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New York AG says meat producing giant made misleading environmental claims to boost sales

Feb. 28, 2024 18:05 PM EST

The giant meat producer JBS was accused of making misleading claims about its greenhouse gas emission goals to boost sales among environmentally conscious consumers in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The lawsuit filed in a state court in New York...

Activists urge Nigeria to delay Shell's $2.4 billion sale of assets in deeply polluted Niger Delta

Feb. 28, 2024 09:44 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Local activists and international environmental groups want Nigeria's government to delay approving the sale of oil company Shell's onshore assets, claiming Shell is trying to shirk its environmental and social responsibilities in the highly polluted Niger Delta. ...

Evers again asks Wisconsin Republicans to release $125M to combat forever chemicals pollution

Feb. 27, 2024 14:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers reiterated Tuesday that he will veto a Republican bill that would create grants to fight pollution from so-called forever chemicals and again asked GOP lawmakers to release to environmental regulators $125 million set aside to deal with...

UN member states are meeting to plan how to tackle the world's environmental crises

Feb. 26, 2024 11:09 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s top decision-making body on the environment is meeting in Kenya's capital this week to discuss how countries can work together to tackle environmental crises like climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity. The meeting in Nairobi is the...

Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that's a major source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. ...

Evers signals he won't sign bill to fight PFAS as legislative session nears end

Feb. 21, 2024 18:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signaled Wednesday that he has no intention of signing a Republican bill that would spend tens of millions of dollars to address pollution from the so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS because it dramatically scales back regulators' enforcement...

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA's 'good neighbor' rule on power plant pollution

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as the Environmental Protection Agency sought to continue enforcing an anti-air-pollution rule in 11 states while separate legal challenges proceed around the country. The EPA's “good...

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

Feb. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution. But she did not say whether she has discussed her...

Milan bans heavy vehicles, imposes antismog measures during bout of bad air pollution

Feb. 20, 2024 11:08 AM EST

MILAN, Italy (AP) — Italy’s northern Lombardy region imposed severe antismog measures across Milan and eight surrounding provinces Tuesday to combat a particularly bad period of air pollution. The measures bar heavy motor vehicles from operating during the day and impose limits...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Feb. 19, 2024 15:11 PM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. February 15, 2024. Editorial: Raiding funds a bad way to start tax relief Gov. Jim Pillen wants to cut Nebraska’s property taxes by 40%. But he and his legislative allies can’t find an acceptable way to pay for the $2 billion reduction. ...