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Congress Offers $1 Billion for Climate Aid, Falling Short of Biden’s Pledge – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Congress has proposed $1 billion to help poor countries cope with climate change, a figure that falls significantly short of President Biden’s promise that the United States will spend $11.4 billion annually by 2024 to ensure developing nations…

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s National Crusade Against Climate Action – The New York Times

When a lawsuit was filed to block the nation’s first major offshore wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, it appeared to be a straightforward clash between those who earn their living from the sea and others who would install turbines…

Biden Promises Protections for Nevada’s Spirit Mountain

WASHINGTON — President Biden pledged Wednesday that he would preserve the Spirit Mountain area in southern Nevada, which contains some of the most biologically diverse and culturally significant lands in the Mojave Desert. “I’m committed to protecting this sacred place…

Court to Reconsider Trump-Era Decision That Favored Alaska Road Project

A federal appeals court has vacated a ruling that would have helped to clear the way for a project to build a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska. The court said it would rehear the case, which involves…

In a First, US Pays Tribes to Move Away From Climate Threats – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will give money to five Native American tribes to help them relocate away from rivers and coastlines, potentially creating a model for other communities around the country as the effects of climate change get worse….

As Climate Change Worsens, US Weighs Which Communities to Save – The New York Times

SHOALWATER BAY INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. — The van carrying tribal officials veered off the coastal highway, away from the Pacific and onto a dirt path hidden by cedar and spruce trees. After climbing an old logging road, it emerged into…

Yes, Biden’s Green Policies Are Seriously Hurting Domestic Oil Production

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he has not stopped or stalled oil production; despite this, the Biden administration has implemented policies that are derailing domestic fossil fuel output. Biden asserted that he wanted to “debunk some myths” about his…

Inside Big Greens’ Legal War To Dismantle Oil And Gas Leasing

Environmental groups are waging a war of attrition against the Department of the Interior’s oil and gas leasing programs. They’re unleashing an onslaught of court challenges and scoring legal settlements to stop federal mineral leasing in its tracks in an…

Biden Prepares Actions to Cut Emissions After Signing Climate Bill – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Fresh off signing expansive climate legislation, President Biden and his administration are planning a series of executive actions to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help keep the planet from warming to dangerous temperatures, senior White House officials…

Maine’s congressional delegation can lead on climate change and election integrity – Bangor Daily News

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. John M. Fitzgerald of Sedgwick is counsel to the nonprofit organization Methane Action. He also…

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