The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents.
A small coalition of prominent climate change activists and political operatives huddled on Jan. 8 for a closed-door meeting at the Rockefeller Family Fund in Manhattan. Their agenda: taking down oil giant ExxonMobil through a coordinated campaign of legal action, divestment efforts, and political pressure.
A government-employed scientist calling for a federal racketeering investigation into climate skeptics may have illegally drawn a large taxpayer-funded salary from a nonprofit group, according to a senior member of Congress.
The federal government is holding a meeting to discuss concerns it has over the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing solely on climate change.
The National Endowment for the Humanities is spending more than $300,000 to talk about “food deserts” in Pennsylvania and sea level rise in Miami.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending $150,000 in an effort to change farmers who have a “skeptical” view of human-caused global warming.
A new directive issued by Pentagon leaders mandates that the agency work to “assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change,” according to a copy of the Jan. 14 directive issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.
The Department of Interior is spending $1.2 million on “climate change liaisons” for Native American tribes.