"A document obtained by E&E News reveals that the Bureau of Land Management's Alaska office eliminated positions that regulate the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: EnergyWire, 02/05/2019
"The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine are considering a “quick-response capability” to challenge public misinformation about climate science."Source: HuffPost, 02/05/2019
"The bankruptcy of major California utility PG&E Corp as a result of over $30 billion in costs from California wildfires sparked by the state’s prolonged drought will likely prompt more companies to discuss how they will respond to the effects of climate change on their businesses."Source: Reuters, 02/05/2019
"Scientists accelerated the update of a model of Earth’s fluctuating magnetic field, which is needed to keep navigational systems functioning. Many wondered what’s happening inside the planet’s core."Source: NY Times, 02/05/2019
"In the northernmost town in the United States, the sun stops appearing above the horizon in November and doesn't make it back up until January.
That first sunrise of the new year is the pivot-point on which winter turns and begins to move toward spring, delivering people on the northern Arctic coast of Alaska from the long spell of darkness.
When the sun comes up in Utqiaġvik, it makes a dramatic entrance: a thumbnail of neon pink inching above the horizon. And people are so, so glad to see it."Source: NPR, 02/05/2019
"A former colleague of acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler repeatedly met with top EPA officials about toxic waste sites and regulations that Wheeler now controls, newly released emails show."Source: E&E News PM, 02/04/2019
"The Western Governors' Association is asking President Trump not to impede states' abilities to veto Clean Water Act permits."Source: Greenwire, 02/04/2019
"The Bureau of Reclamation today seized control of drought contingency plans on the Colorado River, saying states failed to meet yesterday's deadline for finalizing their own shortage agreements."Source: Greenwire, 02/04/2019
"A Canadian mining company has ditched its plans to extract copper, cobalt and other minerals from approximately 200 acres of land that the Trump administration carved out of the boundary protecting Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument."Source: HuffPost, 02/04/2019
"A contentious coal facility planned at Fraser Surrey Docks has been scuttled by the Port of Vancouver."Source: The Tyee, 02/04/2019
"A mining dam failure similar to the one that killed more than 100 people in Brazil could happen in the U.S., according to a mine engineer who consults with the government."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/04/2019
"The Thwaites Glacier on Antarctica’s western coast has long been considered one of the most unstable on the continent. Now, scientists are worried about the discovery of an enormous underwater cavity that will probably speed up the glacier’s decay."Source: NY Times, 02/04/2019
"A bipartisan group of 20 senators has called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate allowable drinking water levels of two chemicals linked to various health problems."Source: The Hill, 02/04/2019
"The pounds of pollutants and waste that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reduced under the Trump administration are at their lowest levels in a decade, according to an analysis by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) published Friday.
EPA’s 2018 reduction of pollution and hazardous waste is the second-lowest amount on record, dating back to 2008. President Trump’s first year in office, 2017, was the worst year, according to the analysis.Source: The Hill, 02/04/2019
"Tens of thousands of children skipped school in Belgium on Thursday to join demonstrations for action against climate change, part of a broader environmental protest movement across Europe that has gathered force over the past several weeks."Source: NY Times, 02/04/2019