"Donald Trump is preparing a novel campaign strategy for a president who’s pulling the U.S. from the international Paris accord on climate change, cheer-leading for coal, one of the dirtiest source of power, and suggesting that wind turbines cause cancer. He’s going to tout his environmental credentials."
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"If oil is moving through Oregon, it’s Michael Zollitsch’s job to know about it. He oversees the state’s emergency responses to oil spills and other environmental disasters."Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting, 04/09/2019
"President Trump is heading to Texas tomorrow to sign two executive orders aimed at boosting an oil and gas sector he's long touted as an ally. Whether that move will pay off for the industry in terms of substantial regulatory relief, or for Trump's 2020 prospects, is unclear."Source: EnergyWire, 04/09/2019
"More Mexican gray wolves are roaming the American Southwest now than at any time since federal biologists began reintroducing the predators more than two decades ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday."Source: AP, 04/09/2019
"The state of California filed a lawsuit on Friday seeking to force two federal agencies to provide data they used to justify rolling back landmark Obama-era vehicle emission standards, accusing the Trump administration of “willfully withholding” information."Source: Reuters, 04/08/2019
"Federal judges today scrapped another Obama-era effort to crack down on planet-warming gases used in refrigeration and cooling."
"A Northern California congressman has renewed his targeting of acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt with the introduction of a new ethics reform bill."
"Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit for the project in a bid to get around an earlier court ruling."Source: AP, 04/08/2019
"As Mississippi’s governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage project in the Mississippi Delta that had been killed by the George W. Bush administration because of its potential impact on wetlands and wildlife."Source: AP, 04/08/2019
"The Department of Agriculture is looking to scale back its fight against the emerald ash borer, even as the deadly bug continues to kill trees in 35 states and may be expanding its appetite to other species."
"EV sales are rising, and an eclectic mix of companies are getting into the charging game. Utilities like Duke see a revenue opportunity that could slip away."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/08/2019
"The kickoff of a big solar-plus-storage plant in Florida — following one in Arizona and another in Arkansas — means that a new power duo is climbing the charts among electric utilities."Source: EnergyWire, 04/08/2019
"Sniped at for decades by health advocates, Russia’s doggedly defiant producer of asbestos — a substance banned as a killer by more than 60 countries — thinks it has perhaps finally found the perfect figure for a campaign to rehabilitate the product’s deeply stained image: President Trump."Source: NY Times, 04/08/2019
"The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs."Source: NY Times, 04/08/2019
"A previously undisclosed invoice indicates that David Bernhardt, President Trump’s choice to lead the Interior Department, continued to lobby for a major client several months after he filed official papers saying that he had ended his lobbying activities."Source: NY Times, 04/05/2019