"New Mexico lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill to protect federal lands around the Chaco Canyon from drilling and mining, attempting to permanently shield the Native American cultural site from recurring attempts at oil and gas leasing."
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- Source: Reuters, 04/10/2019
"By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency."Source: LA Times, 04/10/2019
"Scientists and officials around the US have told the Guardian that the Trump administration has withdrawn funding for a large, successful conservation program – in direct contradiction of instructions from Congress."Source: Guardian, 04/10/2019
"Two House Oversight and Reform panels met yesterday to discuss climate change, but they didn't do much overseeing."Source: E&E Daily, 04/10/2019
"Nicole Nason, the new head of the Federal Highway Administration, tried to delay EPA efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars under President George W. Bush, according to three people familiar with the events."Source: ClimateWire, 04/10/2019
"Holding aloft a bottle of milky orange drinking water from his home state, Kentucky Democrat John Yarmuth reminded his House colleagues about the immediate action taken when lead contamination was found in Capitol Hill office buildings."Source: E&E Daily, 04/10/2019
"Norway is walking away from billions of barrels of oil and natural gas."Source: Bloomberg, 04/10/2019
"The Maryland General Assembly on Monday overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation aimed at preventing harvests from oyster sanctuaries in five Chesapeake Bay tributaries that the state has targeted for large-scale restoration."Source: Bay Journal, 04/10/2019
"As a boy, Francisco Ramirez Cruz loved hiking with his grandfather up into the mountains of central Mexico. While the old man grazed sheep or hunted for wild mushrooms, Ramirez would play amid the throngs of monarch butterflies that migrated 3,000 miles to this forest each autumn, turning the blue sky into a sea of orange."Source: LA Times, 04/10/2019
"The House and Senate both approved a seven-state agreement Monday night designed to reduce use of water from the parched Colorado River by drought-stricken Western states."Source: The Hill, 04/09/2019
"The top watchdog overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rare 'management alert' Monday warning that the agency’s public data on toxic substance releases are not accurate."Source: The Hill, 04/09/2019
"Rising temperatures are triggering cascading effects across the polar region, from diminishing ice to changes in when plants flower and where wildlife is found."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/09/2019
"In February, the White House devised a plan to challenge the scientific consensus that the burning of fossil fuels is a main driver of climate change and poses increasingly serious economic and health threats to the United States and the world. But so far, the rest of the federal government hasn’t helped the Trump administration in its quest."Source: Washington Post, 04/09/2019
"The Keystone XL pipeline. A power line crossing the James River. A big transmission project in Nebraska. These high-profile energy projects are all potential beneficiaries of President Trump's "energy dominance" agenda."Source: EnergyWire, 04/09/2019
"Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will introduce today bipartisan legislation to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, his office confirmed last night."Source: E&E Daily, 04/09/2019