"Public health experts are sounding the alarm about the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States as the coronavirus spreads through the country largely unabated and officials muse aloud about the possibility of fresh lockdowns."
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- Source: Washington Post, 11/13/2020
"A few days after being declared president-elect, Joe Biden is already conferring with heads of state about a crisis he sees as on par with the coronavirus pandemic and economic recession: climate change. Biden elevated the issue of rising temperatures in talks on Tuesday with four European leaders."Source: Washington Post, 11/13/2020
"The SEC will have the power, under Democratic control, to mandate corporate disclosures on diversity and climate change risks, police more of Wall Street, and reverse recent efforts to ease capital raising in private markets in the coming years."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/13/2020
"For generations, Indigenous peoples in Canada have watched, often in frustration, as commercial industries profit from the land and waters their ancestors once harvested. This week, however, excitement replaced irritation as a group of First Nations announced plans to scoop up one of the largest seafood companies in North America."Source: Guardian, 11/13/2020
"The president-elect has vowed to not only reverse the Trump administration’s rollback of protected sites, but designate new ones."Source: HuffPost, 11/13/2020
"Some of the highest-profile EPA officials of the Obama administration are regrouping as members of President-elect Joe Biden's EPA transition team. The 12 members include several former officials who helped craft the agency's most consequential regulations dealing with air, climate and water — most of which have been rolled back by the Trump administration."
"A coalition of climate experts hoping to guide President-elect Joe Biden's transition team has suggested big changes for the Bureau of Land Management, including reversing the Trump administration's relocation of its headquarters to Colorado."
"Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen told prosecutors they needed more evidence to charge Zinke with lying to federal prosecutors."Source: Washington Post, 11/13/2020
"Incoming leaders of the EPA air office will face a consequential choice: Which Trump administration rollbacks will they undo first?"
"Three conservation groups are asking a judge to stop construction of a 145-mile (230-kilometer) power transmission line corridor to bring Canadian hydropower to the New England grid."Source: AP, 11/13/2020
"A new administration would enlist departments like Transportation, Agriculture and Treasury to advance its climate goals"
"President-elect Joe Biden is poised to embed action on climate change across the breadth of the federal government, from the departments of Agriculture to Treasury to State — expanding it beyond environmental agencies to speed U.S. efforts to mitigate global warming and to acknowledge that the problem touches many aspects of American life.Source: Washington Post, 11/12/2020
"President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will use the next four years to try to restore the environmental policies that his predecessor has methodically blown up, but the damage done by the greenhouse gas pollution unleashed by President Trump’s rollbacks may prove to be one of the most profound legacies of his single term."Source: NYTimes, 11/12/2020
"FTI, a global consulting firm, helped design, staff and run organizations and websites funded by energy companies that can appear to represent grass-roots support for fossil-fuel initiatives."Source: NYTimes, 11/12/2020
"The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban natural gas in new buildings starting in 2021."Source: KRON, 11/12/2020
"The Federal Reserve has applied to be part of a group of government banks that collaborate on managing the financial risks from climate change, a top official said Tuesday."Source: The Hill, 11/12/2020