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Biden to commit to major emissions reductions in sweeping climate announcement

According to reports ahead of a global climate summit in Washington, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that the United States will reduce global warming emissions 50 percent by 2030 as part of America’s commitments under the newly rejoined Paris climate accords.

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Statement: FTC’s ability to punish wrongdoers, compensate consumers, stymied by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) longstanding power to ask a court for a permanent injunction to stop illegal behavior does not also authorize the agency to seek equitable monetary relief, such as restitution or disgorgement. 

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More than 15,000 call for FTC action on Right to Repair

Right to Repair supporters push Federal Trade Commission to stand up to manufacturers who restrict repair

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Statement: New legislation invests $25 billion for electric school buses

In a major push to protect childrens’ health and address fossil fuel-powered emissions, lawmakers introduced the Clean Commute for Kids Act today in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislation would invest $25 billion over 10 years to help nearly half of the nation’s school districts upgrade to  zero-emission electric bus fleets by 2030.

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Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

According to our new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, we recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

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