Laws & Regulations

Biden BLM To Add Protections Against Drilling In Alaska Petroleum Reserve

"Federal officials are proposing a new set of protections in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. If approved, they could come atop the rules that Bureau of Land Management finalized this spring to limit oil and gas drilling on more than half of the giant petroleum reserve."

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 07/18/2024

"With Sewage Gushing Into Sea, US and Mexican Border Towns Plead For Help"

"Each day, millions of gallons of sewage cascade through a canyon and into the Pacific Ocean just south of the U.S.-Mexican border. As any surfer in San Diego knows, summer swells that come from the south will push the toxic brew north."

Source: Reuters, 07/18/2024
July 31, 2024

SELC Webinar: Power Plants to Public Lands — Key Decisions Shaping Our Future

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"Millions of US Low-Income Households Face Power Shutoffs Amid Deadly Heat"

"Millions of low-income households are at risk of having their power disconnected this summer, exacerbating the risk of deadly heat as the climate crisis drives up temperatures."

Source: Guardian, 07/17/2024

Clean Energy Projects Stuck in a Years-Long Queue. States Push for a Fix

"A Baltimore coal-fired power plant will be operating past its planned retirement date next year, pumping out pollution, while the cheaper clean energy projects that could help replace it are stuck in a queue to connect to the region’s electric grid."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/17/2024

"West Virginia School Will Remain Open For Now Amid Toxic Groundwater Fears"

"A small West Virginia school will remain open for now after a court temporarily blocked an effort to relocate classes due to the town’s contaminated groundwater being added to a national cleanup priority list."

Source: AP, 07/16/2024


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