Economy & Business

Newsom Calls Trump Bid For $1 Billion From Oil Industry ‘Open Corruption’

"California Governor Gavin Newsom called former President Donald Trump's request for $1 billion from the oil industry to support his reelection campaign "open corruption." Newsom, a Democrat, made the accusation in a speech Thursday at the Vatican Climate Summit, where he addressed other governors, mayors and civic and faith leaders from around the world."

Source: Courthouse News, 05/17/2024

"As Insurers Around the US Bleed Cash From Climate Shocks, Homeowners Lose"

"The owner of this home in Iowa, a state once considered low-risk, was dropped by his insurance company last year. ... As climate change produces more extreme weather, insurers are losing money, even in states with low hurricane and wildfire danger."

Source: NYTimes, 05/15/2024

Alabama Uses Deed Covenants to Ward Off Flooding Claims From Black Residents

"Their land is bound forever. The deeds of three homeowners—Pastor Timothy Williams, Aretha Wright and Page Jones—all living in the historically Black Shiloh community of south Alabama, tell the tale. Restrictive covenants attached to their deeds limit the ability of current and future residents to file actions against the state."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/13/2024

"Plastic, Plastic Everywhere — Even at the UN’s “Plastic Free” Conference"

"At a conference meant to address the plastic crisis, pro-plastic messaging was inescapable. Meanwhile, industry insiders — some positioned as government delegates — were given access to vital negotiations."

Source: ProPublica, 05/13/2024

Corporate Climate Watchdog Document Deems Carbon Offsets Largely Ineffective

"Staff at an influential corporate climate action group whose board announced a plan to allow companies to offset greenhouse gas emissions from their supply chain with carbon credits has now found such offsets are largely ineffective, a confidential preliminary draft reviewed by Reuters shows."

Source: Reuters, 05/09/2024

What Trump Promised Oil CEOs As He Asked Them For $1 Billion To His Campaign

"Donald Trump has pledged to scrap President Biden’s policies on electric vehicles and wind energy, as well as other initiatives opposed by the fossil fuel industry."

Source: Washington Post, 05/09/2024
May 17, 2024

Reporter’s Notebook: The Making of “The Gen Z Water Dealmaker,” a Podcast About the Colorado River Negotiations

Join Luke Runyon, Co-Director of The Water Desk at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism and President of SEJ's Board of Directors, for a conversation with LAist's Emily Guerin about narrative storytelling on the Colorado River, and how the story relates to our ability to adapt to a changing climate. 3pm ET.

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"Tesla Pullback Puts Onus on Others to Build Electric Vehicle Chargers"

"The automaker led by Elon Musk is no longer planning to take the lead in expanding the number of places to fuel electric vehicles. It’s not clear how quickly other companies will fill the gap."

Source: NYTimes, 05/08/2024

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