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"We will vote this dirty deal down"
plus: Hinnamnor, gelatinous gray foam, anarchist forest raves
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House Natural Resources chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is leading the Congressional opposition to the dirty Manchin pipeline deal, the outline of which Manchin has released. Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are similarly incensed at the plan to attach the Manchin deal to the government-funding bill which must pass by the end of the month to avoid a government shutdown. As Tlaib said: “I support Chair Grijalva’s call for a standalone vote, and we will vote this dirty deal down, one way or another.”
But Maxine Joselow reports that ostensibly environmentalist senators are rallying around their coal-baron colleague—Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are on board for attaching the deal to must-pass legislation. And Jeremy Dillon and Nick Sobczyk report that Environment and Public Works chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) calls the deal “essential.”
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who is running for the U.S. Senate, has expressed his full support for the dirty Manchin plan.
A three-million-gallon spill from a hog waste lagoon was hushed up by local officials, Adam Wagner reports. In the lagoon, “manure was combined with unusual ingredients like liquified hog carcasses and discarded hot dogs and deli meat in a slurry to generate methane” and a “gelatinous gray foam.” “An anaerobic digester on White Oak Farms in Fremont, N.C., split open in late May, sending foam oozing out for at least three weeks.”
This morning, Sen. Carper oversees a hearing on two pieces of legislation to combat wildland smoke from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), as well as two pro-pollution bills from Republicans: Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D.) Livestock Regulatory Protection Act, which would exempt livestock, hog waste lagoons, and CAFOs from any greenhouse pollution regulations, and Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-N.C.) RPM Act, which would exempt hot rods from air pollution regulations. In the afternoon, Carper’s committee considers three nominees for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Tribal leaders with the San Carlos Apache Tribe are calling for a rehearing of a federal appeals court’s approval of the copper mine planned at the sacred Oak Flat site in Arizona.
West Virginia is testing electric school buses.
The EPA won’t let Cheniere spew formaldehyde into the air from its LNG plants on the Gulf Caost.
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor wreaked havoc in South Korea, killing seven people trapped in a parking garage and causing widespread flooding.
A landslide triggered by heavy rain in a remote part of southwestern Uganda has killed at least 15 people.
Chad’s heaviest rainfall in over 30 years has left parts of the capital N’Djamena navigable only by boat and forced thousands to flee their flooded homes.
Flash floods in Sudan have killed 12 more people over the past week, bringing the death toll since the start of the rainy season in May to 112.
Europe’s last old-growth forests are getting clearcut for “green” energy.
If there’s one story you read today, make it Zoë Beery’s wild and woolly account of Atlanta’s un-ending anarchist anti-cop forest rave.
In one vision, governments and police are allowed to cut down forests over community opposition and build a thousand Cop Cities amid accelerating environmental collapse. In the other, forests grow, climate change slows and parties abound.
Today’s last word comes from marine geophysicist Alastair Graham:
Hearings on the Hill:
10 AM: Senate Environment and Public Works
Legislation on wildland smoke, exempting livestock greenhouse pollution from regulation, and exempting hot rods from pollution regulation
2:30 PM: Senate Environment and Public Works
Nominations of William J. Renick, Adam Wade White, and Joe H. Ritch to be Members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Climate Action Today:
12 PM: Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Buying Power: How Federal Procurement Can Drive Clean Energy Innovation