Trump Administration Makes It ...

Nov 8, 2019 by

The Trump administration changed a 25-year-old policy to make it easier for coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to improve their beaches.

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E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing...

Nov 4, 2019 by

The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the seepage of toxic pollution into water supplies from the ash of coal burning power plants, a change that coal industry leaders say could keep plants open longer and which environmental groups fear will increase the risk of water contamination.

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E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

The Trump administration is expected to roll back an Obama-era regulation to limit dangerous heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants, according to two people familiar with the plans.

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EPA Boss, a Former Koch Exec, ...

Oct 17, 2019 by

A former Koch Industries chemicals expert appointed by the Trump administration to run the Environmental Protection Agency’s research office participated in conversations about the safety of formaldehyde even though he said he would recuse himself due to his conflict of interest, Politico reports.

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Trump’s USDA Is Letting Factor...

Oct 4, 2019 by

Workers are getting injured, but the Department of Agriculture says their safety is not its responsibility.

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Court: Trump’s EPA Can’t...

Oct 2, 2019 by

A Trump-appointed judge was involved in the ruling. Without a strong plan for cutting coal power plant emissions, meeting ozone requirements gets much harder.

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Killing California car polluti...

Oct 2, 2019 by

If you want to upend a half-century of legal tradition, you better have a damn-solid argument to justify your move. Especially if it’s a legal move so broad that it could nullify local speed limits.

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Trump to bar California from s...

Sep 17, 2019 by

The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and blocking states from setting tailpipe emission rules — a move that will spark a furious legal challenge, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday

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Interior Dept. Takes Next Step...

Sep 13, 2019 by

The Trump administration reached a milestone this week in its plan to open a pristine part of Alaska to oil and gas development with the release of a final report on the environmental impact of the plan.

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Trump Administration to Roll B...

Sep 12, 2019 by

The Trump administration on Thursday announced the repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation that had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and other bodies of water.

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A step too far for the Appalac...

Sep 4, 2019 by

The Trump administration wants to allow a pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail on federal lands. Congress should say no.

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USDA Buries Sweeping Plan Prio...

Aug 30, 2019 by

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) prevented the release of a plan for how the agency can effectively respond to the impacts of climate change, such as by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through practices like increasing carbon storage in crops and soils.

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The Trump administration tried...

Aug 16, 2019 by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is supposed to use the “latest available science” to help the nation’s farmers avoid risk, according to its own mission.

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Trump Weakens Endangered Speci...

Aug 13, 2019 by

The changes also let the government consider economic interests and could open doors to oil and gas drilling and mining in sensitive areas, including the Arctic.

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States Sue Trump Administratio...

Aug 13, 2019 by

A coalition of 29 states and cities on Tuesday sued to block the Trump administration from easing restrictions on coal-burning power plants.

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Nearly 100 percent of Trump fu...

Aug 1, 2019 by

President Trump has made a big deal out of his admiration for farmers, calling them “some of the most incredible people in our country,” and “patriots.” But, based on newly acquired data on federal subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, his administration may not have been thinking of all farmers — mostly just the rich, white ones.

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The environmental case for a T...

Jul 31, 2019 by

On July 1, 2019, the boards members of Friends of the Earth and Friends of the Earth Action passed a resolution calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to begin an impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump.

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Controversial agency relocatio...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Critics of the Trump administration’s efforts say the decision is politically motivated.

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E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ab...

Jul 15, 2019 by

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to weaken rules that for the past quarter-century have given communities a voice in deciding how much pollution may legally be released by nearby power plants and factories.

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Trump’s EPA May Be About to Sc...

Jul 1, 2019 by

The public has until July 1 to comment on the Pebble Mine project. TODAY

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EPA’s air pollution chie...

Jun 26, 2019 by

EPA air pollution chief Bill Wehrum is leaving the Environmental Protection Agency after House Democrats began an investigation into his ties to his old law firm.

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Reparations Are Not Just About...

Jun 20, 2019 by

On the heels of Wednesday’s historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years…

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E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to R...

Jun 19, 2019 by

Loading coal at the Spring Creek Mine in southern Montana. The mine’s owner, Cloud Peak Energy, declared bankruptcy in May.

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U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabot...

Jun 17, 2019 by

Whether in Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea or one of the 20 countries under the boot of U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration is using its economic weight to try to exact regime change or major policy changes in countries around the globe

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Virginia ban on uranium mining...

Jun 17, 2019 by

The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia’s ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trump’s administration to the 1982 moratorium.

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Big Oil and environmentalists ...

Jun 11, 2019 by

One of the Trump administration’s latest environmental regulatory rollbacks has managed to piss off both Big Oil and environmentalists.

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WaPo: WH Barred Science-Based ...

Jun 10, 2019 by

The Washington Post is reporting that the White House barred a senior State Department intelligence analyst from issuing a testimony describing climate change as “possibly catastrophic” to the House Intelligence Committee.

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Ohio’s Nuclear Bailout Plan Ba...

Jun 3, 2019 by

It’s a trifecta the Trump administration has pushed for nationally, with businesses and homeowners footing the bill for uneconomical power plants.

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Greenland’s Hidden Secret

May 29, 2019 by

Greenland is the Key to Global Sea Level Rise

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‘Bombshell’ Report...

May 8, 2019 by

“If Administrator Wheeler and the Trump administration won’t act, then Congress must.”

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