Energy & Fuel

May 15, 2023

DEADLINE: Altavoz/EHS Environmental Fellowship

Altavoz Lab and Environmental Health Sciences invite applications by May 15 from early-career bilingual journalists eager to report on environmental health, environmental justice and petrochemical industry impacts on communities in Texas, specifically near the Gulf Coast. $3,000 stipend and mentoring.


"In a Climate Trade-Off, Biden Backs Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Plan"

"The White House on Wednesday endorsed a plan by Senator Joe Manchin III to speed the approval of some fossil fuel projects in order to also hasten the construction of new transmission lines critical for meeting President Biden’s climate goals."

Source: NYTimes, 05/11/2023

EPA Proposes Power Plant Emissions Rule To Confront Climate Change

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing on Thursday a draft rule aimed at curbing planet-warming emissions from fossil-fired power plants that is expected to be a key piece of the Biden administration’s climate policy."

Source: The Hill, 05/11/2023

"World Not Ready Yet To 'Switch Off' Fossil Fuels, COP28 Host UAE Says"

"The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday that countries should agree to phase out fuel emissions - not the production of oil, gas and coal - at the upcoming U.N. climate change negotiations that it will host this December."

Source: Reuters, 05/10/2023

EPA Promises Action On Puerto Rico Coal Ash. Residents Tired Of Waiting

"Biden’s EPA offers support to Guayama residents after decades of environmental injustice, but residents say they won’t be satisfied until the plant is closed and all its coal ash removed."

Source: Energy News Network, 05/09/2023


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