Environmental Politics

Interior 'Propaganda' Video And Tweets May Violate Ethics Laws: Experts

"A new video from the Interior Department praising President Trump’s efforts in office — and subsequent Twitter comments defending it — have raised questions from ethics experts who say the content veers closely toward propaganda."

Source: The Hill, 10/29/2020

Wyoming Using Dark Money To Help Keep Coal Plants In Other States Open

"Stephanie Kodish is used to opposition to her work. In her job with the National Parks Conservation Association, she pushes utilities to comply with environmental laws. That can mean installing expensive new anti-pollution technology on coal plants, or even closing them down."

Source: NPR, 10/29/2020

"Mining, Logging Now Allowed in Tongass National Forest"

"Alaska’s Tongass National Forest—America’s largest—is no longer protected under the 2001 Roadless Rule, and its remote islands and old-growth trees are now open to new logging and mining, according to a record of decision to be published Thursday in the Federal Register."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/29/2020

Struggling Oil Companies Are Still Giving Plenty to Republicans

"Even as Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats have built a commanding lead in the money race ahead of the November election, the nation's oil and gas industry has continued to direct its formidable financial clout to support President Donald Trump and Republicans."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/28/2020

"The Most Important Climate Ballot Initiatives to Watch on Election Day"

"The presidential race may be sucking up all the climate oxygen at the national level, but it’s far from the only place climate is on the ballot. This election is full of existential choices down the ballot, with tons of crucial Senate, House, and local fights, too."

Source: Earther, 10/28/2020

"As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science"

"The Trump administration has recently removed the chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the nation’s premier scientific agency, installed new political staff who have questioned accepted facts about climate change and imposed stricter controls on communications at the agency."

Source: NYTimes, 10/28/2020

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