Northwest (OR WA)

June 2, 2009

DEADLINE: The Puget Sound Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources is inviting applications for its Puget Sound Institute, a nine-day journey in July 2009 through parts of northwest Washington that will examine a variety of newsworthy topics.

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April 7, 2017

Coastal Resiliency in the Face of Environmental Change: Are Current Laws and Policies Flexible for a Changing World?

Oregon Sea Grant and the University of Oregon Environment and Natural Resources Law Center are cohosting this free symposium which will address issues such as ocean acidification, sea level rise, and other climate stressors, their impact on natural resources, coastal infrastructure, and energy development – all through a legal and policy lens. Space is limited, pre-registration by April 3 is encouraged.

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EPA Budget Cuts Threaten a Program Near You

As the Trump administration proposes big cuts at environmental agencies like the U.S. EPA, the latest TipSheet explores how to dig up local angles from the budget action. Examples: Tracking changes at EPA regional offices and labs, at Superfund or at state revolving funds for clean water and safe drinking water programs.

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"Washington State Denies Sublease For Coal Export Terminal"

"Washington's outgoing public lands commissioner said Tuesday he is refusing to allow the state's aquatic lands to be used for a major coal-export terminal along the Columbia River. But the company behind the proposal insisted the decision would have no effect on its plans."

Source: AP, 01/06/2017

Will State, Local Government Replace Feds on Climate Change?

Even if the incoming Trump Administration retreats from climate action, as many fear, state and local governments may fill the gap on climate policy. Our latest Issue Backgrounder takes a closer look, and offers sources and resources to help you cover the more localized climate stories that may result.

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