Environmental Politics

"Putting a Positive Spin on Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge"

"When the Trump administration first pushed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration, it predicted that drilling would generate a windfall for the federal Treasury: $1.8 billion, by a White House estimate. But two years later, with the expected sale of the first oil and gas leases just months away, a New York Times analysis of prior lease sales suggests that the new activity may yield as little as $45 million over the next decade."

Source: NY Times, 08/22/2019

"World’s Nations Gather To Tackle Wildlife Extinction Crisis"

"The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, as well as cracking down on the exploitation of unheralded but vital species such as sea cucumbers, which clean ocean floors."

Source: Guardian, 08/21/2019

Tribe Sues to Shut Dakota Pipeline as Company Plans to Double Capacity

"The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a judge to throw out a federal permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, arguing that the government shut the tribe out of a court-ordered second environmental review and ignored its concerns."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/20/2019

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