Climate Change

Lawmakers Are Ramping Up Pressure for the Postal Service to Go Electric

Democrats want an investigation and to cancel the Postal Service's vehicle contract unless it purchases more EVs.

Here Are 10 Major Takeaways From the $1.5 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

See which agencies are getting the biggest funding increases, hiring orders and new policy initiatives.

Lawmakers Urge the Labor Dept. to Expedite Workers Compensation Claims from Federal Firefighters

A bipartisan group of senators said federal wildland firefighters struggle to get medical treatments for work-related injuries paid for by the government.

The Army’s New Decades-Long Climate Strategy Has No Budget

The strategy includes a list of tangible objectives but no corresponding cost estimates.

A House Lawmaker Has Proposed Strengthening a Council on Climate-Related Security Threats

The most recent annual threat assessment issued a dire warning about climate change. 

The Defense Department and GSA Are Seeking Clean Electricity to Meet Emissions Targets

The federal government's two top buyers of electricity are exploring ways to procure carbon-pollution free electricity to meet the demands of a Biden administration executive order.

Lawmakers Ask Biden to Make Sure the Defense Department Follows Climate Rules

The Pentagon has said it will not seek an exemption to the climate goals.

White House Pitches Feds on Sustainability

Biden administration looks to influence culture at federal agencies through speaker series on climate change.

Biden Order Will Make Federal Operations Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Agencies have just six more years before they must stop buying polluting cars.

Pentagon Will Add a Climate-Policy Czar

New post is intended to champion climate considerations inside and beyond the Department, Kahl says.

Biden's Slimmed Down Social Spending Package Still Includes Mass Investment in IRS Staffing

Funding to electrify the federal vehicle fleet appears to have been dropped from the package.

A Quartet of Warnings Highlight Climate-Related Threats

Agencies vow to heed climate change in all strategy planning, but experts say that won’t be enough.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Become a Factor in Winning Government Contracts

The Biden administration is looking to use procurement and the budget process to tackle the climate crisis. 

New Defense Department Climate Plan: Adjust Ops, Training, Gear for Extreme Weather

Virtual exercises will help when wildfires rage; equipment will be tested for health effects in intense heat and cold.

OPM’s Telework Initiatives Dovetail with Climate Change Planning

The agency announced a program to connect leaders from the private and nonprofit sectors with federal agencies to address climate change.