Environmental Politics

Greens Sue Over Study Of Deepwater Horizon Impacts On Endangered Species

"Conservation groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, arguing it failed to fully consider the effects on endangered species when reviewing the environmental damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill."

Source: The Hill, 10/22/2020

"Industry Lawyers Resist Relying on Trump Environmental Rollbacks"

"Federal agencies’ recent rewrites of regulations for environmental reviews, water jurisdiction, and coal ash are too vulnerable to legal and political winds to steer business decision-making, attorneys said Wednesday during an American Bar Association conference."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/22/2020

"Amy Coney Barrett Won’t Discuss Ties To Country’s Biggest Oil Lobby"

"Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett repeatedly dodged questions about the scientific reality of climate change during her Senate confirmation hearing last week, and questions asked away from live cameras offered little more clarity."

Source: HuffPost, 10/22/2020

"Trump Environmental Rollback Spurs Mining Near Okefenokee"

"A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that’s now benefiting from the Trump administration’s rollback of environmental rules."

Source: AP, 10/21/2020

"Green Groups Plot Challenges to Land Plans Following Court Ruling"

"A plan opening broad swaths of western Colorado to oil and gas development is among at least 14—and possibly several dozen—Bureau of Land Management plans and decisions that environmental groups say they expect to challenge in the wake of a recent Montana federal court decision."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/21/2020

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