Green advocates flunk Duterte’s environmental policies 1

Manila Police District personnel disperse members of the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) during a protest in Mendiola, Manila on July 22, 2021. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News MANILA — Green advocates on Friday gave President Rodrigo Duterte a failing grade for his environmental policies, accusing of himContinue Reading

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Debates around single-use plastic bags run hot; but polarized stakeholders, regardless of which side of the fence they’re on, typically agree on one point: there is a need for policy. Their thoughts on what that policy should look like vary radically, from restricting or placing full-out bans on these plasticContinue Reading

Stephen Lee

Environmental justice leaders are urging the White House to force agencies to address the needs of low-income communities of color when making permitting decisions for big projects. Two former Trump administration officials, however, say the permitting process already covers many of their concerns—and that further changes could slow attempts toContinue Reading

Despite Greenidge announcement its going carbon neutral, environmental advocates worry about long-term implications

Reeling from a round of negative publicity it helped trigger on bitcoin’s heavy environmental footprint, Greenidge Generation Holdings LLC has announced plans to operate “carbon neutral” by June 1. The company said Friday it would buy “voluntary carbon offsets from a portfolio of U.S. greenhouse gas reduction projects” to maintain carbon neutralityContinue Reading

Environmental Advocates Call for Faster EV Rollout

(TNS) — An environmental advocacy group has called on Pennsylvania to speed up the transition from gasoline-fueled vehicles to electric vehicles to protect future generations from climate change. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis,” Flora Cardoni, field director of PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, a statewide nonprofitContinue Reading

Dean Scott

Environmental justice groups are finding it harder and harder to pin down President Joe Biden’s promise to steer 40% of clean energy and other funding to boost racial equity and help vulnerable communities. One of Biden’s campaign promises was to funnel 40% of his “historic investment in a clean energyContinue Reading

Florida’s springs advocates say state protections failing

Thomas Greenhalgh risked his job and career in 2019 when he sued his own employer, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, to challenge the state’s plans to protect Florida’s imperiled springs from increasing pollution. Greenhalgh, a veteran hydrogeologist and expert on the underground flows that feed North Florida’s springs, arguedContinue Reading