Joe Biden and Xi Jinping boosted their efforts to help other nations address climate change as fears over the global environment and the Covid-19 pandemic dominated the first day of world leaders addressing the annual United Nations General Assembly.
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies hit the U.S. Forest Service with a lawsuit in federal court in Montana Tuesday, challenging the decision to approve a 29,180-acre project that features 13 miles of permanent roads and allegedly threatens an imperiled population of bears.
Dakota Access pipeline attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that the project needs additional environmental review, saying that the pipeline faces a significant risk of being shut down.
President Joe Biden urged the world to turn from conflict toward cooperation against the urgent threats of climate change and disease, seeking to shore up international alliances shaken by recent U.S. foreign policy missteps.
President Joe Biden’s pledge to double the money the U.S. will spend helping poorer nations fight climate change is drawing a mixed response from environmentalists. But the real test is whether he can win over Congress and spur other countries to step up their own climate ambitions.