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Investing in America’s Forests is Key to Improving Environmental Health
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Investing in America’s Forests is Key to Improving Environmental Health

The America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration Act includes many practical measures to protect America’s forests, create collaborative efforts with local governments and the private sector and provide research programs to better understand the economic, environmental and climate impacts of better forest and rangeland management.

Biden’s Energy Price Shock
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Biden’s Energy Price Shock

The Wall Street Journal‘s Editorial Board writes on Biden’s energy price shock. “Europe’s climate follies have created fuel shortages and price spikes that are rippling through global energy markets. Demand for liquefied natural gas in Europe has soared due to waning wind production, the shutdown of coal and nuclear plants, and lower Russian gas deliveries....

Markets Can Provide More Sustainable Conservation
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Markets Can Provide More Sustainable Conservation

PERC CEO Brian Yablonski joins the Land Ethic podcast to discuss how markets can provide more sustainable conservation. “PERC CEO Brian Yablonski joins Dylan Bagnasco of the Land Ethic podcast to discuss free market environmentalism. Brian notes that a market-based approach to conservation will be more sustainable and insulated from fickle political winds.” Listen to...

U.S. eyes wetland restoration as hedge against climate change
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U.S. eyes wetland restoration as hedge against climate change

"Federal scientists are studying whether heat-trapping carbon dioxide can be sucked out of the atmosphere and sequestered in restored salt marshes, sea grass beds and mangrove swamps. And those wetlands can in turn protect communities along the coast from rising seas and fierce, frequent climate-driven storms."

New U.S. legislatorial effort to help streamline geothermal permitting
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New U.S. legislatorial effort to help streamline geothermal permitting

"With 90 percent of viable geothermal resources located on federally managed lands, almost all geothermal projects are subject to the NEPA review process. Currently, most geothermal exploration wells require an Environmental Assessment (EA) to be filed before exploration begins. This EA process for geothermal projects averages 10 months, meaning interested parties must wait nearly a year to determine if a viable geothermal resource even exists."

China seeks to extend critical minerals monopoly with help of Taliban
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China seeks to extend critical minerals monopoly with help of Taliban

Chris Barnard writes in The Hill that China is seeking to extend its monopoly on critical minerals with the help of the Taliban. “Ultimately, the U.S. should counteract China’s ventures in Afghanistan and the burgeoning critical minerals monopoly by going on the offensive when it comes to domestic mining, technological innovation, and non-China supply chains....

America Leads the Way on Clean Energy
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America Leads the Way on Clean Energy

"This week is about celebrating the diverse energy resources we are so fortunate to have access to, from reliable baseload resources like hydroelectricity and innovative nuclear power technologies to solar, wind, and bioenergy sources that supplement energy portfolios in states across the nation."

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