Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed two executive orders requiring the state to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 28% over 1990 levels by 2025 and be carbon neutral by 2050. If she loses reelection in 2022, a future governor could rescind the mandates,
Increasing electric vehicle fleets, along with walkable and bikeable streets and access to public transportation in cities, suburbs and rural and low-income communities across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are among the strategies in a new report calling for a regional clean transportation plan.
After three nor’easters pummeled the East Coast this year, architects, engineers and environmental groups are calling for regulators to force building owners to protect their properties from extreme wind, flooding and heat related to climate change and sea level rise.