Environmental Politics

13 Blue States Say EPA Should Strengthen Proposal To Remove Lead Pipes

"Attorneys general from 13 Democrat-led states and Washington, D.C., are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen a proposal that seeks to limit Americans’ exposure to lead service lines."

Source: The Hill, 02/08/2024

"Green Amendments Gain Traction in More States Ahead of Elections"

"A new wave of state legislators are pursuing the constitutional right to a safe environment, which attorneys say could strengthen climate lawsuits and policy if interpreted correctly. But the effectiveness of those amendments hinges on their legal language and other details."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/07/2024

"‘In A Word, Horrific’: Trump’s Extreme Anti-Environment Blueprint"

"The United States’s first major climate legislation dismantled, a crackdown on government scientists, a frenzy of oil and gas drilling, the Paris climate deal not only dead but buried. A blueprint is emerging for a second Donald Trump term that is even more extreme for the environment than his first, according to interviews with multiple Trump allies and advisers."

Source: Guardian, 02/07/2024

The Industry ‘Scandal’ That Might Upend How America Builds Houses

"Fossil fuel companies are trying to strip a series of climate-friendly measures out of the latest round of model building codes used to regulate construction virtually everywhere in the United States."

Source: HuffPost, 02/07/2024

"Rocky Mountain Gray Wolves Won’t Get Endangered Species Protections"

"Gray wolves that inhabit the Northern Rocky Mountains will not receive protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Friday."

Source: The Hill, 02/06/2024

"Two Climate Advisers Quit U.S. Export-Import Bank Over Fossil Fuel Plans"

"A federal bank that finances projects overseas is set to vote on Thursday on whether to use taxpayer dollars to help drill oil and gas wells in Bahrain, a contentious decision that prompted two of the bank’s climate advisers to resign, according to people with knowledge of their decisions."

Source: NYTimes, 02/06/2024

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