Climate Change

"Lula Summons Ministers As Congress Seeks To Dilute Environmental Powers"

"Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday summoned his environmental and indigenous affairs ministers for emergency talks after a congressional committee passed a bill gutting the ministries' environmental oversight powers."

Source: Reuters, 05/26/2023

"India Has Big Clean Energy Goals - So Why Is It Banking On Coal?"

"As scientists and activists urge rapid cuts in the use of climate-heating coal for power production around the world, new projections from India show that coal will remain its biggest source of electricity this decade, despite a fast rise in the nation's renewable energy capacity."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/26/2023

Court Delivers Blow To Wetlands Protections In Win For Idaho Landowners

"The Supreme Court on Thursday significantly weakened a landmark water pollution law by ruling that an Idaho couple's property does not include wetlands subject to federal oversight under the law."

Source: NBC News, 05/26/2023

"Interior's Oil Plan Is Coming. Here's What To Watch."

"Biden administration officials in recent weeks hosted private listening sessions with environmental groups and oil companies ahead of the release of proposed oil and gas regulations that could represent some of the White House’s most lasting steps on public lands to help address climate change."

Source: E&E News, 05/25/2023

"Chevron’s Carbon Offsets Are Mostly Junk And Some May Harm, Research Says"

"A new investigation into Chevron’s climate pledge has found the fossil-fuel company relies on “junk” carbon offsets and “unviable” technologies, which do little to offset its vast greenhouse gas emissions and in some cases may actually be causing communities harm."

Source: Guardian, 05/25/2023

"America’s Big Shift To Green Energy Has A Woolly Mammoth Problem"

"America’s renewable energy drive needs more than a million miles of new transmission lines but emerging resistance includes opponents worried about building them in one of the country’s richest areas of ice-age fossils."

Source: Guardian, 05/24/2023

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