Meanwhile, the fight against Line 3 in Minnesota is continuing on the ground as Enbridge plows ahead with construction.
The official’s comments, alongside the court’s ruling, cast doubt on the integrity of the Trump administration’s approval process for oil and gas development in Alaska.
The National Wildlife Federation argues that the rushed comment period in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ensures that public opposition will not be heard adequately.
The spill has mostly taken the form of oil patties that range in size from a quarter to a manhole cover, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.
"...there is a long way to go before they can be viewed as aligned with the Paris Agreement and the risk of stranded assets is still very real.”
The new rule would allow drilling without public review or environmental reviews that would analyze the impact of industrial actions.
While the full health impacts of the fire weren’t immediately known, a storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers like myself have warned the petrochemical industry about for decades.
The communities surrounding these terminals are constantly at risk of being inundated with a stew of oil and toxic materials."
Environmental, economic and political forces have converged, threatening to finally upend fossil fuel dominance.
"Like so much of what Trump is pursuing now, this is a targeted strike against environmental justice and racial justice."