Environmental Politics

Michigan Water Regulator Fired as Flint Crisis Fallout Continues

"A high-ranking Michigan regulator was fired Friday for her role in the drinking water crisis in Flint, broadening the fallout from a situation that has endangered the health of children, prompted criminal investigations and become an issue in the presidential campaign."

Source: NY Times, 02/08/2016

Exxon Opposes Request to Take Moral Responsibility for Climate Change

"Oil giant ExxonMobil moved to reject a shareholder proposal calling for the company to assert moral leadership on climate change and pledge to work toward limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less."

Source: InsideClimate News, 02/05/2016

Fossil Fuel Super PAC Gifts Came Before Congress Ended Oil Export Ban

"A handful of the biggest oil and gas companies and their CEOs poured millions into a super PAC created to boost the election of Senate Republicans as the industry made a successful lobbying effort to repeal the 40-year-old ban on oil exports."

Source: Huffington Post, 02/04/2016

"U.S. Lawmakers Chastise Officials At All Levels Over Flint Crisis"

"U.S. lawmakers criticized environmental officials at a hearing on Wednesday for not acting sooner when they saw a report that drinking water in Flint, Michigan was polluted with dangerously high levels of lead."

Source: Reuters, 02/04/2016

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