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    The Biden administration will scrutinize the environmental effects of a portion of a crude oil pipeline in Michigan, wading into a long-waged battle by environmentalists and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shut down the pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday it will conduct an environmental impact statement for operator Enbridge Energy’s proposal to construct a tunnel and new pipeline...
    Phnom Penh, CambodiaA Cambodian court has charged four environmental activists with insulting the country's king and conspiracy to plotting, a prosecutor said on Monday, following the arrest of three of them last week as they documented waste discharge into a city river.Plang Sophal, deputy prosecutor of Phnom Penh Municipal Court, confirmed the charges in a text message but did not...
    Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell must sharply cut its greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the Paris climate agreement, a Dutch court ruled Wednesday in a potentially precedent-setting win for environmentalists. The Hague District Court ruled Shell’s current emissions reduction plan isn’t sufficient to address its contribution to climate change. The oil company’s emissions policy “is not concrete, has many...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation’s most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later. But in the near term it’s a rulemaking process in one of his agencies that environmentalists are...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation’s most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later. But in the near term, it’s a rulemaking process in one of his agencies that environmentalists...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation’s most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later. But in the near term it’s a rulemaking process in one of his agencies that environmentalists are...
    By Kathleen Ronayne | Associated Press SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation’s most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later. But in the near term it’s a rulemaking process in one of his...
    An environmental group is asking the U.S. Navy to re-examine its operations in the Pacific Ocean following the death of two endangered fin whales that appear to have been struck by an Australian naval destroyer during a joint training exercise off San Diego. One of the whales, which had been towed out to sea after it was dislodged from the...
    The Dakota Access oil pipeline can remain operating while the federal government conducts a new environmental review, a federal district court ruled Friday in a blow to environmental activists who have long fought the project. The ruling is a victory for pipeline operator Energy Transfer, which has faced years of legal challenges attempting to force the shutdown of the project....
                        A new pilot program designed to reduce phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie could give clearer insight into ongoing water quality programs — if its funding passes the Ohio legislature. The program, dubbed the Shallow Run Pilot Program, would encourage area farmers to join a phosphorus-reduction program and then...
    YouTube sensation Jake Paul is under investigation by officials in Puerto Rico after he recorded himself riding a golf cart along a protected beach. The 24-year-old took to Instagram on Friday sharing a short video that showed him speeding along the sand in the motorized vehicle - which is prohibited in order to protect local wildlife.  TMZ reports that Paul's famous...
    A Liechtenstein prince is under investigation for allegedly killing a massive male bear in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains earlier this year in violation of the country’s preservation laws, authorities said Wednesday.  Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein, who resides in Austria, was granted a four-day hunting permit in March in Romania's Covasna County, according to hunting documents. On March 13 he...
    Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward argued on "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that Scranton native Joe Biden and his administration are "partially responsible" for the cancelation of a $1.5 billion steel project, which would cost "at least 1,000 blue collar jobs" because "of their focus on only green energy." Late last month, Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. said...
    More On: environment Researchers: Climate pledges see world closing on Paris goal Cooking hub ditches beef, ripped for ‘virtue signaling’ Top court rules Germany must tighten climate law Satellites show world’s glaciers melting faster than ever PORTLAND, Maine — Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America’s most beloved forests and...
    Disneyland opening highlights Californias COVID turnaround Mexican states that border U.S. have higher rates of COVID exposure President Joe Biden isn’t pledging nearly as much money to help developing countries grapple with climate change as he is promising to boost domestic efforts to curb emissions. © Provided by Washington Examiner WB.Energy.jpg The gulf between Biden’s domestic commitments and his...
    President Joe Biden isn’t pledging nearly as much money to help developing countries grapple with climate change as he is promising to boost domestic efforts to curb emissions. The gulf between Biden’s domestic commitments and his promises abroad has many environmentalists saying the White House’s first international climate finance plan, unveiled on April 22 during Biden’s climate summit, is underwhelming....
    Environmental groups said this week Gov. Tom Wolf must close a perceived loophole in the state’s pending methane emissions rule or he will risk his climate legacy. The Environmental Defense Fund partnered with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, Moms Clean Air Force, Evangelical Environmental Network and Vet Voice Foundation to sponsor television and...
    Many U.S. climate activists, including Biden administration climate envoys John Kerry and Mike Bloomberg, celebrated Earth Day on Thursday and praised the administration's latest emissions goal — even after facing questions about how their personal private jet use harms the environment. Kerry and Bloomberg have been known to travel on private jets while addressing climate change, even as other environmental activists, like Greta Thunberg,...
    Tehran, 1943: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill – hosted by the young Shah Reza Pahlavi – agree on plans for the two-front attack on Hitler while sketching out the east-west division of Europe. Holding the meeting in Iran, with separate consultations with the shah, was no mistake. Gulf oil was a critical resource to the Allied war...
    Six years ago, after days of painstaking negotiations, world leaders managed to thrash out a deal on climate change. The result was the Paris Agreement, decided at the COP21 summit in Paris. Described by the United Nations as a legally-binding international treaty on climate change, the landmark accord aims to "limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5...
    The Biden administration has decided not to order the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline to shut down while it completes an environmental review, dealing a blow to green groups and Native American tribes who had sought to stop it from operating. Lawyers representing multiple tribes challenging the Dakota Access pipeline, along with the Justice Department and pipeline operator Energy Transfer,...
    Two bills in the Oregon Legislature aim to tighten rules on how close the state's forest managers can come with the companies they regulate. Senate Bills 335 and 337 would reset limits on the amount of money Oregon's forest regulators are allowed to make off of the timber industry and expand the kinds of expertise expected of them....
    The executed amount of 530 million euros will be distributed across four axes: “adapt the city to environmental challenges“,”promote emancipation throughout life“,”respond to democratic aspirations “ and “the city in common!” for “appease the city, closely link security and prevention“If the broad outlines were briefly unveiled on March 26, details of the PPI will be presented to elected city...
    MIAMI—With the national political reset, environmentalists can relax about Florida's Gulf Coast because it's safe from the ravages of offshore fossil fuel hunting and drilling. Right? Not exactly, according to those who closely monitor the issue. They're grateful for President Joe Biden's Day One executive order that prevents oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters and the Bering...
    The two regional elections on Sunday call into question an alliance between environmentalists and a German right wing weakened by scandals. By Christophe Bourdoiseau Posted on 03/14/2021 at 8:31 p.m. Correspondent in Berlin Lwill the German right succeed in winning the September elections? The two regional polls this...
    The Greens are aiming for the pass of three. Their local success strengthens their credibility at the national level.
    The deliberation was validated thanks to the votes of elected socialists, communists and the opposition group Changer Paris (LR). The latter withdrew the 4 amendments he had tabled, considering that he had been heard by the executive on most of his demands. “We could do a political coup” by failing the vote, “But we are responsible elected officials”, underlined...
    Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The US needs to commit to slashing its planet-heating emissions by at least half by the end of...
    Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), an emerging nuclear energy startup, has a plan to develop cheap and unlimited energy. Its efforts are also backed by some of the world’s richest men, including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday authored her first ruling since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in October as the court handed a defeat to an environmental group seeking access to government documents. In the 7-2 ruling, the justices sided with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, thwarting an effort by the Sierra...
    Reuters March 4, 2021 0 Comments Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday authored her first ruling since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in October as the court handed a defeat to an environmental group seeking access to government documents. In the 7-2 ruling, the justices sided with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, thwarting an effort by the...
    The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has pledged to invest in new energies and reduce its dependence on oil to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality, but environmental NGOs have castigated a “grotesque” plan. The group, like the entire sector, is facing enormous pressure to urgently review its model due to the climate crisis and in an oil market...
    In an interview with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claimed that certain films appear to portray "rabid environmentalists" to be the "bad guys." "Have you noticed in how many movies how often rabid environmentalists are the bad guys?” Cruz asked Knowles. “Whether it's Thanos or go to 'Watchmen.' You know, where the view of the left is...
    Reuters February 1, 2021 0 Comments Environmentalists and labor unions that threw their support behind U.S. President Joseph Biden now find themselves on the opposite sides of a battle over the construction of big pipeline projects between Canada and the United States. The United States is the world’s largest producer of oil and gas. Biden’s administration aims to transition...
    Montana Governor Greg Gianforte said the Biden administration is pandering to "radical environmentalists" with the decision to shut down construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and encouraged him to reverse his decision. "It is a misguided decision," he told "America's Newsroom" on Friday. "President Biden is really pandering to these radical environmentalists.  Gianforte said the economic impact on Montana was "massive." AS BIDEN'S KEYSTONE...
    Sunset Park community leaders as well as local and national activists on Tuesday applauded  the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA’s) commitment to invest in the necessary port infrastructure improvements to make Sunset Park’s industrial waterfront into an offshore wind energy hub.  The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) is New York City’s largest industrial waterfront and, according...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of fuel breaks they claim would violate the Endangered Species Act in a misguided effort to slow the advance of wildfires in six Western states. Leaders of four conservation groups say the Bureau...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An environmental group said Tuesday that it plans to sue the U.S. government over a decision to reclassify a large scavenging beetle as threatened instead of endangered. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services over its move last fall to list the American burying beetle as threatened....
    California is helping lead the charge in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but more needs to be done as climate change remains the state’s top environmental issue in 2021 issue, according to top environmental lobbyists in Sacramento. Other issues on their agenda include plastic pollution, recycling, wildlife protections, and greater repair and reuse of appliances and electronic products before they are discarded....
    Michael Regan The Joe Biden transition team announced Thursday that the president-elect has picked Michael Regan, the 44-year-old head of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. If confirmed, he would be the first African American to hold that post. One of his key tasks will be restoring the reputation, morale, and science-informed operations of the...
    Photo via Adobe ImagesIn a relatively rare move, the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday announced approval of a plan to hand over federal permitting authority to Florida for projects that affect wetlands. Supporters praised the move as helping reduce duplicative state and federal permitting and giving Florida more control over such decisions. Florida is only the third state,...
    Environmental groups are asking a federal court to block the Trump administration from selling oil drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next month. The groups on Tuesday filed a request in federal court in Anchorage for a preliminary injunction to prevent the Interior Department’s planned Jan. 6 auction of oil and gas leases across the refuge’s 1.56-million-acre coastal...
    Western environmentalists are the useful idiots of the Chinese Communist Party, says a report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation. China’s green credentials are often praised by Western environmental groups who apparently believe that China is serious about cutting its carbon dioxide emissions. But according to a report by long-time China watcher Patricia Adams these groups are merely the dupes...
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Oil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in eight years on Thursday, drawing protests from environmental organizations on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife. The seven parcels put up for bid by the Bureau of Land Management encompass more than 4,100...
    Proponents have long argued that a gondola could provide much-needed relief to traffic in and around Griffith Park. It’s an idea that’s come up again and again throughout the last century: Get people off crowded L.A. streets and up into the air. But the most recent proposal is generating heated opposition. More than 20 community groups and district City Councilman...
    Q: Mr. Roadshow, I caught your remarks about gas-powered engines not being made in California come 2035. I could almost hear you crying with glee. Overzealous environmentalists, such as yourself, can’t be satisfied. The more you win, the more you want. It never ends. New cars now run very clean. If you and Gov. Gavin Newsom would give it some...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Environmental groups and Democrats on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for dodging questions during her Senate confirmation hearing about climate change, while Republicans rallied to her defense. Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, declined during questioning by members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to give her views...
    Wildlife Services has come under fire after releasing the death toll of wildlife it killed in 2019. The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money. The multi-million dollar federal program conducted the acts primarily to make way for the agriculture...
    President Donald Trump said Democrats concerned about the environment and America’s energy use often ignore what other countries like China, Russia, and India are doing to pollute the atmosphere. During a Friday "radio rally" with radio host Rush Limbaugh, Trump said other countries are spewing crap and the Democrats don’t ever bring it up. They want our air clean, but they...
    President Trump on Friday said that Democrats concerned with the environment are misguided in focusing on US energy use as China and other countries are “spewing crap” into the atmosphere. “They want our air clean, but they don’t talk about China, Russia, India, these other countries where the pollution is massive and going up,” Trump said during a “virtual rally”...
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