Environmental Politics

Tribe Sues to Shut Dakota Pipeline as Company Plans to Double Capacity

"The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a judge to throw out a federal permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, arguing that the government shut the tribe out of a court-ordered second environmental review and ignored its concerns."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/20/2019

Native Forum: "Elizabeth Warren Maybe ‘One Of The Favorites’"

"Forum attendees welcomed Sen. Elizabeth Warren with lulus and a standing ovation after Rep. Deb Haaland, Laguna Pueblo, introduced the presidential candidate on stage at the largest and second Native American presidential forum."

Source: Indian Country Today, 08/20/2019

"Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray"

"The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more from joining the other side."

Source: NY Times, 08/20/2019

In Iowa, Candidates Talk About Farming's Climate Change Connections

"As the Democratic candidates for president made their requisite swing through the Iowa State Fair this week, they stumped near hay bales and posted about it on Twitter. They also brought an unprecedented focus on agriculture's connections with climate change—an issue that's getting more traction among rural Midwestern voters and farmers in the wake of massive flooding and heat waves."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/19/2019

"Bristol Bay: EPA Deleted Scientists' Concerns About Pebble Analysis"

"EPA scientists wanted their agency to ask for a new environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine project but were overridden by political staffers, according to several sources and a key document obtained by E&E News."

Source: Greenwire, 08/19/2019

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