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Full Of Holes, New International Agreement Targets Fishing Subsidies

"After 20 years of failed negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has secured a deal to curb harmful subsidies that contribute to overfishing. Conservationists and campaign groups welcomed last week’s agreement as historic, despite criticism of “big holes” in the agreement."

Source: Climate Desk, 07/07/2022

"The EPA Prepares For Its 'Counterpunch' After The Supreme Court Ruling"

"The Supreme Court's ruling that curbs the power of the Environment Protection Agency will slow its ability to respond to the climate crisis, but "does not take the EPA out of the game," according to the agency's administrator Michael Regan."

Source: NPR, 07/05/2022

"Kerry: Despite Setbacks At Home, US To Make Climate Goals"

"U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday that setbacks for President Joe Biden’s climate efforts at home have “slowed the pace” of some of the commitments from other countries to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuels, but he insisted the U.S. would still achieve its own ambitious climate goals in time."

Source: AP, 07/05/2022

"Environmental Justice Advocates Slam Supreme Court Ruling"

"The Supreme Court decision to limit how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could make an already grave situation worse for those affected most by climate change and air pollution, advocates say."

Source: AP, 07/05/2022

"Youngkin Appoints Former Trump EPA Head To New Deregulation Office"

"Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Friday appointed former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Andrew Wheeler to a newly created Office of Regulatory Management, months after state lawmakers voted Wheeler down for another position."

Source: The Hill, 07/05/2022

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