January 2, 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his proposal to divest the $200 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund (Common Fund) from fossil fuel investments, favoring, instead, significant dedication of the portfolio to investments that advance clean energy. Cuomo asserts t...

January 2, 2018

The Republican tax-reform bill, which passed in Congress and was signed by President Trump in December, includes a provision directing the Interior Department to hold “lease sales” in a coastal portion of the 19-million-acre Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANW...

January 2, 2018

Although EPA previously acknowledged the danger to human health of three toxic chemicals, namely methylene chloride, N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), and trichloroethylene (TCE), this month it has dropped a proposed ban and rendered ongoing enforcement actions related theret...

January 2, 2018

To prevent mining companies from dodging their responsibility to the public, the Obama administration published a rule that required mining operations to prove they can bear the cost of pollution cleanup related to their operations; these cleanup costs had previously b...

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