"A ruling by a San Diego federal judge allowing construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall to go ahead will be appealed by two entities that opposed it, including the state Attorney General."
EJToday: Top Headlines
EJToday is a daily weekday digest of top environment/energy news and information of interest to environmental journalists, independently curated by Editor Joseph A. Davis. Sign up below to receive in your inbox each weekday. Email EJToday at EJToday@SEJ.org. And be sure to follow the latest from EJToday on Twitter on @EJTodayNews.
Note: Members have additional options to choose from (you'll need your log-in info).
- Source: San Diego Union-Tribune, 04/10/2018
"Four nor’easters hit New Jersey in March, disrupting everyday life, flooding coastal streets and forcing some island residents to find higher ground or risk being stranded."Source: Press of Atlantic City, 04/10/2018
"LONDON - The United Nations’ shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan to cut carbon emissions from the sector, following years of slow progress, but the strategy could fall well short of what is required to limit global warming."Source: Reuters, 04/10/2018
"With more than 90 percent of California's wetlands gone, some unlikely bedfellows are working together to bring habitat back."Source: FERN, 04/10/2018
"President Donald Trump defended Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s spending on personal security and his $50-a-night room lease from a lobbyist’s wife, which have prompted calls for Pruitt’s resignation and a House investigation."Source: Bloomberg, 04/09/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes."Source: AP, 04/09/2018
"U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Friday that he sees little demand from oil and gas companies for new offshore drilling leases, which could pose problems for his plan to ramp up output from federal waters."
"As ethical questions threaten the Environmental Protection Administrator, Scott Pruitt, President Trump has defended him with a persuasive conservative argument: Mr. Pruitt is doing a great job at what he was hired to do, roll back regulations."Source: NY Times, 04/09/2018
"The #MeToo movement has brought to light the widespread incidence of sexual misconduct in many arenas of women’s lives — and it's spread to the US Forest Service, whose chief, Tony Tooke recently resigned amid allegations of sexual wrongdoing."Source: Living on Earth, 04/09/2018
"The Keystone crude oil pipeline leak in November in rural South Dakota was nearly double the original estimate, making it one of the largest U.S. inland spills since 2010, a newspaper report on Saturday said."
"The state announced Friday that the health of Flint's drinking water has been restored and state distribution of free bottled water in the city is ending, likely within a few days."04/09/2018Source: ,
"The vote, expected next week, could put Andrew Wheeler one step away from taking over the agency if embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt exits."Source: HuffPost, 04/09/2018
"Get ready to batten down the hatches. Again. In a preseason forecast issued Thursday, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts the upcoming hurricane season that begins June 1 will again be busy, although not as bad as the brutal 2017 season."Source: Miami Herald, 04/09/2018
"Indonesia, acting on a request from Interpol, has seized a fishing boat carrying 600 illegal gillnets that can stretch up to 30 km (18 miles) after it evaded capture in several countries, the Fisheries Ministry said."
"At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, four of them high-ranking, were reassigned or demoted, or requested new jobs in the past year after they raised concerns about the spending and management of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt."Source: NY Times, 04/06/2018