Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"A Planned Restart of a Crab Harvest Pits Conservation Against Industry"

"For the first time in 10 years, a fisheries regulator is poised to restart the harvest of female horseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay, a policy change that conservationists say will threaten the survival of the Atlantic species of the red knot, an imperiled shorebird."

Source: NYTimes, 11/09/2022

Enviros Challenge Proposed Plastics ‘Advanced Recycling’ Plant in Pa.

"A Philadelphia environmental group has filed an appeal to block a proposed $1.1 billion “advanced” plastics recycling plant in rural Pennsylvania after the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, exempted the facility from having to obtain a solid waste permit."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/09/2022

"Future Of Pipelines, Black School Hinge On Court NEPA Fight"

"An upcoming federal appeals court battle could reset the rules for environmental reviews of major projects like power plants and highways — and determine the fate of a historic Virginia school built to educate Black children during the Jim Crow era."

Source: E&E News, 10/26/2022

DC Sues Velsicol For Allegedly Contaminating Local Rivers With Pesticide

"Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine (D) on Thursday announced a lawsuit against chemical manufacturer Velsicol, alleging the company contaminated waterways in the city and harmed the health of residents in predominantly minority neighborhoods."

Source: The Hill, 10/17/2022

"With 2025 Chesapeake Bay Goal Out Of Reach, Region Plans For What’s Next"

"With its 2025 deadline a little more than three years away, environmental leaders are publicly acknowledging what’s been increasingly obvious for years — that the Chesapeake Bay region will for the third time miss a self-imposed cleanup deadline."

Source: Bay Journal, 10/11/2022

"Disputed Gas Pipeline Seen Surviving Without Congress or Manchin"

"Efforts to speed a long-delayed, overbudget natural gas project in Sen. Joe Manchin’s home state by revamping federal permitting rules will play out in agencies and courts for now, after Congress balked last month."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/07/2022

"Climate Law Spurs CCS At New West Virginia Gas Plant"

"Competitive Power Ventures Inc. announced plans Friday to build a multibillion-dollar natural gas power plant in West Virginia with carbon capture technology, saying the project would not be possible without the new climate and energy law."

Source: E&E News, 09/20/2022


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