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With the nation locked down due to the coronavirus outbreak, members of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) last week compared the dangers of the pandemic with climate change and discussed how to leverage reporting on the public health crisis into advancing environmental policies.


City officials from Broomfield, Colo. failed in their attempt to stop the production plans of Extraction Oil & Gas this week as a state district judge blocked the city’s order and criticized officials for placing politics over public health.

As municipalities and states seek new ways to combat the coronavirus, plastic bags used to take food and supplies out of stores are finding renewed popularity as a safer alternative to reusable bags. It’s a strong reversal for many jurisdictions which have undertaken campaigns in recent years to ban the use of plastic bags.

Via Food Bank of the Rockies Facebook

As the coronavirus crisis deepens throughout the United States, the oil and natural gas industry across the West is working to support local communities struggling with economic and health challenges.