Climate Change

SEJ Objects Over EPA Response to AP Story; plus, Suits & Rulings Involving Interior, EPA, NOAA

The SEJ has written the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to object to its criticism of an Associated Press story about Superfund sites following Hurricane Harvey floods. That, plus a judge rules against EPA for withholding records on the pesticide Enlist Duo, and more, in this month's WatchDog.

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"Coal Plant Closures Continue Even As U.S. Ends 'Clean Power Plan'"

"U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the 'war on coal.'"

Source: Reuters, 10/16/2017

"Alaska’s Oyster Farmers Are Filling an Acidification-Driven Void"

"The state’s oyster farming industry is gaining ground as growers elsewhere struggle."

"On a float house in Ketchikan’s George Inlet, dozens of cylindrical tanks teem with oyster larvae that range from tiny specks to small pebbles. These larvae number around 15 million, and once they’re done growing in the cold Alaskan waters, they’ll be sent to market across the state.

Source: Hakai, 10/12/2017

EPA Document Reveals Sharply Lower Estimate Of Cost Of Climate Change

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a detailed 198-page proposed analysis of the costs and benefits of its move to repeal the Clean Power Plan, suggesting the administration plans to greatly decrease the government’s estimates of the cost of climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 10/12/2017

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