"A federal judge on Thursday invalidated the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in the nation’s history, ruling that the Biden administration violated federal law by relying on a seriously flawed analysis of the climate change impact of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico."
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- Source: Washington Post, 01/28/2022
"The widening gulf between the president’s policies on oil, gas and coal extraction and his initial promises has raised questions about his climate goals".Source: Washington Post, 01/28/2022
"The researchers studied more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries living in all major fracking regions and gathered data from more than 2.5 million oil and gas wells."Source: Inside Climate News, 01/28/2022
"As climate change drives more droughts, rain and extreme weather across American farmland, the cost of insuring the country’s farmers has soared, putting taxpayers increasingly on the hook for the growing tab."Source: Inside Climate News, 01/28/2022
"The findings, related to gold mining in Peru, provide new evidence of how people are altering ecosystems in dangerous ways around the world."Source: NYTimes, 01/28/2022
"U.S. utility industry lobby groups have asked the Supreme Court to preserve the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, arguing that failing to do so could open the door to lawsuits against power and water providers and raise costs for consumers."Source: Reuters, 01/28/2022
"The Biden administration on Thursday announced a new plan to secure U.S. water systems from cyberattacks, part of a broader effort to defend elements of domestic critical infrastructure from digital threats."Source: The Hill, 01/28/2022
"Gas stoves are contributing more to global warming than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks while they’re off, a new study found."Source: AP, 01/28/2022
"Community groups in New Jersey and California are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to force trash incinerators across the country — many of them in predominantly minority communities — to emit less pollution into the air."Source: AP, 01/28/2022
"For two chimpanzees named Huey and Pancake, both in their mid-30s, this week has been unexpectedly dramatic."Source: NPR, 01/28/2022
"The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by Administrator Michael Regan last fall."Source: AP, 01/27/2022
"Older Americans who regularly breathe even low levels of pollution from smokestacks, automobile exhaust, wildfires and other sources face a greater chance of dying early, according to a major study released Wednesday."Source: NYTimes, 01/27/2022
"A state district judge on Friday refused to delay the release of thousands of documents related to security during the construction in North Dakota of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline."Source: Bismarck Tribune, 01/27/2022
"Looking for a new tablecloth or comforter? You might want to take a closer look if it’s stain-resistant because it likely contains toxic “forever chemicals,” according to a new report."Source: EHN, 01/27/2022
"A Chilean mining giant’s bid to construct a massive underground copper-nickel mine just a few miles from Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has hit another major snag."Source: HuffPost, 01/27/2022