"As the Trump administration finalizes its plan to roll back Obama-era mileage standards, California announced it would sign a deal with yet another automaker to produce cars meeting stricter standards."
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- Source: The Hill, 04/01/2020
"At least seven National Park Service employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, yet the Trump administration continues to operate the park system that attracts thousands of Americans each day."Source: Washington Post, 04/01/2020
"When the Trump administration rolled back endangered species protections in the Bay Area delta that serves as the hub of California’s water-supply system, the state decided to go its own way. It sued the federal government and also set about drafting its own delta rules under the California Endangered Species Act."Source: LA Times, 04/01/2020
"Few industries have survived the novel coronavirus pandemic unscathed — and the renewable energy sector is no exception. But market watchers say there are signs that wind and solar companies are in a better position to rebound from the crisis than their counterparts in the oil and gas industry."Source: ClimateWire, 04/01/2020
"President Trump talked yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to convince him to bring to an end a global price war that's crippling U.S. oil producers."Source: EnergyWire, 04/01/2020
"President Trump is calling for a $2 trillion infrastructure package as part of the government’s emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic."Source: CNBC, 04/01/2020
"For decades, Americans have been sorting their trash believing that most plastic could be recycled. But the truth is, the vast majority of all plastic produced can't be or won't be recycled. In 40 years, less than 10% of plastic has ever been recycled."Source: NPR, 04/01/2020
"The EPA has failed to warn residents who live near most plants that emit significant amounts of the carcinogenic gas ethylene oxide about the potential dangers to their health, the agency’s inspector general concluded Tuesday."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/01/2020
"In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as a setting for the movie “On Golden Pond,” broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports."Source: AP, 04/01/2020
"The Trump administration, scrambling as deadlines approach, plans soon to release rules on fuel efficiency for new cars and trucks that have pitted the federal government against California on a policy key to combating climate change."Source: LA Times, 03/31/2020
"The US agriculture giant Monsanto and the German chemical giant BASF were aware for years that their plan to introduce a new agricultural seed and chemical system would probably lead to damage on many US farms, internal documents seen by the Guardian show."Source: Guardian, 03/31/2020
"There’s a hidden cost to the way Florida’s farmers bring in the sugar crop. Just visit the hospitals and measure the climate impact."Source: Bloomberg Green, 03/31/2020
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its plans to withdraw a proposed rule on Tuesday that would have otherwise granted protections under the Endangered Species Act to sage-grouse populations in California and Nevada."Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 03/31/2020
"EPA scientist Cate Jenkins blasted out an email last week questioning whether the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, can be transmitted orally through food and whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have failed to convey the potential risk to the public."Source: Greenwire, 03/31/2020
"Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean famous for its turquoise waters, giant tortoises and wondrous birds, has extended protection to 400,000 square kilometers (154,000 square miles) of its seas, an area twice the size of Great Britain."Source: Mongabay, 03/31/2020