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Offshore Wind In The Gulf Take A Back Seat To Oil Drilling Under New Law

"President Joe Biden’s administration is tapping the brakes on offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico to make way for a new fast-tracked effort to open more federal waters to oil and gas drilling."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 02/08/2023

"Judge Backs Federal Approval Of Massive Lithium Mine"

"A federal judge in Nevada on Monday upheld the federal government’s approval of the largest proposed lithium mine in the nation, dismissing arguments that the Thacker Pass project would degrade nearby aquifers, air quality, and habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse."

Source: E&E News, 02/08/2023

"Climate Denial Campaign Goes Retro With New Textbook"

"This week, the [Heartland Institute] sent copies of its book “Climate at a Glance” to 8,000 middle and high school teachers across the country, in order to provide them, it says, with “the data to show the earth is not experiencing a climate crisis.”"

Source: Grist, 02/07/2023

"Nevada Monument Will Shield Sacred Tribal Land — From Renewables"

"For years now, Native American tribes have sought more protections for the federal lands in the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada that are central to their core beliefs about creation. But advocates say the effort took on new urgency as renewable energy developers eyed pieces of the same land for projects that could fit into the Biden administration’s push for clean electricity."

Source: E&E News, 02/07/2023

"Census: Disasters Displaced More Than 3 Million Americans In 2022"

"More than 3 million adults were forced to evacuate their homes in the past year because of a natural disaster, according to a new Census Bureau tally that marks a rare federal effort to assess the uprooting caused by hurricanes, floods and other events."

Source: E&E News, 02/07/2023

"Toxic Fumes Are Released From Burning Train That Derailed in Ohio"

"A rail operator on Monday released toxic fumes from several derailed train cars that it said were at risk of exploding in East Palestine, Ohio, after the authorities ordered residents on both sides of the state’s border with Pennsylvania to evacuate to avoid a deadly threat."

Source: NYTimes, 02/07/2023

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