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Fossil fuel industry keys in on unproven recycling methods to prop up plastics

For decades, the fossil fuel industry has urged recycling as an alternative to bans or cuts in the single-use plastic filling world landfills and oceans. Now, with COP28 just around the corner, the industry is making that pitch on a global scale — and using it to water down efforts to cut the use of fossil fuels.

Industry-backed California bill echoes pro-drilling talking points

Industry-backed California bill echoes pro-drilling talking points

Oil group eyes strategy to promote in-state drilling as climate-friendly.
Pennsylvania bill jeopardizing millions in oil well cleanup funding to be passed by governor, say sources

Pennsylvania bill jeopardizing millions in oil well cleanup funding to be passed by governor, say sources

The industry-backed bill proposes to freeze the bond amounts that fossil fuel companies are required to put up.
She’s supposed to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. First, she just has to fix Trump's mess and decades of neglect

She’s supposed to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. First, she just has to fix Trump's mess and decades of neglect

Biden promised to prioritize people over polluters. His pick to deliver that, Michal Freedhoff, is facing a bare-bones budget, demoralized staff and increasingly angry advocates.
Alberta ignored warnings on oil cleanup

Alberta ignored warnings on oil cleanup: ex-government scientist

Data shows 95 per cent of oil and gas sites certified as reclaimed have never been inspected by provincial officials. Scientist Arnold Janz, who spent his career advocating for improvements, says ‘the damage is permanent.’

Presto chango: How flood map revisions allow building in risky areas
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Presto chango: How flood map revisions allow building in risky areas

Developers routinely are allowed to build in flood-prone areas after getting FEMA approval for measures such as raising the land with fill.
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