Okefenokee Swamp Refuge Will Be Nominated For World Heritage Designation

"The National Park Service announced Friday that the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be nominated as a World Heritage Site, which moves forward the proposal four decades after the refuge was first considered a contender for the honor."

Source: States Newsroom, 09/25/2023

"Planned Wildlife Refuge Rule Seen as Weapon Against Oil"

"An expected new rule promoting biological diversity and environmental health within the National Wildlife Refuge System could be used to discourage oil and gas drilling on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, environmentalists say."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/25/2023

2023 David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award Winner

The David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award annually recognizes an SEJ member for their exceptional volunteer work. The 2023 Stolberg award goes to Christy George, who joined SEJ in 1997. Christy chaired three annual conferences (two in person and one virtual), including this year's in Boise, and has been an SEJ mentor five times. She embodies the SEJ spirit of collaboration, always helping colleagues, always giving something back and clearly, that spirit becomes contagious.

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Midwesterners Lament Lack of Transparency Over Proposed Hydrogen Hub

"Environmentalists and others want specifics on how such a hub would benefit historically polluted communities and help arrest climate change. The Department of Energy plans to help finance as many as 10 across the country."

Source: Inside Climate News, 09/22/2023


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