Environmental Politics

Tracking the Big Climate Bills — An Infrastructure/Reconciliation Breakdown

During the next two weeks, expect a rush of Congressional activity as both chambers attempt to set details that will constitute what some see as possibly the most important climate legislation in years. TipSheet helps you keep track of the action, first setting the stage on two massive measures, and then providing resources to track more than half-a-dozen House committees.

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"Ruth Etzel Speaks Out Ahead of EPA Whistleblower Hearing"

"The US Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect children by ignoring poisons in the environment and focusing on corporate interests, according to a top children’s health official who will testify this week that the agency tried to silence her because of her insistence on stronger preventions against lead poisoning."

Source: Guardian, 09/13/2021

Manchin and Sanders Clash Over $3.5T Reconciliation Package

"Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., reiterated Sunday that he opposed the Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package as the party pushes to pass it and a bipartisan infrastructure bill amid packed September negotiations."

Source: USA TODAY, 09/13/2021

Tree Planting Isn't Replacing Burned U.S. Forests — Not Even Close

"Experimental pine seedlings poke from the rocky New Mexico earth, the only living evergreens on a hillside torched by one of the U.S. West’s drought-driven wildfires. These climate-smart sprouts about 30 miles (48 km) east of Taos are part of a push to increase the dramatically lagging replanting of U.S. forests after fires."

Source: Reuters, 09/10/2021

Enviros Call For Prompt Restoration Of National Monuments Shrunk By Trump

"National and regional environmental organizations called on President Biden to restore the boundaries of national monuments shrunk by the Trump administration, urging the White House to take action more than two months after the Interior Department submitted recommendations."

Source: The Hill, 09/10/2021

"Biden Picks D.C. Utility Regulator For FERC Commissioner"

"President Biden will nominate the chair of the District of Columbia’s Public Service Commission to fill a vacancy on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House announced today [Thursday].

If confirmed by the Senate, Willie Phillips, a Democrat, would tip the political scale in favor of Biden’s party on the five-member commission that regulates wholesale power markets and large energy projects and is crucial for the success of the administration’s climate agenda.

Source: E&E News, 09/10/2021

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