Environmental Politics

Courage and Caring — Documentary Celebrates Environmental Icon Stewart Udall

While the name of Stewart Udall, U.S. interior secretary through the tumultuous 1960s, may have faded from public memory, his influence on environmental policies is still felt today. Contributor Francesca Lyman shines the spotlight on a new documentary about Udall and his legacy, and talks with director John de Graaf about Udall’s insights and inspiration.

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Solar Power, the Community Way

The energy transition imperative to move from fossil fuels toward renewable energies could leave out individual homeowners unable to install rooftop solar. But as the latest TipSheet points out, there’s an alternative: community solar. Good local reporting is needed to demystify it though. The backstory, plus more than a dozen story ideas and reporting resources.

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April 5, 2024

#SEJ2024 Opening Plenary: Election 2024 — How Will Climate Change Matter?

Join the livestream of the #SEJ2024 opening plenary on how the 2024 election is likely to dominate coverage across local, regional and national newsrooms. 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET.

April 5, 2024

#SEJ2024: U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan Keynote and Q&A

Join the livestream of this #SEJ2024 discussion with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 16th Administrator, Michael S. Regan, and Bloomberg Law senior reporter Jennifer Hijazi. 8:30-9:30 a.m. ET.


"Chevron Owns This City’s News Site. Many Stories Aren’t Told."

"The oil and gas company-owned Richmond Standard tells mostly positive stories about the major industry that dominates this California city and its skyline."

Source: Floodlight/NPR, 03/29/2024

DOE Will Lend $1.5B To Restart Michigan Nuclear Power Plant, A US First

"The federal government will provide a $1.5 billion loan to restart a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, officials announced Wednesday."

Source: AP, 03/28/2024

"A Great Lakes Pipeline Tangles Politics in Two Battleground States"

"Line 5 crosses tribal lands, runs beneath the water and needs major upgrades. Opponents fear spills. Supporters envision jobs. Everyone sees a fight."

Source: NYTimes, 03/28/2024


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