Environmental Politics

Geophysical Union Again Agrees to Continue Accepting Exxon Money

"The American Geophysical Union announced Friday that it would continue to accept funding from ExxonMobil. The decision rejects the calls of some scientists, activists and others to refuse the company's sponsorship money because they say the energy giant has helped spread doubt about climate change and stymied effective climate policies."

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/26/2016

"Lawmakers Slam 'Disturbing' Firing Of Agency Scientist"

"'Disturbing.' 'Frightening.' 'Shocking.' Those were some of the adjectives used by Republican lawmakers yesterday to describe the firing of a Department of Energy radiation biologist in 2014 for allegedly providing answers to Congress that countered the wishes of Department of Energy officials."

Source: E&E Daily, 09/23/2016

"U.S., Canada Aboriginal Tribes Form Alliance To Stop Oil Pipelines"

"WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment."

Source: Reuters, 09/23/2016

"U.N. Signals That Climate Deal Has Backing Needed to Enter Force"

"The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, is expected to announce on Wednesday that he has secured enough commitments from world leaders to ensure that the 2015 Paris climate accord will enter into legal force this year, binding the next American president, whoever it is."

Source: NY Times, 09/21/2016


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