June 21, 2024

social and environmental justice

Michels Corporation
FERC Backstop Siting Proposal Runs into Opposition from States
FERC’s proposal to implement its backstop transmission siting authority from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ran into some opposition from states.
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Phillips Presides over 1st FERC Meeting as Chair
Acting FERC Chairman Willie Phillips presided over his first open meeting, announcing a roundtable on environmental justice and his key staffers.
Ørsted Inks Labor Agreement for US OSW Construction
Ørsted's pledge to use union labor to build its U.S. offshore wind farms is proof that clean energy investments can create good paying jobs, supporters said.
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How FERC’s Office of Public Participation is Spending its Early Days
About 30% of the calls FERC's Office of Public Participation receives have nothing to do with FERC jurisdiction, but the office isn't just hanging up.
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Vermont Senate Advances State’s 1st Environmental Justice Bill
The Vermont Senate passed a bill 28-1 that would, for the first time, legally define what environmental justice means in the state.
Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe
CARB EJ Committee Tribal Member Feels Time Pressure
A tribal representative of CARB's EJ committee wonders if the timeline for Calif.'s climate change scoping plan allows enough time to have a meaningful impact.
World Leaders at COP26: Climate Action Now
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on world leaders at the United Nations Climate Conference to phase out gas-powered cars and coal-fired power plants.
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Women Advocate for Greater Representation at COP26
Indigenous women, often disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis, should have a bigger role in COP26, the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network said.
Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Regulators Discuss Conn. Progress on ‘Equitable Modern Grid’
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority discussed its progress on its Equitable Modern Grid initiative at a recent webinar.
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Environmental Justice Communities are Leading OSW, Advocate Says
Elizabeth Yeampierre with the Climate Justice Alliance says environmental justice communities need to be allowed to speak for themselves on offshore wind.

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