Economy & Business

EPA To Propose Plan Soon for First PFAS Drinking Water Rule

Plans are nearing for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate PFAS in drinking water — and the complexity around the effort will challenge environmental journalism. In the mix are questions of environmental persistence and health risks, plus thorny politics. Our Issue Backgrounder has guidance on these and more as PFAS regulation hits this critical juncture.

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December 7, 2022

The 2022 Business Refresh with The Writers' Co-op

TWC is hosting a 75-minute year-end business audit, where you get to reflect on your freelance wins this year, and get direction on where you'd like to take your creative ventures in 2023. Turn your goals into tactical next steps. Includes TWC's online business planning course and the business audit worksheet. 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Michael Bloomberg Announces New Initiative To Phase Out Coal In 25 Countries

"Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and now a special envoy on climate change for the United Nations, announced a new international plan on Monday to help 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America phase out coal by 2040."

Source: NYTimes, 11/07/2022

"2/3 of US Money For Fossil Fuel Pours Into Africa Despite Climate Goals"

"Joe Biden will head to Egypt next week to tout America’s re-emergence as a leader on the climate crisis at the Cop27 talks. But he will be landing in a continent that the US continues to pour billions of dollars into for fossil fuel projects, with seemingly no end in sight despite the president’s promises."

Source: Guardian, 11/01/2022

Biden Warns of Windfall Tax To Stop Oil Company ‘War Profiteering’

"President Joe Biden escalated weeks of sharp warnings to energy producers on Monday by floating a so-called “windfall” tax on their corporate profits, calling out major gas companies for racking up gains from a spike in prices he attributes to Russia’s war in Ukraine."

Source: CNN, 11/01/2022

ESA Inaction Spells Trouble for an Iconic Grassland Bird

The lesser prairie-chicken is in dire need of protection, but a decision on listing it under the Endangered Species Act is months overdue. Environmental reporter Mike Smith looks at the causes and potential consequences of the bureaucratic delay and muses on whether this unique bird will go the way of its even more imperiled relative, the Attwater’s prairie-chicken.

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