Laws & Regulations

"Gas Driller Pleads No Contest To Polluting Town’s Water"

"Pennsylvania’s most active gas driller pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, capping a landmark environmental case against a company that prosecutors say polluted a rural community’s drinking water 14 years ago and then tried to evade responsibility."

Source: AP, 12/01/2022

"Biden Promises Protections for Nevada’s Spirit Mountain"

"President Biden pledged Wednesday that he would preserve the Spirit Mountain area in southern Nevada, which contains some of the most biologically diverse and culturally significant lands in the Mojave Dese"

Source: NYTimes, 12/01/2022

Petition Circulators Lie To Calif. Voters about New Well Ballot Measure

"The canvassers are backed by the oil industry in its quest to stop a new law that bans wells near residential areas and imposes new environmental controls. If petition circulators succeed in gathering enough signatures, the law would be blocked until the 2024 election."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/30/2022

"Biden To Honor Tribes With Nevada National Monument, His Biggest Yet"

"Tribes, environmentalists and many local officials support protecting nearly 450,000 acres around Spirit Mountain, but some developers warn it could hamper renewable energy projects".

Source: Washington Post, 11/30/2022

"US to Auction Almost 1 Million Acres Off Alaska for Oil Drilling"

"The Biden administration plans to offer hundreds of thousands of acres off the coast of Alaska for new oil and gas drilling next month, a sale mandated in Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act to win the support of holdout West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 11/29/2022

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