Environment

Energy Execs Welcome Pope’s Call for Carbon Penalties

A number of the world’s biggest oil producers have pledged to support “economically meaningful” carbon pricing policies in response to a call by Pope Francis for some form of carbon tax to fight climate change.

Pope Francis greets the participants in the pilgrimage of Gypsies during an audience, on October 26, 2015 at Paul VI audience hall at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Jay Inslee: Trump’s Opinion on Global Warming Is ‘Treason’

In a Wednesday interview at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington governor and longshot 2020 Democrat candidate Jay Inslee told NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden that President Trump’s stance on global warming is “treason.”  

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 5: Democratic presidential candidate and Governor of Washington Jay Inslee speaks about climate change at the Council on Foreign Relations, June 5, 2019 in New York City. Inslee has made the issue of combatting climate change the central platform of his campaign and has sharply …