Environmental Politics

"US States Look To Step Up Wolf Kills, Pushed By Republicans"

"Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers."

Source: AP, 03/08/2021

"Big Banks Make a Dangerous Bet on the World’s Growing Demand for Food"

"As global banking giants and investment firms vow to divest from polluting energy companies, they’re continuing to bankroll another major driver of the climate crisis: food and farming corporations that are responsible, directly or indirectly, for cutting down vast carbon-storing forests and spewing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/08/2021

Civilian Climate Corps Is a Government Plan That All Americans Can Back

"It was a rare case of Presidential understatement in the unveiling of a program: the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, according to a paragraph buried in Joe Biden’s long executive order on climate change, had been directed to make plans for a Civilian Climate Corps, modelled on the Civilian Conservation Corps—the C.C.C.—of the nineteen-thirties."

Source: New Yorker, 03/08/2021

"More Than 50 Companies Have Vowed To Be Carbon-Neutral By 2040"

"There is a quickening rhythm of corporations with big carbon footprints pledging action to combat climate change. And their cascade of splashy announcements spans the worlds of retailing, technology and delivery services. Yet even the prodigious voluntary steps by a portion of the corporate world so far lack the speed, scale or scientific know-how needed to move the thermometer of the warming planet in the right direction."

Source: Washington Post, 03/05/2021

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

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