National (U.S.)

"The PR Firms Doing Big Oil’s Dirty Work"

"Oil companies haven’t acted alone in deceiving the public and stopping climate action. They’ve had a major assist from some of the world’s most profitable public relations companies, a relationship that has gone largely unexamined until now."

Source: Earther, 12/02/2021

"Biden Seeks Willing Hosts For Nuclear Waste Storage Sites"

"The Biden administration on Tuesday said it was seeking local communities willing to host nuclear waste storage sites, arguing they are needed to deal with the nation’s existing waste and encourage growth in virtually emissions-free nuclear power to fight climate change."

Source: Reuters, 12/01/2021

"Inside The Push To Revive Industry Superfund Fees"

"Key players in the long-dormant effort to make companies pay for toxic site cleanups notched a big win in the recently enacted infrastructure bill. Now, they’re hoping for a similar payoff in the massive reconciliation package."

Source: E&E News, 12/01/2021

US Will Miss EV Targets Without Big Investments in Chip-Making: Raimondo

"The United States won’t meet the Biden administration’s goal of widespread electric-vehicle adoption without urgent investment in domestic semiconductor manufacturing, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said."

Source: Washington Post, 11/30/2021

"EPA Wins Appeal Over Release of Pesticide Policymaking Records"

"The EPA can shield some records regarding a former official’s role in pesticide policymaking from a conservation group, a divided Second Circuit ruled Monday. Messages between staff about how the agency should communicate its policies are protected by the deliberative process privilege, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/30/2021

"Lawsuit Takes Aim At Trump-Era Rule Expanding Hunting Grounds"

"Environmentalists on Monday accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of imperiling hundreds of vulnerable species when it expanded hunting and fishing on 147 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under President Donald Trump."

Source: Reuters, 11/30/2021

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