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Environmental protests are increasingly met with severe repression and criminalization, threatening democracy and human rights, according to UN special rapporteur Michel Forst.

Peter Speetjens reports for Mongabay.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

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Coast Guard inspects Cameron LNG Facility in preparation for first LNG export in 2019. (Credit: Coast Guard News)

Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way

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LNG fracking threatens water, habitat and energy security in Canada's Montney basin

A new report by the David Suzuki Foundation highlights the environmental and long-term energy security risks posed by the rapid expansion of liquefied natural gas fracking in the Montney basin in Canada.

Andrew Nikiforuk reports for The Tyee.

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Renewable energy faces significant hurdles in Ohio

Renewable energy projects in Ohio face fierce opposition from fossil fuel-backed groups, despite incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act designed to boost solar and wind development across the nation.

Hilary Beaumont reports for Floodlight.

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Biden administration allocates funds for rural renewable energy projects

The Biden administration announced $375 million to support renewable energy projects in rural areas through the Inflation Reduction Act.

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill.

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Carbon-credit market needs reform to survive, study finds
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Carbon-credit market needs reform to survive, study finds

The carbon-credit industry must implement rigorous standards or face extinction, according to a new international review.

Patrick Greenfield reports for The Guardian.

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Big Oil could face murder charges over extreme-heat deaths

Advocates push for criminal prosecution of fossil fuel companies, citing over 400 heat-related deaths in Arizona.

Matthew Rozsa reports for Salon.

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