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"Appalachian Voices Sues State Over Release Of Carbon Market Document"

"Nonprofit Appalachian Voices is suing Virginia to force the release of a document that allegedly contains an opinion from the attorney general’s office that Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin cannot pull the state out of a regional carbon market."

Source: Virginia Mercury, 08/05/2022
July 26, 2022

One-Day Law School for Journalists: Learn Everything You Need to Know to Cover the Courts

This annual Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts event will be held virtually on July 26, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET. The program is designed to support journalists who face the challenge of covering the courts without a law degree.

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"Youngkin Appoints Former Trump EPA Head To New Deregulation Office"

"Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Friday appointed former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Andrew Wheeler to a newly created Office of Regulatory Management, months after state lawmakers voted Wheeler down for another position."

Source: The Hill, 07/05/2022

Enviros Hope New Law Will Clean Up Wastewater Nutrient Pollution in Md.

"The Chesapeake Bay Program reported on Wednesday that Maryland’s wastewater treatment facilities, operating in violation of discharge permits, contributed significant increases in nitrogen and phosphorus pollution last year in the bay."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/28/2022

How 'Rights of Nature' Is Recasting the Relationship Between Law and the Earth

In 2006, a local government council in Pennsylvania concerned about sewage sludge dumping enacted the Western legal system’s first formal “rights of nature” instrument. Today, numerous countries have laws recognizing specific rights or even legal personhood for nature. As legal expert Alice Bleby explains, this new perspective arises from a wide range of contexts and plays out in many different ways.

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July 13, 2022

In-Person Happy Hour with Society of Environmental Journalists and D.C. Science Writers

DC Environmental Journalists: We're pleased to announce the return of networking happy hours with our colleagues at the D.C. Science Writers. Invite your friends and colleagues and meet us at Dacha Beer Garden, 6:00-10:00 p.m., in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C.

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