Laws & Regulations

"A Web Of Front People Conceals Environmental Offenders In The Amazon"

"A paper trail left by a notorious land grabber reveals how he used relatives and an employee as fronts to evade environmental fines and lawsuits, shedding light on this widespread practice in the Brazilian Amazon."

Source: Mongabay, 04/23/2024

Oil Companies Must Set Aside More Money to Plug Wells, But It Won’t Be Enough

"For the first time in more than 60 years, the Bureau of Land Management will force oil and gas companies to set aside more money to guarantee they plug old wells, preventing them from leaking oil, brine and toxic or climate-warming gasses." "The new Bureau of Land Management regulation, which applies to nearly 90,000 wells on federal public land, is hampered by math errors and overly optimistic cost projections."

Source: ProPublica/Capital & Main, 04/23/2024

"E.P.A. Will Make Polluters Pay to Clean Up Two ‘Forever Chemicals’"

"The Biden administration is designating two “forever chemicals,” man-made compounds that are linked to serious health risks, as hazardous substances under the Superfund law, shifting responsibility for their cleanup to polluters from taxpayers."

Source: NYTimes, 04/22/2024

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