Environmental Politics

"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

Science Integrity Is About More Than Getting EPA Interviews

Freedom of access to government scientists is just one narrow facet in a worsening crisis in scientific integrity at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The new WatchDog Opinion argues that whether it’s about self-interested industry lobbying over climate change or the regulation of chemicals, there’s an assault on science itself  — and the news media has a role to play.

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Biden Plans to Bar New Drilling Around Major Native American Cultural Site

"After years of tribal requests, the president plans to block new oil and gas leases within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The ban is likely to generate strong pushback from industry."

Source: NYTimes, 11/15/2021

"$1B Transmission Smack Down May Upend Northeast Renewables"

"The challenge to a $1 billion New England transmission line is raising concerns about how the region’s largest state will now reach its clean energy targets, underscoring the obstacles facing large infrastructure critical for renewables and President Biden’s decarbonization efforts."

Source: E&E News, 11/15/2021

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