www.wsj.com

Biden’s climate change policy targets oil industry

The oil industry is emerging as a primary target of President Biden's climate policy, setting the stage for a confrontation that could shape the future of the energy sector.

Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
Photo by Mihai Lazăr on Unsplash
Toxics

Dow Chemical backs effort to use New York City’s drinking water on Long Island

New York state has approved a treatment system to effectively remove the chemical 1,4-dioxane from Long Island’s water system. But one advocacy group, backed by Dow Chemical, is suing to have the area use New York City’s water instead.
www.wsj.com
Toxics

EPA leaves national standard for ozone air pollution unchanged

The Trump administration retained a national limit of 70 parts per billion for the pollutant ozone, the same standard set by the Obama administration, after business groups fought tougher standards.
www.wsj.com
Climate

Climate change shapes private-equity deal making

Firms are more closely looking at potential climate-related risks both in their current portfolios and new investments.

www.wsj.com
Toxics

In battleground Pennsylvania, fracking and renewables compete to be the future of energy

Battleground state Pennsylvania has been through several energy transitions. Now the attention is on renewables, sparked by efforts to curb planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions and the plummeting cost of wind and solar power.
www.wsj.com
Toxics

Kamala Harris’s stance on fracking could be liability in Pennsylvania

Fracking has turned Pennsylvania into the nation’s second-largest producer of natural gas. Joe Biden’s pick of fracking-foe Kamala Harris as his running mate could be a hurdle in the state for the Democrats.
www.wsj.com
Toxics

Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate in Body at High Levels - WSJ

For the second time in less than a year, a study of common sunscreen ingredients has established that the chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream at concentrations far greater than the Food and Drug Administration’s safety threshold.
www.wsj.com
Toxics

This is what it looks like when a Texas oil boom busts

A year ago, the Permian Basin region was one of America’s hottest labor markets, fueled by a fracking gold rush. Today, the oil field has all but shut down, and everyone is feeling the pain, from restaurant owners to landlords to barbers.
www.wsj.com
Climate

Coronavirus is buying time on climate change. Will we make use of it?

Carbon emissions appear to be plateauing amid the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, making dire scenarios less likely. But limiting warming will still require steep emission cuts.
www.wsj.com
Justice

Joe Biden weighs new climate proposals, despite GOP attacks

In battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Republicans are portraying the presumptive Democratic nominee as a threat to the oil and gas industry.
www.wsj.com
Climate

Shell sets more ambitious emissions goals

Royal Dutch Shell agreed Thursday to set bolder carbon-emissions goals after engaging with a group of investors representing $40 trillion in assets under management.
www.wsj.com
Toxics

How environmental movement plans to leverage the coronavirus pandemic

One hopeful development arising from the coronavirus pandemic: Global air quality is improving dramatically as the outbreak sends many countries into lockdown, climate scientists say.

From our Newsroom

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.