Climate Change

"‘No Winners’ Seen if States Launch Water War Amid Megadrought"

"The seven states using Colorado River water likely will avoid an epic legal showdown over the most severe water cuts amid the region’s megadrought—but legal analysts say California, Nevada, and Arizona in particular will face heavy burdens to conserve."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/19/2022

Grijalva, Porter Threaten Subpoena Over Firm’s Work With Fossil Companies

"House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the panel’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, floated the possibility of a subpoena if a consulting firm does not produce documents relating to its marketing work for fossil fuel companies."

Source: The Hill, 08/19/2022

"Hundreds Of Thousands Drop Flood Insurance As Rates Rise"

"When the Federal Emergency Management Agency overhauled its flood insurance program last year, it wanted to encourage homeowners to buy coverage by showing them more precisely the risk that each property faces of being flooded. But instead, hundreds of thousands of people have dropped the flood policies they were buying through FEMA, raising concerns that an unprecedented number of households are financially exposed to flood damage."

Source: E&E News, 08/17/2022

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