Environmental Politics

"Sanders, Native Americans Say Oil Pipeline Will Poison Drinking Water"

"Sen. Bernie Sanders called on President Obama to take action against the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline during a protest outside the White House on Tuesday with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations."

Source: USA TODAY, 09/14/2016

With U.S. Election in Sight, Ban Seeks Quick Action on Climate Accord

"As the United Nations General Assembly converges in New York on Tuesday, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is using the gathering of world leaders to rush the 2015 Paris climate change accord into legal force this year, hoping to bind all countries to its strictures for at least the next four years — regardless of the outcome of the presidential election in the United States."

Source: NY Times, 09/13/2016

Guard Put On Alert As Protesters Await Decision On N Dakota Pipeline

"The governor of North Dakota has activated the state's National Guard ahead of a U.S. District judge's decision Friday morning that could inflame protesters who have been gathered here for weeks in an effort to block a pipeline project."

Source: LA Times, 09/09/2016

"BLM: Long-Buried IG Probe Finds Ex-Official Took Gifts, Lied"

"A former top Bureau of Land Management official in New Mexico who later headed an oil and gas trade group accepted improper industry gifts while at the agency and 'attempted to obstruct' a federal investigation into his conduct, according to an inspector general's report that was kept from the public for more than three years."

Source: Greenwire, 09/08/2016

"Battered Coal Companies Courted State AGs to Fight Climate Rules"

"Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s chief executive got a closed-door meeting with state prosecutors to discuss the Obama administration’s regulation of power plants. Eleven days later, the attorneys general went to federal court to fight the rules that Murray Energy says could put the coal industry out of business."

Source: Bloomberg, 09/08/2016

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