Politics

As the oil industry faces a downturn, unplugged oil and gas wells present significant environmental and financial challenges, potentially burdening taxpayers with the cleanup bill.

Mark Olalde and Nick Bowlin report for ProPublica and Capital & Main.

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The UK has exited the Energy Charter Treaty, joining a wave of EU countries in rejecting the agreement criticized for hindering climate goals.

Stuart Braun reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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President Biden's ambitious electric vehicle policy is encountering hurdles, including slowing sales and political complexities in Michigan.

Zack Colman reports for POLITICO.

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A new study highlights the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to significantly reduce childhood asthma attacks and other health issues caused by exhaust exposure, particularly in low-income, urban areas.

Katie Myers reports for Grist.

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The European Union has revised its air pollution regulations, setting stricter limits on harmful pollutants, although these new standards still don't meet the World Health Organization's recommended levels.

Ajit Niranjan reports for The Guardian.

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A federal appeals court has lifted the moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands, potentially impacting future coal sales and climate change efforts.

Matthew Brown reports for The Associated Press.

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The Supreme Court's conservative majority is likely to restrict the Biden administration's environmental efforts, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to reduce cross-state air pollution, impacting public health and environmental policies.

Adam Liptak reports for The New York Times.

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Despite former President Trump's denial of climate science, some Republicans are advocating for policies to address global warming.

Emma Dumain and Timothy Cama reports for POLITICO.

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In a wave of protests, European farmers challenge new climate policies, leading to policy reversals.

Max Graham reports for Grist.

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A lawsuit alleges that BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Shell have damaged Chicago by undermining scientific credibility, while their products contribute to devastating effects such as intense storms, floods, extreme heat, and coastal erosion.

Brett Chase reports for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Several Iowa counties face legal challenges over ordinances restricting carbon dioxide pipelines, with outcomes hinging on federal appeals.

Jared Strong reports for Iowa Capital Dispatch.

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The Ohio Environmental Council and Earthjustice filed a motion to delay a meeting that could fast-track fracking in Salt Fork State Park and other Ohio state lands.

Laura Hancock reports for Cleveland.com.

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In a bold move against banks deemed unfriendly to fossil fuels, Texas's actions could lead to a staggering $22 billion in additional taxpayer costs.

Chris Tomlinson reports for The Houston Chronicle.

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The Inflation Reduction Act introduces a significant methane fee to curb emissions from the oil and gas industry.

Naveena Sadasivam reports for Grist.

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The Supreme Court evaluates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's initiative to decrease emissions affecting neighboring states, aiming to mitigate smog-related health issues.

Anna Phillips and Ann E. Marimow report for The Washington Post.

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A recent poll in North Dakota shows a wide range of opinions on climate change, carbon capture, and electric vehicles, reflecting the state's varied environmental perspectives.

Jeff Beach reports for North Dakota Monitor.

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Supporters fear the possibility of a second Trump presidency and the environmental regulatory rollbacks that would surely follow.

Robin Bravender, Kevin Bogardus, and Michael Doyle report for Politico.

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In Florida, farmworkers have pioneered the strongest workplace heat protections in the U.S., setting a new standard for labor safety in agriculture.

Nicolás Rivero and Eva Marie Uzcategui report for The Washington Post.
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