Environmental Politics

Corporate Climate Watchdog Document Deems Carbon Offsets Largely Ineffective

"Staff at an influential corporate climate action group whose board announced a plan to allow companies to offset greenhouse gas emissions from their supply chain with carbon credits has now found such offsets are largely ineffective, a confidential preliminary draft reviewed by Reuters shows."

Source: Reuters, 05/09/2024

What Trump Promised Oil CEOs As He Asked Them For $1 Billion To His Campaign

"Donald Trump has pledged to scrap President Biden’s policies on electric vehicles and wind energy, as well as other initiatives opposed by the fossil fuel industry."

Source: Washington Post, 05/09/2024
May 17, 2024

Reporter’s Notebook: The Making of “The Gen Z Water Dealmaker,” a Podcast About the Colorado River Negotiations

Join Luke Runyon, Co-Director of The Water Desk at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism and President of SEJ's Board of Directors, for a conversation with LAist's Emily Guerin about narrative storytelling on the Colorado River, and how the story relates to our ability to adapt to a changing climate. 3pm ET.

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U.S. Oil and Gas Production Is Booming. So Are Donations to GOP Allies

"August Pfluger, an Air Force veteran and member of the U.S. House representing a small district in West Texas, isn’t exactly a household name on the national political scene, with little press coverage in the last two months outside a recent Fox News appearance. But he is the country’s top recipient of campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry".

Source: Capital & Main, 05/07/2024

"Kentucky Republicans Split Over Renewed Law to Prop Up Costly Coal Plants"

"Last month, one of the nation’s top Republican donors became a flashpoint in a debate over the outsized power coal has in the state of Kentucky."

Source: Sierra, 05/07/2024

EV Charging Stations — Are They There Yet?

For all the talk about the energy transition and the robust growth in electric vehicle sales, there’s one big reason for unease: getting charged. The new Backgrounder takes a deep dive on the state of EV charging stations in the United States, exploring Tesla’s diminishing dominance, coming charger standardization, charging levels, software and for-pay realities, plus the effects of government policy.

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New California Bill Could Allow Developers To Cut Down More Joshua Trees

"Environmentalists warn that a California Democrat’s bill “drives a bulldozer” through the state’s new law that protects imperiled Joshua trees from commercial development. But the lawmaker says his impoverished desert region desperately needs the economic boost."

Source: CalMatters, 05/03/2024

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