Protecting the environment in the Trump era

Esty calls for action at the local level

Dan Esty, former state environmental protection commissioner and a Yale professor, speaks to the Aspetuck Land Trust about the Trump administration’s impact on environmental policies. — Brad Durrell photo 

Dan Esty, former state environmental protection commissioner and a Yale professor, speaks to the Aspetuck Land Trust about the Trump era impact on environmental policies. — Brad Durrell photo

By Brad Durrell (Easton Courier) on November 21, 2017

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Former EPA chief McCarthy: ‘We are living in incredibly uncertain times’

Yale's Dan Esty and former EPA chief Gina McCarthy spoke Nov. 4 at the Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit. (Photo by Annie Guo)

Jim Shelton (Yale News)

November 8, 2017

Gina McCarthy, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama administration, says people aren’t sure what to say to her these days, considering the state of America’s environmental agenda under President Donald Trump.

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Putting value on carbon can lower energy use, campus experiment shows

A lounge space in Kroon Hall, home of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Kevin Dennehy (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)

November 3, 2017

More than 600 major companies — from BP to Microsoft — have adopted carbon-pricing programs to spur energy conservation and control their carbon emissions. But the effectiveness of these efforts has not been analyzed or publicly reported.

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Esty at Climate Week: A review of key engagements

Photo: The Climate Group

Coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Climate Week was held September 18th to 24th. High-level events featured a number of discussions on energy, sustainability finance and how the world is going to collectively meet the goals of recent international agreements such as the Paris Accord and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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