Supreme Court sharply limits regulation of carbon emissions


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The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Supreme Court sharply limits regulation of carbon emissions

By Paul Blumenthal and Alexander C. Kaufman
The Supreme Court just made it much harder for the U.S. government to respond to climate change in a 6-3 decision in the case of West Virginia v. EPA.
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US Supreme Court hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions

By Oliver Milman
Court sides with Republican states as ruling represents landmark moment in rightwing effort to dismantle ‘regulatory state’.
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Supreme Court limits EPA’s power to combat climate change

By Robert Barnes and Dino Grandoni
The decision risks putting the U.S. further off track from President Biden’s goal of running the power grid on clean energy by 2035.
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US Supreme Court Votes to Cook the Planet by Limiting EPA’s Power

By Lloyd Alter
To nobody's surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 to make it impossible for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect the environment from climate change, to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power…
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Biden administration holding its first onshore oil sales

By Matthew Brown
The U.S. government this week is holding its first onshore oil and natural gas drilling lease auctions since President Joe Biden took office after a federal court blocked the administration’s attempt to suspend such sales…
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DOE: Here’s what’s happened to EV, renewable, fossil jobs

By David Iaconangelo
Much of the fossil fuel industry continued to hemorrhage jobs last year, even as employment in the electric car sector increased dramatically, according to a report today from the Department of Energy.
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How the U.S. Supreme Court could hobble Biden’s climate efforts

By Valerie Volcovici
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this week that will determine the degree to which the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions as an air pollutant.
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From Scholz to Biden, a G-7 scorecard of how each leader got on

By Chiara Albanese
Ukraine dominated the summit, but each leader had his own aim Domestic considerations were never far away for G-7 chiefs.
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Gas piped into homes contains risky chemicals

By Elena Shao
While the concentrations are low, the chemicals are potentially dangerous and some are linked to cancer risk, the researchers found.
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Subverting climate science in the classroom

By Katie Worth
Oil and gas representatives influence the standards for courses and textbooks, from kindergarten to 12th grade.
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