Environmental Politics

"Trump Administration Studies Raising The Height Of Shasta Dam"

"The decades-long battle over an effort to raise the height of Shasta Dam took another turn Thursday when the Trump Administration released a new environmental report on the plan, just five years after completing a similar study."

Source: Redding Record Searchlight, 08/07/2020

Harris and Ocasio-Cortez Team up on a Climate ‘Equity’ Bill

"When Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced climate "equity" legislation on Thursday, climate activists saw it as a hopeful sign of Democratic unity less than three months before a hugely consequential election with both the White House and the Senate up for grabs."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/07/2020

"Groups File Lawsuit To Stop Ambler Road Through Gates Of The Arctic"

"A lawsuit was filed Tuesday to stop the Trump administration from building a 211-mile-long industrial road that would cross Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and the Kobuk Wild and Scenic River in Alaska."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 08/05/2020

Public Institute Became A De Facto Lobbying Arm Of The Timber Industry

"As Oregon Gov. Kate Brown crafted a bill in 2018 to enact sweeping limits on greenhouse gas emissions, leaders at an obscure state agency worked behind the scenes to discredit research they feared would persuade her to target one of the state’s most powerful industries."

Source: Oregonian/OPB, 08/05/2020

"Mine Consultant Agreed Nevada Plant In Danger"

"A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that new documents show could jeopardize the project."

Source: AP, 08/05/2020

"How the Pandemic Defeated America"

"How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom."

Source: The Atlantic, 08/05/2020


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