RFF's style as a funder and hands-on advocate brings a winning dimension to strategic philanthropy--with successful paid sick days campaigns as one of many results.
March 13, 2013--The Portland City Council (Oregon) unanamously approved a new sick-leave mandate for employers doing business in the city. The bill will enable more than 260,000 workers in Portland to earn up to five sick days a year.
Harvard professor Theda Skocpol's report on the failure to pass climate legislation has set off reactions--and renewed interest. Professor Skocpol shares her insights and Bill McKibben offers hope.
Coal companies have long benefitted from a government practice of selling mineral rights on federal lands to single bidders. Over the past 30 years, this under-market, non-competitive auction system may have cost taxpayers nearly $29 billion. A report released by RFF's Institute for Energy Efficiency and Financial Analysis has prompted federal scrutiny.
...but getting no electricity. Even when the delayed construction is completed, power from the Prairie State coal-fired power plant will be no bargain for towns locked into 30-year contracts.
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