Economy & Business

June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

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"Fossil Fuel Execs To Hold Invite-Only Forum At UN Climate Summit"

"Oil and gas executives are holding an exclusive invitation-only forum with environmentalists and government representatives on the sidelines of the UN climate summit, in what critics have condemned as an attempt to influence negotiations in favour of fossil fuel companies."

Source: Guardian, 09/18/2019

Climate Change Toolkit: Latest Headlines, TipSheets, Backgrounders & More

To help better cover climate change news, including during the upcoming United Nations Climate Action Summit, Sept. 23, in New York, the SEJournal offers a range of resources. Get the latest climate change headlines and EJToday's curated climate coverage. Check out our range of climate-related Issue Backgrounders, TipSheets and Reporter's Toolboxes, plus our Climate Change Guide and more.

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"Energy Markets: FERC Eliminates Oversight Division"

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has eliminated its Division of Energy Market Oversight (DEMO), which is part of the agency's enforcement branch and oversees the nation's natural gas and electric power markets and related energy and financial markets."

Source: EnergyWire, 09/17/2019

Pentagon Says PFAS Cleanup Costs Will Dwarf Earlier Estimates

"Military leaders said Thursday that “forever chemical” contamination costs are likely to surpass their original $2 billion estimate as Congress works to push the Department of Defense (DOD) to clean up contaminated water across the country."

Source: The Hill, 09/13/2019

"Trump’s Methane Rule Rollback Divides Oil and Gas Industry"

"Oil and gas producers might have been expected to welcome a decision to loosen regulations affecting their business. But their reaction to the Trump administration’s move to roll back methane-emissions rules revealed at least tactical divisions on climate policy."

Source: NY Times, 08/30/2019

Nestlé Plan To Take Water From Florida Natural Springs Sparks Outcry

"Opponents fighting to stop the project say the fragile river cannot sustain such a large draw".

"The crystal blue waters of Ginnie Springs have long been treasured among the string of pearls that line Florida’s picturesque Santa Fe River, a playground for water sports enthusiasts and an ecologically critical haven for the numerous species of turtles that nest on its banks.

Soon, however, it is feared there could be substantially less water flowing through, if a plan by the food and beverage giant Nestlé wins approval.

Source: Guardian, 08/28/2019

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