Transportation

"Environmental Groups Press California On Electric Car Rules"

"More than 80 environmental groups and other organizations on Monday urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to impose tougher rules promoting electric vehicles even as the state is moving faster than President Joe Biden's administration."

Source: Reuters, 03/08/2022

"E.P.A. to Tighten Tailpipe Rules for the Biggest Polluters on the Road"

"The Biden administration on Monday proposed strict new limits on pollution from buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and other heavy trucks — the first time in more than 20 years that tailpipe standards have been tightened for the biggest polluters on the road."

Source: NYTimes, 03/08/2022

Climate Change, COVID Loom Over Alaska's 50th Iditarod Sled Dog Race

"Forty-nine mushers and their teams of huskies trotted through Alaska's largest city on Saturday to start the 50th annual running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, an event transformed by climate change and commercialism since its humble beginnings."

Source: Reuters, 03/07/2022

Houston Plays Host to First On-Site SEJ Conference Since 2019

Environmental journalists from around the country and beyond will gather in Houston later this month for the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 31st annual conference. Widely known as the energy capital of the world, this highly diverse city is an ideal place to drill down on the causes and consequences of climate change and other environmental issues of the day.

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Aussie Author’s Angry Look at ‘Crimes Against Nature’

A historical look at how profit and capitalism have ravaged the natural world is the subject of our new BookShelf review. Contributor Melody Kemp offers her take on award-winning Australian journalist Jeff Sparrow’s forthcoming volume, which explores the damage wrought by cars, roads and PR spin, as well as solutions suggested by models of Indigenous land management.

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"USPS Finalizes Plans To Buy Mostly Gasoline-Powered Delivery Trucks"

"The U.S. Postal Service finalized plans Wednesday to purchase up to 148,000 gasoline-powered mail delivery trucks, defying Biden administration officials’ objections that the multibillion-dollar contract would undercut the nation’s climate goals."

Source: Washington Post, 02/24/2022

"E.U. Will Unveil A Strategy To Break Free From Russian Gas"

"For years, Europe’s dependence on Russian energy has held it back from taking powerful action against Kremlin mischief. But now, the Russia-Ukraine crisis is forcing a change unlike any before, driving the European Union to make plans for a permanent, far-reaching break from Russian oil and gas, European policymakers said."

Source: Washington Post, 02/24/2022

"Biden Administration Promises to Buy ‘Clean’ Industrial Materials"

"A new initiative aims to reduce emissions from steel, cement, aluminum and other materials used in the industrial sector, which generates about a third of the nation’s greenhouse gases."

"WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday will set out a strategy for buying “clean,” lower-emissions steel, cement, aluminum and other industrial materials for federal agencies and projects, part of its effort to reduce carbon emissions from industrial manufacturing.

Source: NYTimes, 02/16/2022

"AP Fact Check: Biden Takes Half-Steps on Electric Vehicles"

"Eager to show benefits from his policies, President Joe Biden is overstating the number of electric vehicle charging stations that would be built with his infrastructure law and claiming a speedy shift to electric in the federal fleet that isn’t so."

Source: AP, 02/16/2022

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