"The House on Friday narrowly passed the centerpiece of President Biden’s domestic agenda, approving $2 trillion in spending over the next decade to battle climate change, expand health care and reweave the nation’s social safety net, over the unanimous opposition of Republicans."
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- Source: Washington Post, 11/19/2021
"The Biden administration today [Thursday] moved to formally scrap President Trump’s signature Clean Water Act rule off the books."Source: E&E News, 11/19/2021
"The United States will support a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced yesterday at U.N. Environment Programme headquarters."Source: E&E News, 11/19/2021
"For two decades, Republicans and Democrats have fought over whether to ban roads on more than 9 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Now, the Biden administration aims to settle the question once and for all."Source: Washington Post, 11/19/2021
"The fossil fuel industry has perpetrated a multi-decade, multibillion dollar disinformation, propaganda and lobbying campaign to delay climate action by confusing the public and policymakers about the climate crisis and its solutions. This has involved a remarkable array of advertisements – with headlines ranging from “Lies they tell our children” to “Oil pumps life” – seeking to convince the public that the climate crisis is not real, not human-made, not serious and not solvable. The campaign continues to this day."Source: Guardian, 11/19/2021
"Facebook advertisers promoted false and misleading claims about climate change on the platform in recent weeks, just as the COP26 conference was getting under way."Source: Reuters, 11/19/2021
"The Senate late Thursday confirmed Charles Sams III to lead the National Park Service, making him the first Senate-confirmed director since the Obama administration."Source: The Hill, 11/19/2021
"For years Americans have been warned about the dangers of pollution and climate change but one effect is neglected: impacts to our brains."Source: EHN, 11/19/2021
"The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled plans to name the leaders of the EPA’s regional offices in New York, Atlanta, and Denver."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/19/2021
"Two young women scaled a huge coal handling machine shortly before dawn on Wednesday, disrupting operations at the world’s largest coal port for several hours to protest what they say is Australia’s lack of action on climate change."Source: Washington Post, 11/19/2021
"President Biden continued his infrastructure sales tour Wednesday with a visit to the Detroit area, promoting American-made electric vehicles and his broader public works law while the rest of his climate agenda hangs in the balance in Washington."Source: Washington Post, 11/18/2021
"President Biden on Wednesday called on the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into oil and gas companies, alleging that their “anti-consumer” behavior has led to higher gas prices."Source: Washington Post, 11/18/2021
"Flooding and landslides have devastated the western seaboard of Canada and the US, months after the region suffered a record-breaking heatwave".Source: Guardian, 11/18/2021
"Oil companies spent $191.7 million buying drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, during a robust government auction that underscored the industry’s appetite for new crude as the White House seeks to shifts the U.S. away from fossil fuels."Source: Bloomberg, 11/18/2021
"Willie Phillips, confirmed Tuesday night to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is poised to be the tie-breaking vote on two proceedings that will shape the future of the U.S. power grid, electric markets and the clean energy rollout."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/18/2021