Natural Resources

"Tribes, Green Groups Sue Over Trump Rollback Of Water Rights"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued for the second time in a week over a rule that limits states’ ability to fight big projects such as pipelines, with tribes and environmental groups who fear damage to nearby waters taking the latest action in court."

Source: The Hill, 09/02/2020

BLM Rule Allows Itself To Issue Mass Royalty Cuts For Mining

"The Trump administration on Monday finalized a rule allowing itself to issue areawide and industrywide reductions on fees that companies pay to the government in exchange for the ability to extract certain minerals from public lands."

Source: The Hill, 09/02/2020

"21 States Sue White House Over Rollback Of Bedrock Environmental Law"

"A coalition of 21 states sued the Trump administration Friday for rolling back what they say is a “rule that is, at its heart, the gutting” of America’s bedrock environmental law."

Source: The Hill, 08/31/2020

Bringing Stories Home Under Lockdown, With Remote Video Interviews

They’ve long been a staple of the news business. But now, with the pandemic continuing to keep journalists from their subjects, remote video interviews have become an essential tool. And even newbie video reporters can quickly learn the basics. Science video producer Eli Kintisch shares a quick eight-step remote video setup and some simple tricks of the trade, in this SEJournal how-to.

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As Deep-Seabed Mining Ramps Up, Scientists Study Environmental Effects

"Mining the ocean floor for submerged minerals is a little-known, experimental industry. But soon it will take place on the deep seabed, which belongs to everyone, according to international law." "Timing is running short to develop an international framework to help prevent environmental harm to deep-sea life and to share resources equitably among nations, experts say."

Source: Revelator, 08/24/2020

Trump Administration To Pause Permit for Alaska’s Pebble Mine Today

"The Trump administration will say Monday that it is not ready to grant a permit for a controversial gold and copper mine in Alaska, according to three individuals briefed on the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, on the grounds that the firm must do more to address how it will harm the environment."

Source: Washington Post, 08/24/2020

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