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Besieged or Emboldened: Women’s and Environmental Movements under the Trump Administration

February 27, 2017

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center The 2016 presidential campaign was full of headline-grabbing stories about the war on women and the environment that a Trump Administration would wage. President Trump’s appointees to key positions at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Climate Clash: President Trump’s First Moves on the Environment

January 30, 2017

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager It did not take long for President Donald Trump to make his first moves on the environment. Inaugurated just over a week ago, the 45th President of the United States has acted quickly, issuing a number of executive orders and instructions, geared toward undoing President Obama’s environmental legacy. The […]

President Obama’s Environmental Legacy

January 16, 2017

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager In September 2016, the U.S. and China stepped forward together to sign and ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, a profound act by the world’s two leading greenhouse gas emitters to hold themselves, and each other, accountable. A couple of months later, in November 2016, the Agreement came into force, committing all nations […]

The Hixon Center Responds to the 2016 Election

December 5, 2016

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A Letter from the Hixon Center by Tanja Srebotnjak (Director) and Louis Spanias (Sustainability Program Manager) We at the Hixon Center were surprised by the election results on November 8. Like many others, we hoped that the country would elect its first female president; that it would continue to make progress on social justice and […]

Our Uncertain Climate Future

November 21, 2016

What the U.S. Election Now Means for Global Climate Action By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Director of the Hixon Center & LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager A few weeks ago, we commented on the apparent climate blackout in the presidential debates and mainstream media coverage. We also provided coverage of the candidate’s opinions in our “Where Does […]

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment? Part 5: The Second and Third Presidential Debates

October 31, 2016

By: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager With just more than a week remaining before the Presidential Election, I offer to you my conclusive segment of the ‘Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment?’ series. In this segment, I evaluate the latter two presidential debates between Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) and offer […]

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment? Part 4: The First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

October 5, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager To review… In the past three segments of this series, I have sought to analyze and explain how each of the presidential candidates, and their respective parties, have addressed environmental issues during this campaign. For some, it may have come as no surprise that the Democratic and Republican parties […]

‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 3

September 4, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER This is Part 3 of the Hixon Center’s three-part series (Part 1; Part 2) on the implications of the Brexit vote for the environment and climate change. Professor Tanja Srebotnjak discusses implications of the UK’s parting from the EU as it pertains to global action on climate change. Part […]

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on the Environment? Part 3: Climate and Environment at the National Conventions

August 14, 2016

BY: LOUIS SPANIAS, Sustainability Program Manager When I last evaluated the environmental stances of our presidential candidates, it was all but certain that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be the respective nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties. This past month, both were formally selected by their parties at the Republican and Democratic National […]

‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 2

August 14, 2016

BY: PROFESSOR TANJA SREBOTNJAK, DIRECTOR OF THE HIXON CENTER This is Part 2 of the Hixon Center’s three-part series (read ‘Brexit’ and the Environment: Part 1) on the implications of the Brexit vote for the environment and climate change. It discusses some of the potential effects that the UK’s parting from the EU could have on […]