Chicago, Illinois —
Welcome back to The Planet You Save. I'm Taylor Kate Brown and while I said the newsletter would be skipping a week because of travel, I started to see too many stories I wanted to share. I'm bringing you this slimmed down, links-only version while I'm on the road. See a climate story in your backyard? Reply to this email to tell me about it.
Faux sustainability as a luxury on Florida's 30A: "In any other location—and at another price point—the beautiful, 'sustainable' high-end developments of Alys Beach would be a good thing."
Why is Xcel keeping part of a coal plant online until 2040? Colorado's biggest greenhouse gas polluter plant doesn't power homes in the community it pollutes.
Would be the nation’s largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities: California’s oil and gas regulator proposes the state ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health.
Hey look, a net-zero story in a wild: New Mexico's governor says state's net-zero 2050 goal should be put into law.
The who's-a-stakeholder question: Massachusetts asked for a blueprint of a gas-free future. Why are the utilities writing the first draft?
Imagine a city where driving requires paying a per-mile fee but riding public transit is free. One city is suggesting it.
Hawaii has a one-year deadline to ditch coal — and gas is not an option. Can it keep the lights on?
Non-local bonus: What exactly is COP26 and what can you expect from next week's international climate conference?