Laws & Regulations

"Coming Off Climate Talks, US To Hold Huge Crude Sale In Gulf"

"The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to hold up to 1.1 billion barrels of crude, the first such sale under President Joe Biden and a harbinger of the challenges he faces to reach climate goals that depend on deep cuts in fossil fuel emissions."

Source: AP, 11/17/2021

Nations Fail To Agree On Antarctic Conservation For Fifth Straight Year

"Members of the multilateral body responsible for Antarctic marine conservation failed to agree on new measures to protect the Southern Ocean from overfishing. China and Russia blocked all proposals to establish new marine protected areas."

Source: Mongabay, 11/16/2021

Science Integrity Is About More Than Getting EPA Interviews

Freedom of access to government scientists is just one narrow facet in a worsening crisis in scientific integrity at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The new WatchDog Opinion argues that whether it’s about self-interested industry lobbying over climate change or the regulation of chemicals, there’s an assault on science itself  — and the news media has a role to play.

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Mapping Toxic U.S. Hotspots Down to the Neighborhood Level

A new project on toxic risks has yielded a tool making it far easier to use data from the Toxics Release Inventory to report on hotspots. Reporter’s Toolbox offers a guide to ProPublica’s impressive “Sacrifice Zones” special report, which maps cancer-causing industrial air pollution. Plus, join an in-depth virtual tutorial on the ProPublica tool co-sponsored by the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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