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Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, October 2019

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in October 2019.

Bryan Stevenson’s Moral Clarity
Wall Street Journal Magazine, October 31, 2019
This article profiles Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), whose best-selling memoir Just Mercy is the basis of an upcoming film starring Michael B. Jordan. EJI is supported by the Foundation’s Human Rights program.

Greenland’s Dying Ice
Science Magazine, October 10, 2019
This piece highlights the work of physical oceanographer Fiamma Straneo at the Scripps Institutions of Oceanography in San Diego, California, as she embarks on an effort to better understand “Greenland’s role in future sea level rise.” This work is supported by the Foundation’s Science program.

N.J. is Sinking, Oceans are Rising, Hurricanes Are Stronger and It’s Only Getting Worse, October 29, 2019
This piece is based on Rhodium Group’s new report assessing how tidal flooding, storm surge, and hurricane wind exposure are affecting the state of New Jersey. Rhodium Group is supported by the Foundation’s Climate and Clean Energy program.

 Column: By Siding With Trump on Emissions, GM, Chrysler and Toyota Are Asking for Industry Chaos
Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2019
This opinion piece provides insight about the latest developments surrounding the Environmental Defense Fund’s lawsuit against the federal administration’s decision to revoke California’s authority to set its own emission standards for cars. The Environmental Defense Fund is supported by the Foundation’s Climate and Clean Energy program.

If Pa. Puts a Cap on Carbon Emissions, What Happens to Electricity Prices?
Pittsburg Post-Gazette, October 24, 2019
This article features a new report by Resources for the Future that analyzes “how Pennsylvania could set up a carbon-price program with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and distribute revenue from auctioning off carbon credits.” Resources for the Future is supported by the Foundation’s Climate and Clean Energy program.

Two Families — One Black, One White — Shared a Harrowing History. Then They Met.
Washington Post, October 23, 2019
This is a powerful piece on the family history of John B. King, former US Education Secretary and president & CEO of The Education Trust. The Education Trust is supported by the Foundation’s Education program.