Environmental Politics

Debate: Biden Says U.S. Needs To Move Off Oil To Tackle Climate Change

"President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden laid out starkly different visions Thursday night on whether the United States needs to transition away from fossil fuels to address climate change, in the lengthiest exchange two presidential candidates have ever had on the topic."

Source: Washington Post, 10/23/2020

Greens Sue Over Study Of Deepwater Horizon Impacts On Endangered Species

"Conservation groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, arguing it failed to fully consider the effects on endangered species when reviewing the environmental damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill."

Source: The Hill, 10/22/2020

"Industry Lawyers Resist Relying on Trump Environmental Rollbacks"

"Federal agencies’ recent rewrites of regulations for environmental reviews, water jurisdiction, and coal ash are too vulnerable to legal and political winds to steer business decision-making, attorneys said Wednesday during an American Bar Association conference."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/22/2020

"Amy Coney Barrett Won’t Discuss Ties To Country’s Biggest Oil Lobby"

"Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett repeatedly dodged questions about the scientific reality of climate change during her Senate confirmation hearing last week, and questions asked away from live cameras offered little more clarity."

Source: HuffPost, 10/22/2020


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