Environmental Politics

Fla. Staffer Says He Was Reprimanded For Talking About Climate Change

"A Florida Department of Environmental Protection land manager says he was sent home and formally reprimanded for speaking about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline at an inter-agency meeting last month."

Source: Huffington Post, 03/20/2015

"Coalition Challenges Science Behind Interior Grouse Protections"

"A coalition of the oil and gas industry, mining groups and local governments in four states is formally challenging some of the core scientific documents the Interior Department is using to protect greater sage grouse habitat covering millions of acres of public lands across the West."

Source: Greenwire, 03/19/2015

"Questions Raised on Authorship of Chemicals Bill"

Did the chemical industry's main lobbying group write the bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act? The top Democrat on the Senate Environment Committee, California's Barbara Boxer, says computer forensics show a draft of the "bipartisan" bill supported by the American Chemistry Council was written by the ACC itself. ACC denies it. Boxer has a competing bill. The controversy will erupt at a hearing today.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 03/18/2015

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