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Tag: Department of the Interior

Biden admin takes ‘long overdue’ steps to limit methane emissions from...

The U.S. Department of the Interior takes a bold step forward with new rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal and Tribal lands, marking a significant leap towards sustainable energy practices and environmental stewardship.

Department of Interior allocates $63.8 million to clean up orphaned oil...

“Through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, we are investing in the nation’s future by addressing legacy pollution on public lands."

Department of the Interior announces funding for states to clean up...

“The Department is taking a thoughtful and methodical approach to implementing the orphaned oil and gas well program that aims to get money to states as quickly as possible while being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars."

Biden administration reverses Trump-era policy that opened new oil development in...

The Biden administration will revert to "a 2013 Obama administration plan issued that protected about half of the reserve."

Biden Interior Dept denounced for giving big oil green light to...

"The Arctic should be protected, not turned into a noisy, dirty oil field."

Trump’s ANWR drilling leases under review: Biden admin looking at ‘legal...

"This is really the time that Congress should take action, and restore the protections by dismantling the leasing program."

Pro-fossil fuel senators grill Deb Haaland as she bids to become...

Congressmember Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Interior Department, could become the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary if she is confirmed.

In ruling on coal mining, federal judge issues latest rebuke of...

The decision is just the latest defeat of Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's attempts to curb emissions from the coal industry and other fossil fuel businesses, ignoring public opinion and scientists who agree that fossil fuel extraction is contributing to the rapid warming of the planet.

Trump’s pick to head Interior blocked report warning of pesticide risk...

"It's outrageous that Trump, Bernhardt and the industry hacks inhabiting this administration are speeding the extinction of nearly 1,400 endangered species by refusing to take any action on chlorpyrifos."

Oil execs brag about having ‘direct access’ to Trump’s pick for...

This culture of access has had real environmental consequences.

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This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.

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Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law for environmental justice

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.