April 22, 2021 — Today, SEJ wrote a letter to Attorney General of the United States Merrick B. Garland calling on the Department of Justice to expand its investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department to include violations of civil rights and of the First Amendment stemming from police targeting journalists in Brooklyn Center and anywhere else in Minnesota that occurred during the recent protests. Read the letter.
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"Texas, already the U.S. state with the most wind energy capacity, is catching up to California in utility-scale solar capacity, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday."
"Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is joining a group of Democrats who are seeking to overturn a Trump administration rollback of the regulation of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s significantly more potent than carbon dioxide."
"Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, building on a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health."
"Export terminal would be built on slave cemetery, emit 566,466 tons of greenhouse gases per year".
"From weatherization funds to electric vehicles, the White House made compromises to enlist a broad coalition that includes labor and communities of color".
"Former President Trump's rollback of clean car standards violated federal regulatory processes, obscured career staffers' concerns and failed to assess impacts on vulnerable communities, according to EPA's internal watchdog."
"A Republican-dominated state Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors to kill about 90% of the wolves roaming Idaho."
"Canada announced a more full-throated response to the potential extinction of the owl within its borders and boost the species".
"An energy company has again underestimated the amount of gasoline that spilled from a crack in a pipeline running through a North Carolina nature preserve."