Laws & Regulations

"Alaska Native Group Protects Land Coveted By Pebble Mine Developers"

"An Alaska Native group on Thursday will announce that more than 44,000 acres of land near Bristol Bay, the site of the world’s largest wild salmon fishery, are off limits to future development, according to details shared exclusively with The Climate 202."

Source: Washington Post, 12/23/2022

"New Regulation Head Revesz Seen as Most Progressive Rules Czar"

"Richard Revesz will take over as the long-awaited head of the Biden administration’s rulemaking review office, a confirmation that gives hope for rule-watchers looking ahead to more stringent environmental standards."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 12/22/2022

"New Mexico Seeks Tougher Provisions For US Nuclear Dump"

"[New Mexico] officials on Tuesday released a draft permit that includes tougher provisions for the U.S. government to meet if it wants to continue dumping radioactive waste from decades of nuclear research and bomb-making in the New Mexico desert."

Source: AP, 12/22/2022

"What Congress’s Spending Bill Includes For Energy, Sustainability"

"Congress has released a $1.7 trillion bill to fund the government for fiscal 2023. ... The mammoth funding package includes boosts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and billions in natural disaster aid, among other provisions."

Source: The Hill, 12/22/2022

Op-Ed: "New Hope for Horseshoe Crabs — and the Shorebirds That Depend on Them"

"A globetrotting bird, a crab that’s not a crab, a marine snail and a fish whose reproduction is so mysterious it fascinated Freud — they all walk into a sandbar. Unbeknownst to them, their future — no joke — hung in the balance of a decision made this November by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission."

Source: The Revelator, 12/21/2022


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