National (U.S.)

"Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners"

"They landed, one after another, in 2015: plans for nearly a dozen interstate pipelines to move natural gas beneath rivers, mountains and people's yards. Like spokes on a wheel, they'd spread from Appalachia to markets in every direction."

Source: NPR, 07/17/2017

Trump Plan Would 'Reduce or Eliminate' Important Data Access: Alert

"A U.S. Geological Survey program coordinator has sent an alert to colleagues around the world, warning that the Trump administration's proposed 2018 budget cuts, if approved, will undermine important data-gathering programs and cooperative studies in areas including forests, volcanoes, flooding, wildfires, extreme precipitation and climate change."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/17/2017

Trump Admin Reduces Royalty Rates In First U.S. Oil, Gas Lease Sale

"The Trump administration on Thursday announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale, offering 76 million acres (30 million hectares) in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow-water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices."

Source: Reuters, 07/17/2017

The Rare Trump Appointment Actually Making Scientists Very Happy

"The appointment of fisheries biologist Chris Oliver to lead NOAA Fisheries — the agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is charged with sustainable management of commercial fisheries worth more than $140 billion — represents a striking departure from the Trump administration’s scientific and environmental personnel and policy choices."

Source: Washington Post, 07/14/2017

Trump’s ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ Energy Policies Met By ‘Sue, Baby, Sue’

"President Trump promised to grow jobs by rolling back Obama-era energy and pollution rules. And he’s fulfilling his pledge, but not how he intended. In just six months, Trump’s policies have resulted in a surge in employment — for environmental lawyers."

Source: McClatchy, 07/14/2017

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