Environmental Politics

"Climate Tension: UN Chief Chides Biden, Other World Leaders"

"U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bluntly challenged the climate efforts of President Joe Biden and other world leaders Thursday in a message for a White House summit, charging that expanded oil and gas drilling and other policies of the richest countries amount to a “death sentence” for the planet."

Source: AP, 04/21/2023

DC’s Biggest Clean Energy Lobby Group Pushes Natural Gas-Friendly Policy

"On two of the most consequential decisions facing Congress and the Biden administration on energy and climate change, the nation’s newest and largest clean power industry group has decisively aligned itself with companies that want to preserve markets for natural gas."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/21/2023

"EPA Reaches Deal To Police Pennsylvania’s Pollution of Chesapeake Bay"

"The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to step up enforcement in Pennsylvania to ensure that it meets targets for reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, state and environmental officials announced Thursday."

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2023

Citing Neo-Nazis, States Pass Laws Meant To Thwart Climate Grid Protesters

"Utah, Georgia and Tennessee are the latest states to pass legislation designed to counter demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline."

Source: HuffPost, 04/20/2023

"Biden to Pledge $500 Million to Stop Deforestation in Brazil"

"The promise to help Brazil protect the Amazon must be approved by Congress, where Republicans are opposed to foreign climate aid."

"WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday will pledge $500 million over five years to fight deforestation in Brazil, a White House official said, in a move that would make the United States one of the largest donors to the global Amazon Fund.

Source: NYTimes, 04/20/2023

House Fails To Override Biden Veto Of Resolution To Overturn EPA Water Rule

"The House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Joe Biden’s veto of a resolution to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency water rule."

Source: CNN, 04/19/2023

"DeSantis Takeover of Wetland Permits Erects New Building Hurdles"

"Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, determined to untangle housing, mines, and other development from time-consuming environmental reviews, asked the Trump administration in its closing months to let the state take over permits for building on federal wetlands from the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/18/2023


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