"The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply cut back the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to reduce the carbon output of existing power plants, a blow to the Biden administration’s plans for combating climate change."
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- Source: Washington Post, 07/01/2022
"When conservative environmental lawyer Jeffrey Holmstead joined the Bracewell firm in late 2006, it represented the whole range of electric power companies, including coal-fired utilities and coal mining firms. Not anymore. The chief executives of electric utilities, wary of the perils of climate change, are marching away from coal, as well as other fossil fuels."
"Decades of contributions aimed at influencing the judiciary bought the fossil fuel billionaire the ruling he’s always wanted."Source: The Hill, 07/01/2022
"The Biden administration's first sale of oil and gas drilling rights on federal land garnered thin industry interest on Wednesday while environmental groups filed two separate lawsuits seeking to invalidate the results."Source: Reuters, 07/01/2022
"With President Biden preparing to visit Saudi Arabia in July, the kingdom and its oil-exporting allies ratified slightly elevated crude oil output while waiting to see whether additional spare capacity would be needed to deal with sanctions on Russia or output disruptions in countries such as Libya or Nigeria."
"Drought-ruined crops and a government mandate to sell harvests to the state raise fears of food insecurity".Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 07/01/2022
"Ministers from more than 50 countries have finalised reforms to an international treaty that critics claim could hinder climate action by helping companies sue governments whose plans to cut emissions from fossil fuels hurt their bottom line."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 07/01/2022
"In poorer, less-wired parts of the U.S., it’s harder to find credible news about your local community. That has dire implications for democracy."
"Across the country, local governments are accelerating their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in some cases bridging partisan divides. Their role will become increasingly important."Source: NYTimes, 07/01/2022
"Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws."Source: AP, 07/01/2022
"The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that the Environment Protection Agency does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions from existing power plants."Source: NPR, 06/30/2022
"The United States Supreme Court has limited the scope of its historic McGirt decision. In a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta that the state of Oklahoma has concurrent jurisdiction and the ability to prosecute non-Natives when the victim is Native and the crime is committed on tribal land."Source: ICT, 06/30/2022
"A coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday sued the Biden administration over its approval of oil and gas lease sales in four Western states. The lease sales in Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Utah mark the first since the administration temporarily froze new lease sales on federal lands in January 2021."Source: The Hill, 06/30/2022
"A boom of renewable-powered industries has found a home in northern Sweden, fueling the country’s ambitions of a fossil-free economy".Source: Washington Post, 06/30/2022
"The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China, ordering federal agencies to better coordinate among themselves as well as with foreign partners in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceans."Source: , 06/30/2022