Environmental Studies

June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

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Battle Builds Over Science Integrity in Environmental Policy

Purges of EPA science panels by Administrator Scott Pruitt are just one among many moves in an ongoing dispute over the integrity of the environmental sciences in government policymaking. The latest Issue Backgrounder takes a deep dive with a briefing on five likely battles ahead for the coming year.

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EPA Document Reveals Sharply Lower Estimate Of Cost Of Climate Change

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a detailed 198-page proposed analysis of the costs and benefits of its move to repeal the Clean Power Plan, suggesting the administration plans to greatly decrease the government’s estimates of the cost of climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 10/12/2017

New Enbridge Pipeline Across Northern Minnesota Not Needed, State Says

"Enbridge's proposed new crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota isn't needed, and moreover the aging line it's supposed to replace should be shut down, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said in an analysis released Monday."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 09/12/2017

Hilcorp’s Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan Advances, Despite EIS Concerns

"A proposal for the first oil and gas drilling in federal offshore waters of the Arctic took a step forward Thursday as regulators released a draft environmental impact statement, which reflects concerns about the effects of the project on marine life and local communities."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/18/2017

"Sierra Club Sues U.S. Energy Department Over Power Grid Study"

"Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid."

Source: Reuters, 08/15/2017

"Environmental Report On Pipeline Favorable For Developers"

"The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found."

Source: AP, 07/25/2017

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