Politics

Azerbaijan faces accusations of suppressing media and activists as it prepares to host the UN Cop29 climate talks in November.

Fiona Harvey reports for The Guardian.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Equitrans Midstream Corp. to commence operations on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, concluding years of regulatory and legal challenges.

Catherine Morehouse reports for POLITICO.

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House Republicans released a report accusing major investment firms of colluding with climate groups to push for environmentally friendly investing, sparking a new controversy over ESG practices.

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill.

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to pause Manhattan’s congestion pricing plan may stall similar initiatives across the country.

Scott Waldman reports for E&E News.

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Recent gains by far-right parties in the European Parliament elections may obstruct efforts to implement more ambitious climate policies, though key net-zero commitments are expected to persist.

Carissa Wong reports for Nature.

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Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce and Keith Pitt have called for the Coalition to abandon the Paris climate agreement, while Prime Minister Anthony Albanese criticized opposition leader Peter Dutton for opposing emissions reduction targets.

Karen Middleton reports for The Guardian.

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Doug Burgum, North Dakota’s Republican governor, has transitioned from promoting environmentally friendly policies to supporting the oil and gas industry as he aids Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Lisa Friedman reports forThe New York Times.

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Workers at the Blue Bird school bus factory in Georgia have shown that unionizing for better conditions is possible, even in the traditionally anti-union South, amid a push for electric vehicle production.

Gautama Mehta reports for Grist.

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To mitigate the impact of climate change, wealthy nations like the U.S. need to take responsibility and provide reparations to countries most affected by global warming.

Vann R. Newkirk II reports for The Atlantic.

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A campaign led by far-right fossil fuel allies is urging the Supreme Court to shield oil companies from lawsuits seeking billions in climate damages.

Dharna Noor reports for The Guardian.

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Pennsylvania legislators are backing a contentious bill to establish a carbon capture industry, raising environmental and public health concerns.

Audrey Carleton reports for Capital & Main.

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Green parties in the European Union have lost significant ground in the latest elections, prompting concerns about the future of the Green Deal and climate policies.

Ajit Niranjan and Lisa O'Carroll report for The Guardian.
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Arizona is experiencing severe climate impacts, making climate change a critical issue for voters and politicians in the 2024 elections.

Marcus Baram reports for Capital & Main.

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Illinois legislators have approved a two-year moratorium on carbon capture pipelines, awaiting new federal safety regulations.

Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco reports for Grist.

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Canada’s largest carbon capture project, proposed by Pathways Alliance, might proceed without comprehensive environmental reviews at both federal and provincial levels, sparking concerns among Indigenous groups and safety experts.

Mitch Anderson reports for DeSmog.

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A recent survey reveals that nearly 40% of journalists reporting on climate and environmental issues have been threatened, with 11% experiencing physical violence.

Nina Lakhani reports for The Guardian.

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Ali Zaidi, Biden’s chief climate adviser, cautioned that the GOP's "U-turn agenda" could undo critical progress on climate policy.

Zack Colman reports for POLITICO.

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California leaders welcome Claudia Sheinbaum's election as Mexico's new president, anticipating collaboration on climate change and clean energy initiatives.

Blanca Begert reports for E&E News.

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