Environmental Politics

"House Republicans Announce Major Energy Package As Top Priority Bill"

"House Republicans on Thursday announced that a major energy package that has been in the works for weeks will be known as H.R.1, signifying that it’s the party’s top priority for the congressional session."

Source: The Hill, 03/10/2023

"House GOP Votes To Overturn Biden Rule On Water Protections"

"The House on Thursday voted to overturn the Biden administration’s protections for thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, advancing long-held Republican arguments that the regulations are an environmental overreach and burden to business."

Source: AP, 03/10/2023

Senate Panel That Grilled Norfolk Southern CEO Is Awash In Company's Cash

"Norfolk Southern’s corporate PAC has donated more than $375,000 to members of the Senate committee that grilled the railroad’s chief executive on Thursday about the toxic derailment of one of the company’s trains in East Palestine, Ohio."

Source: HuffPost, 03/10/2023

Norfolk Southern CEO Says He’s Sorry For Train Derailment Impact On Ohio

"The chief executive of a railroad company that operated a train that derailed and caused a release of toxic chemicals in February told the Senate on Thursday that he is “deeply sorry” for the impact on East Palestine, Ohio, and he is personally committed to “make this right.”"

Source: Washington Post, 03/10/2023

"Norfolk Southern CEO Bringing Apology, Aid To Senate Hearing"

"The chief executive of one of the nation’s largest railroads is coming to a Senate hearing with an apology and a commitment to send millions of dollars to the village on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border disrupted by a fiery derailment as senators investigate railway safety and the Biden administration’s response to the disaster."

Source: AP, 03/09/2023

"UAE's Jaber Urges Big Oil To Join Fight Against Climate Change"

"A top oil executive from the United Arab Emirates on Monday urged the energy industry to join the fight against climate change, borrowing a famous line from a U.S. astronaut aboard a damaged spacecraft during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970."

Source: Reuters, 03/07/2023

‘15-Minute City’ Planning Is On The Rise, Experts Say. Here's What To Know

"For many, living in a city means facing tedious traffic, packed subways and imposing buildings amid the sprawl. But the increasingly popular urban planning concept known as the “15-minute city” has revived the abiding idea that they should operate at human scale, envisioning a city where every resident can reach essential resources by foot, bicycle or public transport within a quarter of an hour."

Source: Washington Post, 03/06/2023

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