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    Manchin’s ‘Dirty Side-Deal’ Is Dead, For Now

    Manchin’s ‘Dirty Side-Deal’ Is Dead, For Now

    The so-called Manchin side deal that would have fast-tracked energy projects including the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline has been defeated, for now.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had added the permitting reform language to a funding bill that Congress must pass by Friday to prevent a government shutdown, The New York Times explained. Schumer’s […]

    Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

    Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

    Budget airline easyJet unveiled its roadmap to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and it’s perhaps most notable for what it doesn’t include: carbon offsetting.  In its Monday announcement, the airline said it was ending its offsetting program for flights booked beginning in January, 2023 and focusing its investments instead on Sustainable Aviation Fuel […]

    Should Ecocide Be a Crime?

    Should Ecocide Be a Crime?

    A group of activists wants to add a fifth–ecocide–defined as “mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – severe harm to nature which is widespread or long-term,” according to Stop Ecocide International. 

    EPA Launches New Environmental Justice Office

    EPA Launches New Environmental Justice Office

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new office focused on solving environmental problems in marginalized communities.  The agency announced the formation of the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights on Saturday, a move it said was in keeping with President Joe Biden’s environmental priorities.  “From day one, President Biden and […]

    Hurricane Ian Hits Cuba, on Track to Deluge Tampa Bay

    Hurricane Ian Hits Cuba, on Track to Deluge Tampa Bay

    Hurricane Ian – now a Category 3 and set to strengthen into a Category 4 storm – made landfall near La Coloma in southwest Cuba around 4:30 am this morning, bringing with it sustained winds of 125 mph and storm surge pushing water as much as 14 feet above normal tide levels. The storm is […]