Government

June 24, 2009

Statistics for Media

Statistics Canada will be hosting a free workshop for media designed to show you how and where to look for the data you need, how to interpret them, and how to present them.

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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

"Agriculture Secretary Sees ‘Early Wins’ on Climate From Farms"

"U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack predicted farms would provide “early wins” for the Biden administration’s efforts to counter climate change, and hinted he will draw on the department’s borrowing authority to fund initiatives to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 03/03/2021

"Reversing Trump, Interior Department Moves Swiftly on Climate Change"

"As the Interior Department awaits its new secretary, the agency is already moving to lock in key parts of President Biden’s environmental agenda, particularly on oil and gas restrictions, laying the groundwork to fulfill some of the administration’s most consequential climate change promises."

Source: NYTimes, 03/03/2021
March 18, 2021

SEJ Webinar: Let the Sunshine In! Will EPA Reopen Its Doors to the Press?

During Sunshine Week 2021, join us, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, for a conversation with top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on government transparency and media access. After brief introductions, we’ll jump right into Q&A. SEJ members only. Not a member? Join us (eligibility requirements apply).

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EPA Science Integrity Overhaul a Chance To Get Media Access Right

Government suppression of science harms not just journalists, but also the public in its ability to get crucial information and trust in science, not to mention government integrity. So now is the time, asserts the new WatchDog opinion column, for news media to engage intensely over government scientific integrity policies in the making, to be sure that agencies like the EPA get it right.

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Biden Rollbacks of Trump Energy-Efficiency Cuts Generate Local Stories

From cardigans to orange tans, the history of presidential politics around energy efficiency has been an odd one. But the story of so-called nega-watts is actually a compelling one. And with new efficiency rules being eyed by the Biden administration, it’s also time for reporters to explore the local angle to energy savings. Our latest TipSheet explains how.

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