Water & Oceans

"Company Defies Michigan Governor’s Order To Close Pipeline"

"An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system."

Source: AP, 05/13/2021

"Final OK Expected for Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm"

"The Biden administration on Tuesday will announce its final approval of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, a major step toward President Biden’s goal of expanding renewable energy production across the United States, according to two people familiar with the matter."

Source: NYTimes, 05/11/2021

Storm Surge Maps Help Envision Potential Hurricane Flood Catastrophes

Dangerous storm surge that often follows hurricanes can be the focus of life-saving journalism. Reporter’s Toolbox helps environmental journalists get ahead of storm surge with a key resource — a powerful government database and related maps showing surge hazards. Together with real-time advisories and a better understanding of what causes storm surge, Toolbox helps you better cover this danger.

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"Bill To Kill Up To 90% Of Idaho Wolves Signed By Governor"

"Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a measure that could lead to killing 90% of the state’s 1,500 wolves in a move that was backed by hunters and the state’s powerful ranching sector but heavily criticized by environmental advocates."

Source: AP, 05/10/2021

$63-Billion Plan Banks On Hydropower To Help Solve The Climate Crisis

"Conservationists in California and across the West are deeply skeptical of hydropower, and it’s not hard to see why. ... But despite the environmental damage they’ve done, many dams also generate electricity that is free of planet-warming carbon emissions."

Source: LA Times, 05/10/2021

"Feud Breaks Out Among GOP Lawmakers Over Snake River Dams"

"Some Republican members of Congress from the Northwest are accusing a GOP Idaho lawmaker of conducting secret negotiations with the Democratic governor of Oregon over a controversial proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River to save endangered salmon runs."

Source: AP, 05/07/2021

BC Hydro, BC Ordered To Release Secret Site C Dam Docs To First Nations

"A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered BC Hydro and the B.C. government to release secret Site C dam financial and safety documents to West Moberly First Nations, but the public will not be permitted to see the information."

Source: The Narwhal, 05/07/2021

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