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West Coast Sets Up Clean Construction Task Force

Over the weekend at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the states of California, Oregon, Washington, the province of British Columbia and six of the region’s largest cities announced a new task force to boost the market for new construction materials that don’t destroy the atmosphere.

Building materials like concrete and steel are responsible […]

November 10, 2021|

Oil Executives Face House Oversight Committee

House democrats brought the CEOs of four major oil companies before the Committee on Oversight and Reform Thursday for a grilling that several lawmakers openly hoped would have the historic significance of the 1994 hearing where cigarette executives denied that tobacco was addictive.

But the hearing lacked that kind of revelatory moment.

Those who track climate […]

October 28, 2021|

New Law Mandates Carbon Emission Reductions from Cement

California just took a major step toward addressing the powerful role of concrete in climate change. Governor Newsom has signed the first bill in the country focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from cement, the glue that holds concrete together.

Cement making in California “is the second-largest source of industrial carbon pollution after oil and […]

September 28, 2021|
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