Latest Environmental policy News

Iowa's high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

Jun. 18, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts. ...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason'

Jun. 17, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden's policies on energy production and climate...

No breakthrough during 'exhausting' online climate talks

Jun. 17, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — No breakthroughs have been made on key issues during three weeks of international climate talks that ended Thursday, officials said, with plans now for a select group of ministers to come together next month in the hope of making progress ahead of a U.N. summit in November. ...

Vatican hosts faith leaders ahead of Glasgow climate meeting

Jun. 17, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican will host a gathering of faith leaders this fall to build momentum behind a moral appeal for strong, courageous commitments to be taken at a November climate change conference in Glasgow, organizers said Thursday. The Vatican foreign minister,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Can Iowa’s GOP leaders please outline their vision for K-12 education? When pretty much anything is considered a school, it’s a free-for-all Gov. Kim Reynolds should outline her vision for the future...

Fed chief Powell: Climate policy is for elected officials

Jun. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says the central bank can help assess risks to banks from climate change but that addressing the broader issue is up to private companies and elected officials, underlining that U.S. central bankers are not climate policy makers....

California urges EPA to let state set car-emissions standard

Jun. 02, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards, an action that would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in...

Nations begin 3 weeks of grueling climate talks online

May. 31, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Officials from around the globe begin three weeks of grueling climate talks Monday that will involve grappling with a number of thorny political issues without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, due to pandemic restrictions. The U.N. climate office in...

Environmental group sues over post-fire tree removal

May. 25, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Forest Service claiming it unlawfully approved the removal of burned trees in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The Klamath Forest Alliance's lawsuit accuses the agency of improperly “categorically...

EU court tells Poland to halt lignite mine on Czech border

May. 21, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union’s top court on Friday ordered Poland to immediately stop mining brown coal at the Turow mine, on the border with the Czech Republic and Germany. The Czech Republic filed in March for an injunction, saying the open-cast lignite...