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"Racketeering Lawsuit By Dakota Access Developer Dismissed"

"A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline filed against environmental groups and activists, saying he found no evidence of a coordinated criminal enterprise."

Source: AP, 02/15/2019
May 30, 2019

DEADLINE: Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication

This new award will recognize the work of professionals in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of ecological issues, especially in the areas of biodiversity conservation and climate change. Cash prize of 100,000 euros. Deadline is May 30, 2019.

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Enviros Sue The Corps For Not Turning Over Records On Formosa Plastics

"The Center for Biological Diversity filed suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday (Feb. 12) saying the agency failed to turn over records related to a plant proposed in St. James Parish."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 02/13/2019

Is the Green New Deal for Real?

The Green New Deal may be just a broad outline, even after the recent introduction of a resolution in Congress. But don’t think the lack of specificity means the Green New Deal won’t be news for the long term. This week’s TipSheet explains the reasons the Green New Deal may endure and why it matters, plus story ideas and resources for journalists covering climate, environmental politics and more.

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Will You Be Our Valentine?

We’re still celebrating Valentine’s Day AND our 29th birthday, which was Feb 14. And we want you to be our Valentine. The Society of Environmental Journalists is the world’s leading group of professional reporters, writers and academics covering energy and environmental issues. Millions of people read, watch or listen to the work of our members on any given day. We believe the job of raising awareness of these issues is critically important.

Please be an ally to the journalists who tell the world's stories. Like us. Support us. Join us. Spread the word about us. We’d simply love it.

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Be Our Ally This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day this Thursday, here's a question for you. What do you love about our world? The woods, the sky, the wind, the snow? Every day, the members of the Society of Environmental Journalists report about the world, so that the things you love will always be here. This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating our 29th birthday. Will you be our Valentine? Will you be an ally to the journalists who tell the world’s stories? Like us. Support us. Join us. Spread the word about us. We’d simply love it.

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February 15, 2019

DEADLINE: SXSW David Carr Prize

Student writers (or aspiring student writers) are invited to enter the David Carr Prize for SXSW 2019, March 8-17 in Austin, TX. Enter an essay or short story of 1,500 words or less completing the question “In 2050, warmer global temperatures will lead to…” Deadline is Feb 15.

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Award-Winner — ‘Trust Your Gut’ but Track the Data

Small market environmental beat reporting can shine a light on serious issues that affect local residents, and Texas Observer’s Christopher Collins does that with a passion. That’s the word from judges for the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual reporting awards, who recently honored Collins for his work, citing his mix of hard-hitting info and interesting characters. In the latest Inside Story, Collins shares how he gets his story ideas, overcomes challenges and focuses on how issues affect real individuals.

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Prominent Reporters See Critical Year Ahead on Energy, Environment

It’s a “make or break” year for a range of environmental and energy issues, advise leading journalists at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual “2019 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” event in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 25. The gathering also featured a surprise appearance by a top EPA official, who was questioned about administration policy on climate change. Read our coverage of the forum in this SEJ News report.

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