Environmental Politics

DOI Names Former Site Of Texas ‘Mexican School’ As Newest National Park

"The Biden administration has named the site of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas, a segregated school for Mexican American children, as the country’s newest national park, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Wednesday."

Source: The Hill, 07/19/2024

"US Court Overturns Alaska Oil Lease Sale In A Win For Environmentalists"

"A federal court in Alaska overturned on Tuesday night an oil and gas lease sale that had been mandated by the Biden administration's signature climate law as part of a political compromise, on grounds that the U.S. government violated the law when holding the sale."

Source: Reuters, 07/19/2024

"How A Republican Election Sweep Could Transform U.S. Climate Policy"

"President Biden’s signature environmental actions could be reversed if the GOP takes control of the House, Senate and White House. The EPA and other agencies could see their budgets slashed."

Source: Washington Post, 07/19/2024

Biden BLM To Add Protections Against Drilling In Alaska Petroleum Reserve

"Federal officials are proposing a new set of protections in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. If approved, they could come atop the rules that Bureau of Land Management finalized this spring to limit oil and gas drilling on more than half of the giant petroleum reserve."

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 07/18/2024

Bioplastics Are Poorly Defined And Regulated, And Possibly Toxic: Report

"The lack of federal regulations and clear definitions for bioplastics make it increasingly difficult to determine whether or not they are a safe alternative to traditional plastics, according to a new report from Beyond Plastics."

Source: EHN, 07/17/2024


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