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Biden Announces Increased Crackdown on Methane Leaks at COP27

Biden Announces Increased Crackdown on Methane Leaks at COP27

President Biden, speaking at COP27 Friday, will announce additional efforts to crack down on methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. The new rule, supplementing leak detection and monitoring requirements unveiled at COP26, covers wells emitting less than 3 tons of methane per year and requires drillers to address third-party leak reports. Multiple studies have […]

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    Biden Signs Sweeping Executive Orders on Climate and Science

    Biden Signs Sweeping Executive Orders on Climate and Science

    President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order Wednesday to address the climate crisis. The order set out a bold plan to prioritize climate action for both domestic and international policy while moving away from fossil fuels, creating jobs and emphasizing environmental justice. “In my view, we’ve already waited too long to deal with this […]

    The Rebuilding Years Begin Now

    The Rebuilding Years Begin Now

    By John R. Platt The period of the 45th presidency will go down as dark days for the United States — not just for the violent insurgency and impeachment that capped off Donald Trump’s four years in office, but for every regressive action that came before. It’s been said that Trump was the worst environmental […]

    Report Urges Biden to Reverse Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

    Report Urges Biden to Reverse Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

    By Brett Wilkins A report published Tuesday by the eco-advocacy group Environment America urges President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore critical environmental protections gutted by Trump administration regulatory rollbacks. The report, First Things to Fix, notes that President Donald Trump has overseen the reversal or weakening of around 100 environmental regulations during his nearly four […]

    Biden Faces Pressure to Tackle Backlog of ‘Unfunded’ Toxic Waste Sites

    Biden Faces Pressure to Tackle Backlog of ‘Unfunded’ Toxic Waste Sites

    By Jessica Corbett A joint report on Monday highlighted the pressure that President-elect Joe Biden is already facing to deliver on his environmental justice campaign promises—particularly when it comes to the 34 Superfund sites nationwide for which there is no reliable cleanup funding—the largest backlog of “unfunded” sites in 15 years. The federal Superfund program […]

    Fauci, Public Health Officials Warn of Post-Holiday Coronavirus Spike

    Fauci, Public Health Officials Warn of Post-Holiday Coronavirus Spike

    By Brett Wilkins The United States will most likely experience a “post-seasonal” spike in coronavirus infections largely due to holiday travel and gatherings, current and former U.S. health officials said on Sunday. “We very well might see a post-seasonal — in the sense of Christmas, New Year’s — surge … a surge upon a surge,” […]

    Biden Taps Rep. Deb Haaland to Lead Interior in Historic Move

    Biden Taps Rep. Deb Haaland to Lead Interior in Historic Move

    President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he picked New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed by the Senate, Haaland would be the first Native American to hold a cabinet secretary position. However, her appointment as head of the Department of the Interior is especially significant, since the department […]

    Biden’s EPA Pick Michael Regan Urged to Address Environmental Injustice

    Biden’s EPA Pick Michael Regan Urged to Address Environmental Injustice

    By Andrea Germanos President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Michael Regan, the top environmental official in North Carolina, to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to multiple news reports Thursday. The news drew a range of responses from environmental campaigners, including praise that the apparent choice means the rejection of California Air Resources Board […]