Economy & Business

Bankruptcy Docs Show Major Coal Company Funded Climate Change Denialism

"The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human causes of global warming."

Source: The Intercept, 05/20/2019

Inslee Unveils $9T Climate Jobs Plan To Cut Emissions, Boost Unions

"Jay Inslee released a sweeping $9 trillion economic plan Thursday to create 8 million jobs, revitalize the labor movement and rapidly cut planet-warming gases, propelling the Washington governor far out ahead on the Green New Deal at least nine of his rival 2020 presidential candidates vowed to enact."

Source: HuffPost, 05/17/2019

From Colorado Contrasts to SEJ Shifts

The Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual conference in Colorado this fall will bring attendees to a state rich in contrasts and storytelling fodder. At the same time, SEJ itself is readying for seismic shifts. SEJ President Bobby Magill shares firsthand knowledge of the Square State, plus a look into changes for the organization, in his latest quarterly report.

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"Industry Group Tied To EPA Air Chief Dissolves"

"A secretive utility industry coalition formerly represented by a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency is dissolving amid investigations into whether its members received special treatment from the Trump administration."

Source: Politico, 05/14/2019

$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is 3rd to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

"A jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto on Monday to pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer — the third jury to conclude that the company failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers."

Source: NY Times, 05/14/2019

"Internal Documents Show 3M Hid PFAS Dangers For Decades"

"A 3M environmental specialist, in a scathing resignation letter, accused company officials of being 'unethical' and more 'concerned with markets, legal defensibility and image over environmental safety' when it came to PFAS, the emerging contaminant causing a potential crisis throughout Michigan and the country."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 05/10/2019
June 19, 2019 to June 21, 2019

At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience Building in the Coastal Zone

Organized by the Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, this conference in NYC will address a range of issues facing coastal communities in the US and around the world as sea levels rise and coastal flooding becomes more frequent and intense.


House Panel Threatens Salaries Of Interior Staff Who Block Interviews

"The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday threatened to withhold the salaries of Interior Department officials who have blocked lawmakers from interviewing agency employees about whether Secretary David Bernhardt was complying with recordkeeping laws."

Source: Politico, 05/09/2019


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