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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.

Donald Trump On Climate Change: Fuel Economy Rollback Skewed Data To Justify Controversial Halt

A Trump administration proposal to roll back fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards in the auto industry is deeply flawed, a new study led by a team of top economists has found. The administration's proposal, the study said, relied upon an economic analysis that discarded at least $112 billion in benefits to keeping a higher standard of emissions. “This is an insane rollback from the perspective of the future competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry,” said Antonio Bento, the study's lead author and professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics of the University of Southern California. “It makes us less and less competitive internationally, and down the road we would lose the share of the international market we would otherwise have if we were to move towards car electrification.” Newsweek

Schwarzenegger’s midterm victories over gerrymandering

Arnold Schwarzenegger was not on the ballot in the midterms, but the former California governor’s influence was apparent in the outcome of reform initiatives in Michigan, Missouri, Colorado and Utah. Those four states were the 2018 battlegrounds in Schwarzenegger’s campaign to have independent commissions, rather than politicians in power, draw congressional boundaries after the 2020 census.  San Francisco Chronicle

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s War on Gerrymandering Is Just Beginning

Arnold Schwarzenegger is preparing to travel to the future of the gerrymandering war. Tuesday brought wins for independent redistricting commissions that Schwarzenegger backed in three of the four states where they were on the ballot—Michigan, Missouri, and Colorado, with Utah still counting, but also trending toward yes. Now the former California governor has begun planning a summit for advocates, donors, and the people behind some of the successful campaigns to brainstorm and build to more wins. The Atlantic

Schwarzenegger thanks Bainimarama for ‘Talanoa’ dialogue

ARNOLD Schwarzenegger thanked the Prime Minister and COP23 President, Voreqe Bainimarama for having the Talanoa Dialogue be part of COP23. The former California Governor had convened a meeting last week which brought together key actors and thought leaders to focus on the impact of sub-national financial systems, and to consider how joint public/private financing can support low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure in developing nations. The Fiji Times

KNX 10/29/2018

Governor auto choice and as chairman of us sees since future state global policy is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Listen to these 30 investment environment leaders shared stories of how green energy projects have been pushed completion around the world by showing the idea not a national but local government leaders. KNX-AM (Radio)


San Diego Moves Ahead With 100% Clean Energy Community Choice Program

"There are Republicans out there that are smart and are going in the right direction, and they don’t see [climate action] as a divided issue or a partisan issue...they see it as a people’s issue," said former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who hosted the Thursday morning event at the L.A. Cleantech Incubator. Greentech Media

What’s Arnold Schwarzenegger up to? Fighting climate change

With Congress sharply divided over global climate change — and the GOP, including President Donald Trump, expressing denial over its causes and effects — one prominent Republican leader recognizes that human activity is a major factor and is leading a worldwide effort to attack the problem. At a unique forum Thursday, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a message of hope, saying solving the problem is a matter of will, of never taking “no” for an answer and communicating the message  person-to-person. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Schwarzenegger in East Lansing: ‘Terminate gerrymandering’ with Prop 2

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger put the filming of Terminator 6 on hold to travel to East Lansing to attend a rally for the anti-gerrymandering Proposal 2. The Hollywood star didn't shy away from making reference to his famous action series. “Let’s go once and for all and terminate gerrymandering," Schwarzenegger told the crowd at Ann Street Plaza. Proposition 2 was put on the ballot through the efforts of Voters Not Politicians. Fox 17 Grand Rapids

Arnold Schwarzenegger coming to Michigan to rally for redistricting proposal

Former California governor, bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in Michigan this month to rally for Proposal 2. Schwarzenegger has been playing off his famous role in the "Terminator" franchise to support changes to the redistricting process in states throughout the country, and has been raising money for the cause since this summer. He will be in attendance at a 9:30 a.m. rally for the proposal Saturday, Oct. 20 in East Lansing's Ann Street Plaza, a few hours prior to the Michigan State University-University of Michigan football game. Visit the rally's event page for additional information. MLive

Schwarzenegger to visit Michigan and Colorado to rally support for redistricting

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is set to visit Michigan and Colorado to rally support for redistricting in the coming weeks. "People see that things are not going right. Sometimes they express themselves by voting for outsiders," Schwarzenegger told The Atlantic on Saturday regarding his drive to end partisan gerrymandering. "When they see that doesn’t work, they look for the next thing, ‘What else can we fix?’ ” The Hill