Laws & Regulations

"The Lawless Frontier at the Heart of the Burning Amazon"

"It’s June, the start of burning season in the Amazon. Fires are beginning to rage all over the forest, the final stage of clearing land for pasture. The smoke gets so thick it’s visible from space, and hard to breathe down here on the ground. But from where I sit, in a dented pick-up headed south, I can barely see through a storm of dust."

Source: Rolling Stone, 09/19/2019

"Trump and California Go To War Over Clean Cars"

"U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers."

Source: Reuters, 09/19/2019

Judge Blocks South Dakota Law Barring Pipeline Protests

"A judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of South Dakota’s new “riot-boosting” law, which passed earlier this year to deter pipeline protests. The law threatens heavy penalties for any person or group that encourages a “riot,” which is defined broadly enough to include many forms of public protest."

Source: Mother Jones, 09/19/2019

"Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘You’re Not Trying Hard Enough. Sorry’"

"At a meeting of the Senate climate crisis task force on Tuesday, lawmakers praised a group of young activists for their leadership, their gumption and their display of wisdom far beyond their years. They then asked the teens for advice on how Congress might combat one of the most urgent and politically contentious threats confronting world leaders: climate change."

Source: Guardian, 09/18/2019

Border Fence Construction Could Destroy Archaeological Sites: NPS

"Bulldozers and excavators rushing to install President Trump’s border barrier could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in coming months, according to an internal National Park Service report obtained by The Washington Post."

Source: Washington Post, 09/18/2019

Trump to Revoke Calif. Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

"The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California’s authority to set auto emissions rules that are stricter than federal standards, taking a major step forward in its wide-ranging attack on government efforts to fight climate change."

Source: NY Times, 09/18/2019


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