Economy & Business

SEC Drops Key Emissions Disclosure Requirements From Draft Climate Rules

"The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has removed some of its most ambitious greenhouse gas emission disclosure requirements from corporate climate risk rules it is preparing to adopt, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 02/23/2024

"A Major EPA Climate Rule Is Stuck In Limbo"

"EPA Administrator Michael Regan and White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi arrived at international climate negotiations in the United Arab Emirates late last year with a big announcement: The Biden team had finalized a major climate rule aimed at slashing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. But nearly three months later, the rule hasn’t been officially printed by the government."

Source: E&E News, 02/23/2024

"Does LNG Really Fight Climate Change? 5 Common LNG claims, Examined"

"American liquefied natural gas exports surged from basically nothing just eight years ago to a formidable force reshaping domestic and global politics. Now, thanks to the Biden administration’s recent pause on approvals of new LNG projects, it’s become the hottest topic in U.S. energy news. It’s also one of the most confusing."

Source: Canary Media, 02/21/2024

In Their Own Words — Story Insights From SEJ’s 2023 Award Winners

When Inside Story co-editor Rocky Kistner reviewed video statements from first-place winners of the Society of Environmental Journalists 2023 reporting awards, he found a series of striking insights into the work of environmental journalism. From environment as a true crime story and going beyond the headlines, to covering communities at risk and through powerful interests, a look at nine highly effective approaches to telling environmental stories.

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"The Plastics Industry Would Like A Word With Your Kids"

"Wearing a lab coat, Eve Vitale asked a chemistry class at Warren Mott High School if anyone had heard anything bad about plastics. Hands shot up. It doesn’t degrade, said one student. It hurts the environment, said another. But “that’s not really the plastic’s fault,” said Vitale, chief executive of the Society of Plastics Engineers Foundation, a group of industry professionals. “That’s the fault of humanity.”"

Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2024

"Redfin Adds Air Quality Scores To Listings As Climate Concerns Rise"

"After a year of record-breaking air pollution from wildfire smoke, real estate brokerage Redfin has begun publishing air quality data in its home listings. Now, buyers can see how many days a year on average a particular area will experience poor air quality, and whether that number is projected to increase over time."

Source: Washington Post, 02/14/2024

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