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by Bernard on Wed Sep 1st, 2021 at 06:54:17 PM EST
... about a boycott of media events hosted by... Politico.

EU NGOs to boycott media events sponsored by fossil fuel firms

Sixteen European civil society organizations said Thursday they would no longer attend media events sponsored by fossil fuel companies and hosted by POLITICO Europe, the Financial Times or Euractiv.
The fossil fuel industry is "buying a platform to gain credibility and undue influence" through such sponsorships, the organizations wrote in a joint letter to the media organizations.
POLITICO regularly hosts events on EU policy, and some have been sponsored by firms such as oil giant Shell.

The NGOs -- which include Corporate Europe Observatory, the European Federation of Public Service Unions, Greenpeace and Transport & Environment, among others -- are calling on the three media outlets to drop fossil fuel firms as sponsors.

The usual blurb about "editorial independence", etc...

A spokesperson for POLITICO Europe stressed that event sponsors have no influence on the organization's editorial content and that "the objectivity, independence and integrity applied to our coverage ... also apply to our POLITICO Live events."
by Bernard on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 08:33:17 PM EST
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California water suppliers cast 1st challenge to strict drought rules
In a lawsuit filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, the suppliers argue they were denied due process when state regulators ordered thousands of landowners last month to cease diversions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta due to drought conditions. They claim the sweeping water curtailments were based off faulty data and will cause permanent damage to pricey fruit and nut orchards.
Judge blocks county from cutting off water to South Asian immigrants in rural California
"Chief U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of the Eastern District of California found the permit process, which requires applicants to list parcel numbers and zoning categories, created unreasonable barriers for non-English speakers" promised rose gardens AND personal privacy

archived San Franciso drought resiliency, reacted with disbelief, Sep 11th, 2020

by Cat on Mon Sep 6th, 2021 at 04:12:22 PM EST
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APsplainin Photos show black slick in water near Gulf oil rig after Ida for 1.5 weeks.

Finally, APsplainin confirms a duck: After Ida oil spill, divers put ["]containment dome["] on pipeline

Houston-based Talos Energy said in a statement that its oil spill response contractor had installed the containment dome Monday evening, allowing for the recovery of the oil coming from the sheared-off 1-foot-diameter (30-centimeter-diameter) pipe and transferring it to surface vessels.

Talos said it does not own the ruptured pipeline that divers identified as ["]the likely source["] of an 11-mile-long [!] (18-kilometer-long) oil slick that appeared after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29.

The Associated Press first reported last week that aerial photos showed a large brown and black oil slick spreading about 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The broken pipe is in relatively shallow [?!] water, at about 34 feet (10 meters) of depth.

'slike a wading pool
by Cat on Wed Sep 8th, 2021 at 08:42:22 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Sep 24th, 2021 at 10:28:34 PM EST
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Lava from La Palma eruption reaches the Atlantic
setting off huge plumes of steam and possibly [BWAH!] toxic gases that required local residents outside the evacuation zone to remain indoors on Wednesday.
ppm safety story developing ...
by Cat on Wed Sep 29th, 2021 at 02:44:57 PM EST
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