Environmental Politics

Biden Adm Global Plastics Plan Dubbed ‘Low Ambition’ and ‘Underwhelming’

"Critics are describing the Biden administration’s opening position in a United Nations effort to reach a global treaty or agreement to end plastic waste as vague and weak, despite its recognition of a need to end plastic pollution by 2040."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/28/2023

"Biden Nominates Ajay Banga To Lead World Bank"

"The White House is touting Banga’s experience with financial inclusion and climate change".

"The Biden administration on Thursday nominated Ajay Banga, a former Mastercard executive who is now vice chairman at the private equity firm General Atlantic, to be the next president of the World Bank.

Banga is still subject to a months-long confirmation process before the bank’s board reaches a final decision. As the bank’s largest shareholder, the United States has typically chosen its leader, although other countries could still put forward nominations of their own.

Source: Washington Post, 02/24/2023

Feds Slash Gulf Wind Farm Areas To Make Room For Drilling, Shipping, Fishing

"A new wind energy lease sale plan released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management slashes the Gulf’s offshore wind energy development areas by two-thirds, potentially reducing the amount of jobs and clean energy the region’s leaders had hoped wind farms would generate in the coming years."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 02/23/2023

"Railroads Fought to Crush Rules That Biden Aims to Revive After Ohio Derailment"

"Long before this month’s fiery derailment, railroad industry leaders battled regulations meant to boost freight train safety, including plans to bolster some of the very same tank cars that ruptured and released chemicals in eastern Ohio."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 02/23/2023

"Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks In Focus On Visit To Ohio Toxic Train Site"

"Donald Trump’s record of rolling back environmental protections was highlighted by critics on Wednesday as the ex-president visited the town of East Palestine, Ohio, and called the federal response to the toxic train derailment there earlier this month a “betrayal”.

Source: Guardian, 02/23/2023


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