Liberty in Laundry

Also: So many jerbs!


Two: Bloomberg’s Jennifer Dlouhy reports that Interior Secretary Deb Haaland plans to finalize rules limiting drilling in Alaska’s North Slope any day now. The rule won’t affect the giant Willow Project already approved by the administration but may put half of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska off limits to drillers.

Three: The chaotic, fractured House Republican caucus will come together next week for a unified attack against the most dangerous threat to America—higher energy efficiency standards.

Maybe they can’t handle their Constitutional responsibility of determining the federal budget or managing foreign affairs, but they can bring a suite of bills to the floor of the House defending fossil-fueled household appliances from the dastardly Department of Energy!

Check out these bills, obviously written by polluter lobbyists but putatively by six different GOP climate deniers:

Credit where credit is due: whichever intern came up with the SUDS Act backronym, good job, bro.

Just Look Up

SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE! Asked by NBC’s Maura Barrett if space exploration is in conflict with fighting climate change, William Shatner was flabbergasted:

“You have to have a focus on the most important part, which is staying alive. I mean, what’s the point of going into space, if you can’t come back and you are overcome by the fumes. No — we are in a dire situation.”

Citing the divine order to “till and tend” the Earth (Genesis 2:15) the Union for Reform Judaism became the first major Jewish denomination to divest its portfolio from oil and gas companies.

The 100th issue of the Looking Forward newsletter by Claire Elise Thompson offers climate solutions by the hundred. It’s so good!

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The talented Daniela Lapidous is offering job search support services for social impact jobseekers. Don’t be afraid to reach out, and tell her Hill Heat sent you!

Sadly, the amazing Hot News daily roundup of climate news written by Climate Nexus’ Nathan Kauffman has ended its run. Day and day out, Nathan’s newsletter provided the grist for Hill Heat. I look forward to what Nathan has on offer next.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a Director of the Office of Climate Adaptation and Sustainability (Senior Executive Service, DC), and is offering a spring/summer graduate-student fellowship with their EnviroAtlas team at North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (standard stipend).

The Comptroller of the Currency is hiring a senior climate risk specialist to analyze climate-related financial risk and help develop new rules and guidance ($112K-$209K, DC).

The Department of Energy is recruiting undergraduate and graduate-school applicants for its Scholars Program ($700-$750 a week).

The climate magazine Atmos is looking for a development director ($135K-$150K, remote).

Climate Central is seeking their first chief of staff, who will report directly to CEO Ben Strauss ($160,000-$180K, remote/Princeton, N.J.)

The Washington Post is hiring a climate and environment photo assignment editor (no salary given, DC)—the role has global impact, but you’ll be expected to do the work of four people.

The plugged-in advocacy group Evergreen Action is hiring a senior policy lead for buildings decarbonization ($125K, remote) and a deputy communications director ($125K, remote).

Community clean power advocacy organization Groundswell is hiring a senior data analyst (no salary given, hybrid/DC) and a clean energy policy analyst (no salary given, hybrid/DC).

The climate research institute PSE Healthy Energy is looking for a project manager to help manage their science and policy research ($90K-$100K, remote).

The Sunrise Project is hiring an EV transition campaigner (US, Brazil, or Mexico, $92K-$100K) to coordinate their campaign on a just transition to zero-pollution medium and heavy duty trucks.

The great Michael Kieschnick’s Carbon Advocacy Project is seeking a federal advocacy director ($150K-$175K, DC).

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