Economy & Business

Democrats Ask For Review Of Environmental Threat From ‘Zombie’ Coal Mines

"Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and seven House Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review potential environmental damages caused by idled coal mines."

Source: The Hill, 10/24/2023

Prying Open the Statehouse Doors

Reporting on environmental stories often leads to the state legislature, where key material can be frustratingly hard to access. Whether that’s because the state is deliberately hiding information, has poor systems for sharing it or isn’t even tracking it, there are ways to get what you need. Four seasoned environment reporters offer tips, tricks and commiseration.

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"As Climate Risks Mount, The Insurance Safety Net Is Collapsing"

"Natural disasters now cost the U.S. insurance industry $100 billion a year. What happens when no one wants to pick up the tab?"

"This story is the first in a four-part Grist series examining how climate change is destabilizing the global insurance market. It is published in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

Source: Grist, 10/12/2023

"ExxonMobil Boosts Fossil Fuel Commitment With Pioneer Buyout"

"ExxonMobil has sealed a $59.5 billion (€56 billion) deal to acquire shale oil giant Pioneer Natural Resources, the companies announced on Wednesday, marking the oil giant's biggest acquisition since the late 1990s buyout of Mobil by Exxon. ... It also demonstrates ExxonMobil's commitment to fossil fuels even as climate concerns become ever more pressing."

Source: DW, 10/12/2023
October 20, 2023

Money in Politics: Reporting on Campaign Finance and Lobbying

Journalists will play a crucial role in informing the public about who and what organizations are funding candidates, ballot measures and policy debates in Washington, D.C. and across the country. To help you with your reporting, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and OpenSecrets are hosting this training, 11:30 a.m. ET.


Major CO2 Pipeline Project On Hold While Company Reevaluates In 5 States

"OMAHA, Neb. — Navigator CO2 Ventures announced Tuesday that it is putting on hold one of the two biggest proposed carbon dioxide pipeline projects in the Midwest so it can reassess the project.

The company withdrew its application for a key permit in Illinois and said it it was putting all its permit applications on hold. The decision comes after South Dakota regulators last month denied a permit.

Source: AP, 10/11/2023


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