A sneak peek at 2015’s big environment news

February 2, 2015

Think no one’s paying attention to the big environmental issues of the day? Think again.

Last month, an overflow crowd attended an event at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC to hear journalists like the Wall Street Journal’s Amy Harder, Bloomberg’s Larry Pearl, and Randy Loftis of the Dallas Morning News, discuss their predictions for the top environment and energy stories in 2015. For the third year in a row, the Wilson Center and the Society of Environmental Journalists cosponsored “The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy,” an examination of the controversies, newsmakers and events like to hit the headlines in the months ahead.

Top on the list:

  • The US EPA’s release of the Clean Power Plan, an ambitious effort to reduce carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants
  • Climate talks in Paris this December, the last, best chance for an international accord on combatting climate change
  • Restoration of the full protections of the Clean Water Act to two million miles of streams and many types of wetlands

You can hear the lively discussion of these and many more timely issues at the Wilson Center website.

Resource Media was a proud cosponsor of the event. Because if there’s one thing we know, it’s that issues like these deserve all the attention we can give them.

Cat Lazaroff