Environmental Politics

"Exxon Adviser Resigns Over Oil Giant’s 'Targeted Attacks' On NGOs"

"A research scholar at New York University has resigned from Exxon Mobil Corp.'s External Citizenship Advisory Panel, citing what she calls the oil giant’s 'targeted attacks' on environmental groups under former CEO Rex Tillerson’s watch."

Source: Huffington Post, 02/14/2017

Senate Votes on Pruitt EPA Nomination Possible Thursday-Friday

Senate votes on confirming Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could come as soon as Thursday and Friday this week. Pruitt's office in Oklahoma has stonewalled open-records requests from environmentalists for his emails with energy companies -- and the first court hearing seeking to compel disclosure is scheduled for Thursday.

Source: The Hill, 02/14/2017

Fishermen, Hunters, Bikers, and Hikers Lose Their Say on Public Land Use

"Congress is racing to nullify an Obama-era order (the Bureau of Land Management's  "Planning 2.0 rule") that gave hikers, bikers, hunters, fishers, and other outdoor recreation fans an equal voice with drillers, ranchers, loggers, and other industries in how the government manages over 250 million acres of federal lands."

Source: Men's Journal, 02/13/2017

"Tribe Files Legal Challenge to Stall Dakota Access Pipeline"

"Construction crews have resumed work on the final segment of the Dakota Access pipeline, and the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday that the full system could be operational within three months. Meanwhile, an American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block the work and protect its water supply."

Source: AP, 02/10/2017

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