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Trump gutted NEPA regulations, but a Biden presidency could restore them

An environmental lawyer discusses the future of the country’s bedrock environmental law.
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EPA's top lawyer to depart

EPA General Counsel Matt Leopold said he will remain in the Washington area to practice environmental law, though he did not disclose specific plans.
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Forests are a solution to global warming. They’re also vulnerable to it

Investing in forests to fight climate change seems like a sure bet. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, pump out oxygen, and live for decades. What could go wrong?

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Justice

Judge prolongs Steven Donziger's house arrest to September

The environmental lawyer who sued Chevron will have spent 13 months in home detention awaiting trial on charges that carry a maximum sentence of six months.
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Toxics

EPA settlements are supposed to hold polluters accountable. Will coronavirus get them off the hook?

Hundreds of cities and polluting industries agreed to clean up their act after being sued by the government. Now, many are asking for leniency.
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Justice

The hell of sheltering in place without running water

Surviving a pandemic gets all the more complicated when you can't wash your hands or cook or flush your toilets.
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Toxics

As Earth Day turns 50, Pitt helps mine milestones of environmental action

The magazine Environmental Action is a time capsule of articles and essays on the great and small environmental policy topics of the day.
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Justice

Sierra Club loses legal fight against exemptions for B.C. frack dams

An environmental group has lost its legal challenge of regulatory exemptions given to a pair of dams in northern British Columbia.

Justice

50 years of environmental victories, in photos

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we look at conservation milestones since the first official day celebrating our planet in 1970.
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Justice

As Bolsonaro keeps Amazon vows, Brazil's Indigenous fear 'ethnocide'

President Jair Bolsonaro is moving aggressively to open up the Amazon rainforest to commercial development, posing an existential threat to the tribes living there.
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Toxics

The 'profoundly radical' message of the organizer of Earth Day

Fifty years on, Denis Hayes is still trying to keep the spirit that made Earth Day a world-changing event alive — and to refocus its energy on climate change.
Originals

Reading from the Book of Genesis of environmental law

I've been writing about the environment for years, but here are three presidents I don't think I've ever mentioned: James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, and William McKinley.

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How the laws that Earth Day inspired have benefited us all

The rules the Trump administration loves to criticize have made life better and healthier for millions of Americans.

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Gold mining threatens indigenous forests in the Brazilian Amazon

Illegal gold mining led to deforestation of thousands of hectares of forests inside indigenous reserves in the Brazilian Amazon, according to new satellite image analysis by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

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"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

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