Laws & Regulations

Great Bear Lake in NW Territories To Become Indigenous Protected Area

"The Sahtu ́K’aowe Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area is set to move ahead and conserve the world’s eighth largest lake, after an announcement at COP15 biodiversity conference".

Source: The Narwhal, 12/21/2022

Big Oil Is Behind Conspiracy To Deceive Public: First Climate RICO Suit

"The same racketeering legislation used to bring down mob bosses, motorcycle gangs, football executives and international fraudsters is to be tested against oil and coal companies who are accused of conspiring to deceive the public over the climate crisis."

Source: Guardian, 12/21/2022

To Protect Lobstermen, Spending Bill May Speed Whales’ Extinction: Enviros

"Lawmakers from Maine have inserted a provision in a massive government funding bill to buffer lobstermen from new regulations, but environmental groups warn it could push the critically endangered North Atlantic right whales to the brink of extinction."

Source: Washington Post, 12/21/2022

"E.P.A. Tightens Rules on Pollution From Vans, Buses and Trucks"

"The Biden administration on Tuesday strengthened limits on smog-forming pollution from buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and other trucks, the first time in more than 20 years that tailpipe standards have been tightened for heavy-duty vehicles."

Source: NYTimes, 12/21/2022

"Congress Offers $1 Billion for Climate Aid, Falling Short of Biden’s Pledge"

"Congress has proposed $1 billion to help poor countries cope with climate change, a figure that falls significantly short of President Biden’s promise that the United States will spend $11.4 billion annually by 2024 to ensure developing nations can transition to clean energy and adapt to a warming planet."

Source: NYTimes, 12/21/2022

Corps Grants Louisiana Permits To Build $2.5 Billion Sediment Diversion

"Louisiana's proposed $2.5 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, designed to reconnect the Mississippi River with the Barataria Basin to create as much as 21 square miles of wetlands by 2070, was awarded key permits by the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday that could allow construction to begin in March 2023."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 12/20/2022

"EPA Overhauls Chemical Reviews To Boost Transparency"

"EPA is taking steps to heighten transparency around its review process for new chemicals, amid an outpouring of criticism from advocates and watchdog groups who have called on the Biden administration to prioritize targeting toxic substances."

Source: E&E News, 12/20/2022


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