Oak Creek, Corvallis OR, by Maddie Maffia

The water protection industry employs more people than coal or steel. Trump is changing that.

by Nick Mott, NPR


Highlights:

  • An estimated half of wetlands across the country and 18% of streams will not have federal protection with the new rollback of water regulation
  • The wetland mitigation industry fears their jobs could be lost due to these new environmental rollbacks 
  • Many wetlands have been restored with the help of “mitigation banks” that pool investor money and work on large scale restoration projects

We at The Climate Center are focusing on California, the world’s 5th largest economy, to enact the emissions reduction and sequestration policies necessary for rapid decarbonization.

 


Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/02/01/801000605/as-regulations-roll-back-could-clean-water-protection-business-dry-up

Maddie Maffia
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