Economy & Business

"Global CO2 Measurement Hits Record High In May Despite Pandemic"

"A key measure of carbon dioxide emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere hit a record in May even as a global pandemic brought the world’s economies to a virtual standstill this year, according to U.S. government data published on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 06/05/2020

Judge Rules Citizen Lawsuit Can Proceed Against WV Gov's Coal Companies

"A federal judge has denied a request by coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to dismiss a lawsuit over selenium violations at a southern West Virginia coal mine."

Source: WV Public Broadcasting, 06/05/2020

Trump, Citing Pandemic, Weakens Two Key Environmental Protections

"The Trump administration, in twin actions to curb environmental regulations, moved on Thursday to temporarily speed the construction of energy projects and to permanently weaken federal authority to issue stringent clean air and climate change rules."

Source: NYTimes, 06/05/2020

"House Democrats To Unveil Green Infrastructure Bill This Week"

"House Democrats plan to release a massive green infrastructure package this week, an aide confirmed to E&E News, ending months of anticipation among transportation and infrastructure advocates."

Source: E&E Daily, 06/03/2020

"States, Democrats Want Federal Help to Clean Up Old Oil Wells"

"Fossil fuel companies going bankrupt in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to leave behind thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and some congressional Democrats are calling for a federal program to ensure they’re cleaned up."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/02/2020


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