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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Detroit: Civil Rights Coalition Sues To Bar Water Shutoffs For Residents

"A coalition of civil rights groups have filed a landmark class action to permanently ban water shutoffs for Detroit residents and force the city to implement an affordable payment plan."

Source: Guardian, 07/10/2020

"Pennsylvania Governor Pushes to Join Regional Climate Pact"

"Pennsylvania would add 27,000 jobs and $1.9 billion in economic gains by joining a coalition of mostly Northeast states trying to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the state’s Democratic administration said on Wednesday."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 07/09/2020

"EPA Air Official Accused of Conflict Over Payments Via Gas Giant"

"As the EPA crafts a rule that would trim the agency’s oversight of methane gas, a Democratic-leaning group is demanding a recusal from the division head overseeing the process, accusing her of financial ties to natural gas distribution giant Enbridge Inc."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 07/09/2020

Over 5,600 Fossil Fuel Companies Have Taken At Least $3Bn In Covid Aid

"More than 5,600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3bn in coronavirus aid from the US federal government, according to an analysis by Documented and the Guardian of newly released data."

Source: Guardian, 07/08/2020
July 16, 2020

SEJ Webinar: Covering Climate, COVID-19 and the Economy — Is a Green Recovery Possible?

Join the fourth #SEJ2020 webinar, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, for a report on what journalists need to know to cover decisions about infrastructure, industry and regulation that will have enduring impacts on our climate and our health — and help the public understand the options and tradeoffs.

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"Biggest Trade Deal In Trouble Over EU Anger At Brazil Deforestation"

"The European Union-Mercosur free trade agreement, finalized one year ago last June, faces growing opposition from European national governments, EU parliamentarians, and non-profit organizations, in addition to Latin American entities, putting its ratification at risk. "

Source: Mongabay, 07/07/2020

"Atlantic Coast Pipeline Canceled as Delays and Costs Mount"

"Two of the nation’s largest utility companies announced on Sunday that they had canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would have carried natural gas across the Appalachian Trail, as delays and rising costs threatened the viability of the project."

Source: NYTimes, 07/06/2020

BP, Shell Write-Off Billions in Assets, Citing Covid and Climate Change

"Two of the world's largest energy companies have sent their strongest signals yet that the coronavirus pandemic may accelerate a global transition away from oil, and that billions of dollars invested in fossil fuel assets could go to waste."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/03/2020

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