"Animals that live in the ocean communicate with sound — humpback whales, for example. But these voices could soon be drowned out by powerful sonic booms from vessels searching for oil and gas."
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- Source: NPR, 02/20/2018
"Energy storage and distributed energy resources such as small-scale solar received a resounding vote of confidence from federal regulators on Wednesday."Source: EnergyWire, 02/20/2018
Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against 3M for polluting natural resources is finally going to trial after yers of delay.Source: MPR News, 02/20/2018
"When Iris Carter heard that the Shell Chemical plant near her childhood home in Norco had been ordered to spend $10 million on pollution control equipment to resolve decades of allegations that the plant was violating the federal Clean Air Act, she felt a variety of emotions."Source: New Orleans Advocate, 02/20/2018
"A new Interior Department plan to build roads in national parks, fix visitors centers and complete other infrastructure projects using money raised by drilling on public lands is facing skepticism from members of Congress and a former senior department official."Source: The Hill, 02/20/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly week-long trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday."Source: Washington Post, 02/19/2018
"The deodorants, perfumes and soaps that keep us smelling good are fouling the air with a harmful type of pollution — at levels as high as emissions from today’s cars and trucks."Source: NY Times, 02/19/2018
"In just eight days in mid-February, nearly a third of the sea ice covering the Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast disappeared. That kind of ice loss and the changing climate as the planet warms is affecting the lives of the people who live along the coast."Source: InsideClimate News, 02/19/2018
"The Interior Department is planning to hold the largest sale of oil and gas leases in the country's history.
The plans, announced Friday, would auction off 77.3 million acres of offshore waters to drilling, covering coastal waters in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
The auction will take place March 21.
Areas protected under a 2006 congressional moratorium, which bans drilling within 125 miles of the Florida coast until 2022, will be excluded from the lease."Source: The Hill, 02/19/2018
"Climate skeptics are rallying from a recent defeat by promoting another candidate who has questioned humans' role in climate change for a top White House environment job."Source: ClimateWire, 02/19/2018
"A federal court today [Friday] sided with environmentalists in vacating a significant chunk of an Obama-era rule guiding implementation for the 2008 ozone standard."Source: Greenwire, 02/19/2018
"The Trump administration is seeking to zero out federal funding on the environmental effects of oil and gas development."Source: EnergyWire, 02/19/2018
"A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Friday that would let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implement a global deal meant to phase out certain greenhouse gases."Source: The Hill, 02/19/2018
"Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations."Source: AP, 02/19/2018
A recently unearthed report reveals Bureau of Land Management plans to limit how many FOIA requests a single person or group can submit and to make government records more expensive to acquire.Source: Gizmodo, 02/19/2018