FROM Cara Horowitz
What message has the U.S. sent by pulling out of Paris Climate Accord? President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord on Thursday. He suggested that the agreement damages America’s sovereignty and economy, and said his administration would seek to renegotiate the Paris agreement -- or start work on a new treaty.
What Scott Pruitt as EPA chief would mean for California Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt helped coordinate an ongoing lawsuit of 28 states against the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon emissions rules. He’s said repeatedly that states themselves should regulate local industries like oil and gas, and that the EPA was wrong to step on those state powers. Now Donald Trump has nominated him as the new head of the EPA.
A Local Presence at the Paris Climate Talks California is not a country, but it has the world’s eighth largest economy. It also had a big presence during the Paris Climate Conference. Governor Jerry Brown, former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a ton of other California lawmakers and delegates were there. We hear from one.
Jerry Brown Orders Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts Today, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years. By 2030, the governor says, emissions must be 40% below where they were all the way back in 1990. Ironically, this comes the same day the American Lung Association ranked Southern California as having the country’s worst air pollution. So how significant is Brown’s order, and what will it mean for California’s businesses and residents?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.