Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility New Release WHEELS COMING OFF TRUMP ARCTIC REFUGE DRIVE Haste to Roll Out Leasing Approvals Proves to be Their Undoing The Trump administration’s high-profile effort to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development appears to have run aground, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). […]

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from Las Padres Forest Watch The California Bureau of Land Management has agreed with conservation groups that plans for a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument failed to comply with federal environmental laws. The July 12 decision, announced today, said the local BLM office must consider potential harm to California condors, […]

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By Manuela Andreoni Brazil allows the auction of oil fields near marine protected area against advice of its environmental agency. When officials from Brazil’s main environmental protection agency, Ibama, advised against the auction of oil exploration blocs near Abrolhos national park, they were told by their boss, Eduardo Bim, to think again. Bim had been […]

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by Daniel Polk Slick Policy: Environmental and Science Policy in the Aftermath of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill, by Teresa Sabol Spezio (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019) After catastrophe strikes, the subsequent social consequences are products not of nature but of culture. How societies rebuild or regroup is determined by power structures, ideologies, and […]

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“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]

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