Oil Industry Money Fuels Opponents of California's Auto Emissions Standards

In a story produced by MapLight and published in partnership with Fast Company, it tackles oil and gas companies where their money fuels opponents of California's auto emissions standards.

Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House introduced resolutions condemning the Trump administration's cancellation of California's waiver and affirming states' rights to adopt their own fuel standards in efforts to address climate change.

In the three most recent elections, major oil and gas companies provided contributions that average more than $50,000 to senators that opposed the revocation of a federal waiver under the Clean Air Act that has allowed California to set its own auto emissions standards since 1970.

Limiting more stringent fuel economy standards are clear: Higher standards would lead to less oil consumption and lower profits. Read the Entire Article


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Oil Industry Money Fuels Opponents of California's Auto Emissions Standards

In a story produced by MapLight and published in partnership with Fast Company, it tackles oil and gas companies where their money fuels opponents of California's auto emissions standards....more

Focusing on the Underserved, Serving the Bottom Line

In a blog post by the Center for Financial Inclusion, it sets a Q & A session featuring Monica Brand Engel, Quona Capital Co-founder and Partner. Engel shares her earlier experiences co-founding...more

The Struggle for the Land in America's Black Belt

In an NPR (Nonprofit Quarterly) essay based on a talk delivered to the 2018 fellowship class of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) at Penn Center in St. Helena Island, South...more

Augmented Reality and the Future of Cities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Niantic Inc. shared the outcomes of the first ever symposium, "Augmenting Cities: A Playful Path to Community," hosted in partnership with the Knight Foundation to leverage the latest Augmented...more

Cultivating Innovation to Combat Climate Change

The Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp. launched a $20 million climate change investment initiative to fund startups in Atlantic City, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and...more

Innovative Business Models Will Help Propel the Green Revolution
Foundation: Solar Impulse Foundation

In a World Economic Forum report, Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation (IFC), shares how businesses are using efficiency and innovation to...more

The Opportunity of the Innovation Age

According to Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, the world is living in a new era shaped by two human-made forces: artificial intelligence and global warming. Vander Ark explains that this new...more

Civil Society Collaboration in Measuring Impact Investments

In a collaborative research initiative of the MoALD (Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development), titled "Civil Society collaboration in measuring impact of adaptation investments: the case of...more

3 African Entrepreneurs Winner of Schwab Foundation Awards

The 2019 Social Entrepreneurship Awards run by the Schwab Foundation has recognized three African entrepreneurs. The social entrepreneurs from Africa are Kennedy Njoroge, co-founder of Kenyan...more

LISC Invests $1M in SustainVC Impact Investing Fund

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to invest $1 million in SustainVC Impact Fund II, a $25 million fund supporting early-stage companies focused on social and...more





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