Latest from Maxine Joselow

Meet the Republicans going to COP26

For the first time ever, Republicans in Congress are organizing a GOP-only delegation to the upcoming United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Oct 22, 2021

Biden administration warns that climate change poses risks to financial system

Citing the potential for financial instability caused by climate change, the Biden administration has issued a report that urges financial regulatory agencies to bolster capabilities, widen disclosures and run "scenarios." But the Financial Stability Oversight Council does not make specific instructions to agencies, likely to disappoint climate activists.
  • Oct 21, 2021

A key senator presented an alternative power plant program. But will it stick?

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), chief architect of the CEPP, proposed a new grant program that would reward states for accelerating their transition to clean energy.
  • Oct 21, 2021

The bleak outlook for two climate provisions

As the price tag of Democrats' tax-and-spending package continues to shrink, two major climate provisions — a clean electricity standard and a carbon tax — are hanging by a thread.
  • Oct 20, 2021

The costs of climate change are getting lost on Capitol Hill

As Democrats in Congress face pressure to lower the price tag of their $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending package, economists are sounding the alarm over climate spending that might be scaled back.
  • Oct 19, 2021

Pete Buttigieg speaks out ... on climate

'Inevitably, every transportation decision is a climate decision, whether we acknowledge it or not.'
  • Oct 18, 2021

Abandoned wells are a huge climate problem

Oil and gas wells that have been drilled and abandoned are at risk of leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.
  • Oct 15, 2021

Democrats' central climate program is in trouble

White House aides fear Democrats' signature policy to reduce emissions from power plants is in jeopardy.
  • Oct 14, 2021

Big Oil CEOs will testify before Congress this month

The CEOs of six major fossil fuel companies and trade associations will testify at a blockbuster hearing this month about their role in spreading climate disinformation.
  • Oct 13, 2021

EPA head says he'll act on climate even if Congress doesn't

EPA administrator Michael Regan says he’s willing to wield broad regulatory power to enact President Biden’s climate agenda if Congress fails to pass meaningful climate legislation.
  • Oct 12, 2021