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Judge Blocks US Plan To Scale Back Gulf Lease Sale To Protect Whale Species

"A federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to expand next week’s scheduled sale of of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases by millions of acres, rejecting a scaled-back plan announced last month by the Biden administration as part of an effort to protect an endangered whale species."

Source: AP, 09/26/2023

"Court Rejects Utah’s Request To Block EPA Smog Rule"

"A federal appeals court on Monday sided with the Biden administration against the state of Utah in a lawsuit over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “good neighbor” rule, which regulates the flow of air pollution across state lines."

Source: The Hill, 09/26/2023

"‘False Promise’: DOE’s Carbon Removal Plans Rankle Community Advocates"

"The Biden administration has championed carbon removal projects as better neighbors than the pollution-spewing industries of the past. But the Department of Energy’s first two candidates for its $3.5 billion direct air capture program have conducted an opaque early outreach process in the disadvantaged Louisiana and Texas communities where the projects would be built."

Source: E&E News, 09/26/2023

Biden Tells Pacific Islands Leaders That He Will Act On Climate

"President Joe Biden on Monday told leaders from the 18-member Pacific Islands Forum that he has heard their warnings about the impact of climate change on their region and that his administration is committed to helping them meet the challenge."

Source: AP, 09/26/2023

Between the Lines — Great Lakes Author Looks Back on a Writing Career, Forward to Journalism’s Future

With a dozen books under his belt, environmental writer and Great Lakes policy expert Dave Dempsey is ready to put away his pen. But not before sharing important lessons from his career, how he found hope amid the destruction and how he sees journalism succeeding. BookShelf contributor Gary Wilson talks with the author for our occasional “Between the Lines” interview series.

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October 22, 2023

DEADLINE: IWMF Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program

The International Women's Media Foundation invites applications from US-based, women and nonbinary journalists for this annual program. The nine-month fellowship is designed to address the lack of diversity in leadership positions across newsrooms in the U.S. Apply by Oct 22, 2023.

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"Misinformation Research Is Buckling Under GOP Legal Attacks"

"An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation and the quality of medical information online".

Source: Washington Post, 09/25/2023


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