Environmental Politics

"EPA Mulls Tougher Limits On New Gas Plants As 2024 Election Nears"

"The Environmental Protection Agency is considering significantly strengthening proposed limits on planet-warming pollution from power plants — a crucial part of President Biden’s climate agenda — according to three people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no final decisions have been made."

Source: Washington Post, 04/10/2024

Biden Agencies Pressed to Act on Federal Contractor Climate Disclosure

"It was a key pledge in President Joe Biden’s effort to show renewed international leadership on climate change: The U.S. government, the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, would require its contractors and suppliers to disclose their carbon emissions and climate risks."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/09/2024

"Trump’s Second-Term Blueprint Would Take A Wrecking Ball To Public Lands"

"When it was time to outline their vision for managing America’s federal lands under a future Republican presidency, pro-Donald Trump conservatives turned to a man who has spent his career advocating for those very lands to be pawned off to states and private interests."

Source: HuffPost, 04/09/2024

Mexico’s Likely Next President Is A Climate Scientist But Not Outspoken

"Mexico will elect a new president in June, at a time when climate change is already challenging the country in many ways. But don’t expect the leading candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, a climate scientist, to make climate a central part of her campaign ahead of the June 2 election."

Source: AP, 04/08/2024


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