"The greenwashing continues. Don’t fall for it." "President Donald Trump continues to greenwash his dismal environmental record ahead of the 2020 presidential election, most recently with a speech Tuesday in Jupiter, Florida, touting his “environmental accomplishments.”"
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"Environmental justice leaders say they are perplexed by EPA chief Andrew Wheeler’s commitments to low-income communities of color — one of the main themes of a speech he gave in California."
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"Police arrested more than 70 environmental activists who blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday."
"Dozens of House Democrats are calling for the climate crisis to be a central focus of the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates." "In 2016, debate moderators did not ask a single question about the climate crisis. Dozens of lawmakers want to make sure that doesn’t happen again."
"It's not much — white exterior walls, a chair and office phone inside, behind a door the EPA administrator could close behind himself. A photo obtained by E&E News under the Freedom of Information Act shows the secure phone booth EPA installed for then-Administrator Scott Pruitt."
"The Food and Drug Administration’s chief spokeswoman, who has been in the job less than two weeks, was removed from her role as of noon Friday, part of continued fallout from a White House news conference featuring inaccurate claims that convalescent plasma dramatically reduced mortality for patients with covid-19."
"President Trump and his allies mischaracterized Joe Biden’s energy agenda at several points during the Republican National Convention."