"Global Shipping Industry Faces Head Winds Over Going Green"

"In a clubby mid-rise on the River Thames, its lobby filled with models of container ships and oil tankers, a rather obscure United Nations group is gathering this week to make a momentous decision that will influence whether the world can meet its promise to limit perilous global warming."

Source: Washington Post, 07/06/2023

"Auto-Industry Group Assails Biden’s Plan to Electrify America’s Cars"

"The auto industry’s largest lobbying organization has come out against the Biden administration’s most ambitious climate change regulation, a proposed rule designed to ensure that two-thirds of new passenger cars sold in the United States are all-electric by 2032."

Source: NYTimes, 06/29/2023

Fertilizer Giant Threw Fundraiser for Sponsor of FL ‘Radioactive Roads’ Bill

"Tampa-based Fortune 500 fertilizer company Mosaic last month hosted and paid nearly $25,000 for a fundraising event for the state lawmaker who sponsored the controversial “radioactive roads” bill recently approved by the Florida Legislature."

Source: Tampa Bay Times, 06/26/2023

"Ford Gets $9.2 Billion to Help US Catch Up With China’s EV Dominance"

"A deep-pocketed US government program designed to finance futuristic energy businesses is issuing a conditional $9.2 billion loan to Ford Motor Co. for the construction of three battery factories." "It’s one of the biggest loans to a US carmaker in more than a decade – and a watershed moment in Biden’s $400 billion plan to go all in on green technologies."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 06/23/2023

Plans for I-55 Expansion in Chicago Raise Concerns Over Community Health

"Environmental advocates and community groups already exposed to high levels of air pollution fear that additional lanes will exacerbate health risks in Southwest Side neighborhoods."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 05/24/2023


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