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"Mountain Valley Pipeline Turns To Supreme Court"

"The Supreme Court may soon step into a legal brawl over whether Congress violated the Constitution when it passed a law ensuring completion of the Mountain Valley pipeline — a fight that could have important implications for the power of the judiciary."

Source: E&E News, 07/18/2023
July 22, 2023

Film Screening: "Eroding History"

Join this film screening and panel discussion on the award-winning documentary, which tells the story of Black communities on the Deal Island Peninsula that are losing their land and their history due to the intersection of historical racism and modern climate changes. 1:00 p.m. ET in Washington, DC.

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August 14, 2023

DEADLINE: Poynter/Rand Workshop — Covering Climate Change Science and Policy in a Polarized World

Get expert help navigating the complex landscape of climate change science and policy in this one-day, in-person free masterclass on Aug 29, 2023, while exploring resources and tools that can deeply inform and improve your reporting. Co-sponsored by RAND and Poynter. Apply by Aug 14.


Little Publicized, Methane From Coal Mines Upends Lives of W.Va. Families

"In lawsuits targeting the coal operator Arch, residents contend that mining activity has disrupted their lives and emitted a gas that threatens their safety and the planet."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/06/2023
July 13, 2023

Webinar: What Federal Climate Action Means for the South

Learn how the Southern Environmental Law Center is seizing a historic opportunity to translate recent federal law and funding into real climate progress for the South and beyond. Hear from SELC President and Executive Director DJ Gerken and SELC climate leaders on how to capitalize on this national momentum. 12:30 p.m. ET.


Both Sides Now — How Permitting Reform May Affect Fossil Fuel, Clean Energy Industries

It’s a political knot with the potential to tangle the fossil energy industry, the clean energy industry … or both. Environmental journalists looking to better report on the impacts of permitting reform can start with our latest Backgrounder, which explores the issue’s recent history and the competing visions that have stalled changes. There’s also the “backroom problem.” Plus, get a rundown of key actors.

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"Virginia Panel Votes To Exit Carbon Trading Market"

"A Virginia regulatory board on Wednesday voted to withdraw the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, fulfilling a directive from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin but triggering the threat of legal action from environmental groups who say the board overstepped its authority."

Source: Washington Post, 06/08/2023

Climate Activists Crash Event Featuring Manchin, Chanting ‘Dirty Deal’

"Climate activists interrupted an event with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday, shouting “dirty deal,” as he began discussing the Mountain Valley pipeline deal he secured in the recent debt-ceiling agreement."

Source: The Hill, 06/07/2023


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