June 14, 2024

MuckRock's #FOIAFriday Zoom Sessions

Join MuckRock data reporter and SEJ member Dillon Bergin at 1:00 p.m. ET and get help filing your requests on #FOIAFriday, ask questions about documents or get advice on roadblocks in the request process. 

Topics on the Beat: 

FirstEnergy Gave Secret $1 Million To Ohio Lt. Gov. Campaign in Scandal

"A surge in FirstEnergy political spending ahead of the utility’s push to secure a legislative bailout for its nuclear power plants included a $1 million dark money contribution to support the campaign of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s eventual running mate."

Source: Floodlight/Energy News Network, 04/11/2024

US Wildfires Get Bigger And More Complex, Changing Firefighting Workforce

"With fires growing in size and duration, federal officials in charge of juggling resources and dispatching crews are pivoting to a new business model they describe as the biggest shift in wildfire management in decades."

Source: AP, 04/10/2024

Biden Agencies Pressed to Act on Federal Contractor Climate Disclosure

"It was a key pledge in President Joe Biden’s effort to show renewed international leadership on climate change: The U.S. government, the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, would require its contractors and suppliers to disclose their carbon emissions and climate risks."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/09/2024

New Data Tools Peer Into Who's Lobbying State Legislators on Climate Policy

"Separate efforts by Brown University researchers and OpenSecrets allow searches of who’s influencing state lawmakers. Less than half of states make lobbying information accessible for analysis."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/02/2024

Courage and Caring — Documentary Celebrates Environmental Icon Stewart Udall

While the name of Stewart Udall, U.S. interior secretary through the tumultuous 1960s, may have faded from public memory, his influence on environmental policies is still felt today. Contributor Francesca Lyman shines the spotlight on a new documentary about Udall and his legacy, and talks with director John de Graaf about Udall’s insights and inspiration.

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April 5, 2024

#SEJ2024 Opening Plenary: Election 2024 — How Will Climate Change Matter?

Join the livestream of the #SEJ2024 opening plenary on how the 2024 election is likely to dominate coverage across local, regional and national newsrooms. 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET.

April 5, 2024

#SEJ2024: U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan Keynote and Q&A

Join the livestream of this #SEJ2024 discussion with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 16th Administrator, Michael S. Regan, and Bloomberg Law senior reporter Jennifer Hijazi. 8:30-9:30 a.m. ET.



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