Ken Kimmell

Ken Kimmell is president of the Union of Concerned Scientists and has more than 30 years of experience in government, environmental policy, and advocacy. He is a national advocate for clean energy and transportation policies and a driving force behind UCS’s “Power Ahead” campaign to build a large and diverse group of clean energy leadership states.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
If the Feds Won't Face Climate Change, the Region Can
President Trump’s disgraceful decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement has an unintended silver lining — within days of the announcement, a large and growing group of governors, mayors, and university and business leaders have vowed to compensate for federal...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
President Trump Has a Wrecking Ball (and it’s Aimed at the Climate)
The wrecking ball that is the Trump presidency is taking aim at the foundation of our country’s response to climate change. Today, the Trump Administration is announcing a re-opening of the fuel efficiency/emissions standards for cars, which can only mean one thing—weakening or repealing them. And...
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Friday, November 06, 2015
Why The Investigation Of ExxonMobil Matters
Sometimes simple truths lie dormant for a long time until they are powerfully brought to our attention. But, once our understanding is kindled, the implications—and changes in public attitudes—can spread like wildfire, gathering momentum at a breathtaking pace. That is what seems be to happening...
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Sunday, September 20, 2015
How Scientists Helped Drive The Iran Deal
Last week, the United States officially approved the Iran nuclear agreement when congressional opponents failed to round up the votes needed to stop it. The debate was often bitter and polarizing, and the vote in the Senate was divided strongly along partisan lines. But here is something everyone...
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