a part of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act — and to complement the just-published oil and gas rules — would be a step in the right direction. The new CH4 charge, after all, will amount to the first national fee imposed on……

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  • Supreme Illogic: Our High Court’s Tortured Ballot-Access Ruling, with Some Direct Implications

    Supreme Illogic: Our High Court’s Tortured Ballot-Access Ruling, with Some Direct Implications

    Several months ago, from Dubai, I offered an elementary observation in a talk to a number of climate activists: We simply cannot, and must not, depend on the US judicial system to rescue the nation from the present unprecedented threat to American Democracy. In particular, I stated that even a “very well-grounded effort” to invoke Section……

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  • CPR Initiative’s Third Public Hearing on Climate Action

    CPR Initiative’s Third Public Hearing on Climate Action

    We are pleased to announce publication of our Third Public Hearing on Climate Action. Please see here for the full archive. (The hearing index to it is still being completed). Held in Santa Barbara on January 25, the public hearing on climate was hosted by our local partner, the Community Environmental Council of Santa Barbara,……

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