Environmental Health

Senate Would Boost Energy Spending, Level-Fund Environment Agencies

"Energy and environmental agencies avoided major cuts and most controversial policy riders in Senate spending bills released this morning. The Senate Appropriations Committee released its 12 annual government funding bills, without holding any markups, to serve as an opening bid in negotiations with the House."

Source: E&E News, 11/11/2020

Biden Transition Team For Environment Includes Former Obama Officials

"President-elect Joe Biden’s transition teams for the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department will be run by several agency alumni who served under President Barack Obama and helped craft regulations like the Clean Power Plan and tougher fuel economy standards for vehicles."

Source: Reuters, 11/11/2020

"Wildfires Emerge as Threat to Water Quantity Across Parched West"

"As the largest wildfire in Colorado history spread beyond 200,000 acres, Mark Kempton began to worry it would incinerate so much of the Fort Collins watershed that the city would be unable to guarantee water to its residents."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/10/2020

Trump Admin Removes Scientist in Charge of Assessing Climate Change

"The White House has removed the scientist responsible for the National Climate Assessment, the federal government’s premier contribution to climate knowledge and the foundation for regulations to combat global warming, in what critics interpreted as the latest sign that the Trump administration intends to use its remaining months in office to continue impeding climate science and policy."

Source: NYTimes, 11/10/2020

"Biden to Move Fast to Strike Down Trump’s Environmental Agenda"

"The EPA and Interior Department under President-elect Joe Biden will have a range of tools at their disposal to start undoing President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda on the environment, according to former agency officials, lawyers, and environmentalists."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/09/2020

"Trump Leaves Unfinished Business in Environmental Litigation"

"In four years, President Donald Trump and his appointees in the Environmental Protection Agency, Interior Department, and other agencies made dramatic regulatory changes that sparked an ongoing series of legal battles. Biden’s team is expected to reverse course on big-ticket items, stopping many of those lawsuits in their tracks."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/09/2020

Biden Announces Covid Task Force Made Up Of Physicians And Experts

"President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his coronavirus task force, a group made up entirely of doctors and health experts, signaling his intent to seek a science-based approach to bring the raging pandemic under control."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2020

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