"President Trump derided the Green New Deal as a “high school term paper that got a low mark.” ... Yet, despite that disdain, the goals of the far-reaching plan to tackle climate change and economic inequality are within the realm of technological possibility."
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- Source: NY Times, 02/22/2019
"Federal grazing fees for 2019 have been lowered, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Fees for 2019 were set at $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM), down from $1.41. The new AUM fee is for both BLM and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands."Source: Drovers, 02/22/2019
"A new super PAC launching on Thursday will back Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s (D) potential run for president."Source: The Hill, 02/22/2019
"Ford Motor Company said on Thursday that it was investigating how it tested the emissions and fuel efficiency of its vehicles after employees reported possible flaws with the company’s computer models."Source: NY Times, 02/22/2019
"California’s Salton Sea is a complicated place that’s not well known outside the Golden State, but its imperiled status has helped clog progress negotiating drought protection measures with water users along the Colorado River."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/22/2019
"Insufficient battery technology is the greatest impediment to a clean energy present and future. Despite what the Green New Deal says or Tesla claims, we cannot transform our electricity generation until we see a revolution in battery technology."Source: Forbes, 02/22/2019
"Operators of a century-old coal plant in Alabama say Obama-era environmental rules are behind their decision to close the facility, which first started churning out electricity in 1917."Source: EnergyWire, 02/22/2019
"As warming brings earlier spring rains in the Arctic, more permafrost thaws, releasing more methane in a difficult-to-stop feedback loop, research shows."
"Increasing spring rains in the Arctic could double the increase in methane emissions from the region by hastening the rate of thawing in permafrost, new research suggests.Source: InsideClimate News, 02/22/2019
"As sea levels rise, saltwater is entering farms near the bay, damaging crops and releasing legacy nutrients into already-polluted waterways. "Source: Civil Eats, 02/22/2019
"Only a few short weeks after President Donald Trump nominated David Bernhardt, a former oil and agriculture industry lobbyist, to run the Interior Department, the agency is facing a slew of new allegations that top officials violated federal ethics rules by keeping cozy ties to their former employers."Source: The Intercept, 02/21/2019
"The nation’s biggest coal-burning power companies paid a top lobbying firm millions of dollars to fight a wide range of Obama-era environmental rules, documents obtained by POLITICO reveal — shortly before one of the firm’s partners became President Donald Trump’s top air pollution regulator."Source: Politico, 02/21/2019
"Thousands of protests have been lodged with U.S. land managers in opposition of next month’s oil and natural gas lease sale despite a decision to remove from the offering several parcels near a national park in northwestern New Mexico."Source: AP, 02/21/2019
"Democrats are facing a defining Senate vote this week on the Green New Deal climate change plan — which Republicans hope will bolster their argument that the party is too far left for the country."Source: The Hill, 02/21/2019
"A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants, weighing nearly 2 tonnes, to Asia."Source: Reuters, 02/21/2019
"Residents of cities like Chester, outside Philadelphia, fear a rise in pollution from incinerators after China’s recycling ban".Source: Guardian, 02/21/2019