Laws & Regulations

"Forest Service Chief Vows To Rid Agency Of Sexual Harassment"

"Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency’s new chief pledged Thursday that she will “do everything in my power to put us on a path to no harassment.”"

Source: AP, 11/16/2018

"Claws Out: Crab Fishermen Sue 30 Oil Firms Over Climate Change"

"For the fourth-generation crab fisherman John Beardon, the warming of Pacific waters off the coast of California has meant toxic crabs, shortened fishing seasons and a near decimation of his livelihood as a crab boat captain. Now he would like to see the industry he says is responsible pay for the damage."

Source: Guardian, 11/15/2018

"Landowners Fight the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Court"

"Under the United States Constitution, can private fossil fuel companies legally seize private property to build oil pipelines? Do private oil pipelines that threaten sensitive ecosystems provide a real service to the public, or do they simply pad the profit margins of fossil fuel companies and their wealthy investors?"

Source: Truthout, 11/15/2018

Proposed Drilling Plans At ANWR Vulnerable To Lawsuits: Gwich’In Lawyer

"That the Democrats control the House of Representatives may not be enough to protect the refuge "

"Even with the Democrats controlling the House of Representatives after the U.S. midterm elections, citizens of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation are cautiously optimistic about what the future holds for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), knowing full well their fight to preserve and protect the threatened ecosystem is far from over.

Source: Yukon News, 11/15/2018

"EPA: How a Top Official Landed In Criminal Trouble"

"When Trey Glenn was seeking a top EPA job last year, one of his references was a lobbyist for Drummond Co., an Alabama-based coal firm. Now, the lobbyist is likely headed for federal lockup. And Glenn, the head of EPA's Atlanta-based Region 4 office, is under indictment for allegedly violating the state's ethics law."

Source: Greenwire, 11/15/2018

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