Environmental Politics

"EPA: Obama's 'Dream Team' To Smooth Biden's Transition"

"Some of the highest-profile EPA officials of the Obama administration are regrouping as members of President-elect Joe Biden's EPA transition team. The 12 members include several former officials who helped craft the agency's most consequential regulations dealing with air, climate and water — most of which have been rolled back by the Trump administration."

Source: E&E News, 11/13/2020

'We Won': Canada Indigenous Group Scoops Up Billion Dollar Seafood Firm

"For generations, Indigenous peoples in Canada have watched, often in frustration, as commercial industries profit from the land and waters their ancestors once harvested. This week, however, excitement replaced irritation as a group of First Nations announced plans to scoop up one of the largest seafood companies in North America."

Source: Guardian, 11/13/2020

"Biden's Climate Diplomacy Has Already Begun"

"A few days after being declared president-elect, Joe Biden is already conferring with heads of state about a crisis he sees as on par with the coronavirus pandemic and economic recession: climate change. Biden elevated the issue of rising temperatures in talks on Tuesday with four European leaders."

Source: Washington Post, 11/13/2020

"What Will Trump’s Most Profound Legacy Be? Possibly Climate Damage"

"President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will use the next four years to try to restore the environmental policies that his predecessor has methodically blown up, but the damage done by the greenhouse gas pollution unleashed by President Trump’s rollbacks may prove to be one of the most profound legacies of his single term."

Source: NYTimes, 11/12/2020

How Biden Aims To Amp Up The Government’s Fight Against Climate Change

"A new administration would enlist departments like Transportation, Agriculture and Treasury to advance its climate goals"

"President-elect Joe Biden is poised to embed action on climate change across the breadth of the federal government, from the departments of Agriculture to Treasury to State — expanding it beyond environmental agencies to speed U.S. efforts to mitigate global warming and to acknowledge that the problem touches many aspects of American life.

Source: Washington Post, 11/12/2020


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