Environmental Politics

House Narrowly Passes Biden’s Social Safety Net and Climate Bill

"The House on Friday narrowly passed the centerpiece of President Biden’s domestic agenda, approving $2 trillion in spending over the next decade to battle climate change, expand health care and reweave the nation’s social safety net, over the unanimous opposition of Republicans."

Source: Washington Post, 11/19/2021

"New Energy Regulator Gets Tie-Breaking Vote on Grid’s Future"

"Willie Phillips, confirmed Tuesday night to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is poised to be the tie-breaking vote on two proceedings that will shape the future of the U.S. power grid, electric markets and the clean energy rollout."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/18/2021

"Biden Lauds Electric Cars In Michigan As Climate Agenda Hits Road Bumps"

"President Biden continued his infrastructure sales tour Wednesday with a visit to the Detroit area, promoting American-made electric vehicles and his broader public works law while the rest of his climate agenda hangs in the balance in Washington."

Source: Washington Post, 11/18/2021

Nations Fail To Agree On Antarctic Conservation For Fifth Straight Year

"Members of the multilateral body responsible for Antarctic marine conservation failed to agree on new measures to protect the Southern Ocean from overfishing. China and Russia blocked all proposals to establish new marine protected areas."

Source: Mongabay, 11/16/2021

Opinion: "Social Media Is Polluted With Climate Denialism"

"This fall, Exxon Mobil started targeting New Yorkers with Facebook advertisements that warned about a proposed law that would require electric-only appliances in some buildings. “If your household was required to go full electric, it could cost you more than $25,600 to replace major appliances,” one ad reads."

Source: NYTimes, 11/16/2021

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