Climate Change

EPA Internal Watchdog Says Mexico Border Program Failing

The internal watchdog arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report on Tuesday that criticized the regulator for shortcomings in monitoring and implementing a bilateral program with Mexico aimed at protecting the environment along the border…

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Calif. Seeks Early Win In DOJ’s Cap-And-Trade Lawsuit

California asked a federal court Monday to grant it a quick win in the Trump administration’s suit challenging the constitutionality of California’s cap-and-trade agreement with Québec, with the state arguing that the deal doesn’t encroach on federal powers…

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SEC Says VW’s Actions Delayed Filing Of Emissions Suit

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday told a California federal judge that Volkswagen AG was partly to blame for the lengthy time period between the revelation of the German automaker’s emissions scandal and the agency’s filing of its suit against the company…

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The Perfect Storm: How Climate Change Exacerbates Crime and Insecurity in LatAm

A series of high-impact hurricanes in the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico have caused serious devastation, serving as a stark reminder of the impacts that climate change and sudden natural disasters can have on organized crime and security…

This piece was co-authored with Angelika Albaladejo. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

How Trump’s Environmental Policy Undermines LatAm Security

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a global agreement to fight climate change hinders efforts to tackle environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, which have compounded longstanding problems related to organized crime…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.