Laws & Regulations

Denmark, U.S., 12 Other Nations Back Tougher Climate Goal For Shipping

"Denmark, the United States and 12 other countries on Monday backed a goal to reduce emissions by the global maritime sector to zero by 2050, a target to be fleshed out in negotiations at the United Nations shipping agency."

Source: Reuters, 11/02/2021

"Manchin Complicates Reconciliation Passage Timeline"

"After days of silence and muddy messaging, Sen. Joe Manchin has made his position known on the $1.7 trillion social and climate spending framework unveiled last week: He’s not ready to support it — and it’s not clear whether or when he will be."

Source: E&E News, 11/02/2021

"Some EPA Science Integrity Lapses Unreported, Survey Says"

"Nearly one in six EPA staffers who responded to a survey say they still have allegations about lapses in scientific integrity during the Trump era that they haven’t reported, even under an administration that says it prioritizes science, according to data the agency released Monday."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/02/2021

Louisiana Plastics Plant Faces 2+ Year Delay For Environmental Review

"A new, more stringent review of the environmental impacts of a massive proposed plastics plant along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish will likely take more than two years."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 11/02/2021

"Biden Administration Moves to Limit Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas"

"The Biden administration said Tuesday that it would heavily regulate methane, a potent greenhouse gas that spews from oil and natural gas operations and can warm the atmosphere 80 times as fast as carbon dioxide in the short term." "The new rule was announced at a U.N. summit where the United States is facing skepticism about its commitment to climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/02/2021

Nevada Rancher Cites ‘Shroud Of Secrecy’ At Lithium Mine Near Oregon

"A Nevada rancher suing to block construction of the largest lithium mine in the U.S. says the government’s environmental assessment of the project relies on a baseline set by a consultant for the mining company with a conflict of interest that trivializes potential harm to water resources and wildlife near the Oregon line."

Source: AP, 11/01/2021

"‘Last, Best Hope:’ Leaders Launch Crucial UN Climate Summit"

"GLASGOW, Scotland — A crucial U.N. climate summit opened Sunday amid papal appeals for prayers and activists’ demands for action, kicking off two weeks of intense diplomatic negotiations by almost 200 countries aimed at slowing intensifying global warming and adapting to the climate damage already underway."

Source: AP, 11/01/2021

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