Environmental Politics

"Manchin Blocks DOE Nominee Over Gas Stoves"

"Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin scrapped a planned vote on a prominent Department of Energy nominee Wednesday morning. The West Virginia Democrat pulled Jeff Marootian, nominee to lead the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, from a markup agenda because of the agency’s proposed rules on gas stoves."

Source: E&E News, 05/18/2023
July 5, 2023

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"Burning Man Becomes Latest Adversary in Geothermal Feud"

"Festival organizers are trying to block plans to build a clean energy plant in the Nevada desert, highlighting the struggle to combat climate change and the cost of clean power."

"One of the darkest towns in America lies roughly 100 miles north of Reno, where the lights are few and rarely lit until one week each summer when pyrotechnics and LEDs set the sky and mountains aglow.

Source: NYTimes, 05/17/2023

"Cop28 Host UAE’s Approach Is ‘Dangerous’, Says UN’S Ex-Climate Chief"

"The United Arab Emirates’ approach to the Cop28 climate summit it will preside over in November is “very dangerous” and a “direct threat to the survival of vulnerable nations”, according to the UN’s former climate chief."

Source: Guardian, 05/17/2023

"Biden Administration Approves Key Permit for West Virginia Gas Pipeline"

"The Biden administration has granted a crucial permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a project championed by Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, despite opposition from climate experts and environmental groups."

Source: NYTimes, 05/17/2023

Transportation ‘Revolution’? How The Infrastructure Law Fuels Freeways

"The Biden administration is supporting a nearly $10 billion highway expansion in Houston that ignited a yearlong debate about its climate effects and the demolition of almost 1,000 homes."

Source: E&E News, 05/16/2023

Ads Claiming Products Are Carbon Neutral By Using Offsetting Face UK Ban

"Adverts that claim products are carbon neutral using offsets are to be banned by the UK’s advertising watchdog unless companies can prove they really work, the Guardian can reveal, as Gucci becomes the latest company to struggle with a high-profile environmental commitment based on offsetting."

Source: Guardian, 05/16/2023


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