Environmental Politics

"5 Lies Trump Told About The Environment In One 20-Minute Speech"

"The greenwashing continues. Don’t fall for it." "President Donald Trump continues to greenwash his dismal environmental record ahead of the 2020 presidential election, most recently with a speech Tuesday in Jupiter, Florida, touting his “environmental accomplishments.”"

Source: HuffPost, 09/09/2020

Youth Activist Groups Push Climate Into Voting Booths

A key Democratic primary win in Massachusetts last week appears to portend a weather change in climate politics, with youth groups helping propel the issue into November’s polling places. Reporter’s Toolbox helps environmental journalists cover the shift by cataloging some of the biggest youth climate activist groups with local chapters and large geographic reach.

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"US Regulators Take Public Comments On Nuclear Fuel Plan"

"U.S. nuclear regulators have hosted their final public hearing on a proposal to build a multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico to store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the country, and there’s still disagreement about whether granting a license to Holtec International would be a good thing."

Source: AP, 09/07/2020

NEPA: "Judge Considers Freezing ‘Political’ Environmental Review Rule"

"A federal judge took a no-nonsense approach Friday to a hearing on the White House’s rewrite of federal environmental review standards, grilling conservation groups on how they’ll be harmed and chiding the Justice Department for glossing over the political motivations behind the rules."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/07/2020

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