The New York Times features a "room for debate" among law professors in light of the recent pro-plaintiff rulings in climate cases affiliated with Our Children's Trust. Now you know what an advocacy team meeting at MCEA is like.
LA Times reports on the failure of policymakers to require adequate financial assurance for reclamation of shuttered coal mines. When the companies are already bankrupt and the mines are shut down, it's a little late to ask for the damage deposit.
Another in a series of reports on current agricultural practices and Minnesota's water quality problems. Today's story compares two farms in the Buffalo-Red River watershed district, just a few miles from the farm where yours truly grew up.
This morning, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that the commonwealth's statutory greenhouse gas emission reduction goals are enforceable, not just "aspirational," and the state's existing climate change action plan was not enough to meet those goals. The Court ordered the state department of environmental protection to adopt new rules setting emission reduction requirements. Kudos to the Court, to our friends at the Conservation Law Foundation for bringing and winning the case, and to the four high school students affiliated with Our Children's Trust who were named plaintiffs in the case.
As part of their month-long series on water, MPR's focus today was on agriculture and water quality problems. Tomorrow will be about the difficulty of arriving at solutions that are up to the scope of the problem.