Energy & Fuel

March 17, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Ocean + Climate Workshop Series

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is offering four free regionally focused virtual workshops over the course of 2021, designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Deadline for Workshop #1, Southeastern U.S. on Mar 31-Apr 1, is Mar 17.

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Biden Hosts Congress Members To Talk Infrastructure, Funding

"The chairman of the House Transportation Committee pitched a plan Thursday to raise money for infrastructure spending without Republican votes in the Senate ahead of a bipartisan discussion at the White House."

Source: Washington Post, 03/05/2021

After Backing Green Building Codes, Local Governments Lose Right To Vote

"The private consortium that oversees the model building codes for much of the United States and parts of the Caribbean and Latin America on Thursday stripped local governments of their right to vote on future energy-efficiency codes."

Source: HuffPost, 03/05/2021

Blackjewel’s Bankruptcy Sign of Trouble for Plummeting Coal Industry

"A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia could soon decide whether to allow the Blackjewel coal mining company, once the nation’s sixth-largest coal producer, to shed responsibility for thousands of strip-mined acres, setting up a potential crisis over clean-up and reclamation of the land."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/04/2021

"Israel Accuses Iran Of Link To Oil Spill Off Its Shores"

"Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of being linked to a recent oil spill off its shores that caused major ecological damage, calling the incident environmental terrorism. The spill was caused by an oil tanker that was carrying pirated cargo from Iran to Syria last month, Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said."

Source: Reuters, 03/04/2021

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