National (U.S.)

Scrapping Climate Protections Would Erase $300 Billion in Benefits

"The Trump administration has been systematically dismantling the nation's climate change regulations, often claiming a high cost of compliance as justification. But a new study says keeping those rules would actually save nearly $300 billion a year by 2030."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/08/2017

"U.S. Interior Department Rescinds Coal Valuation Rule"

"The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Monday it has rescinded an Obama-era rule that reformed how energy companies value sales of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal land to protect taxpayers because it caused 'confusion and uncertainty' for energy companies."

Source: Reuters, 08/08/2017

"EPA: No Review Of Mine Spill Claims After State, Tribe Sued"

"Days after the Environmental Protection Agency pledged to reconsider damage claims it previously rejected after a mine spill, the agency said Monday it could not review multimillion-dollar requests from the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation because both have sued the agency."

Source: AP, 08/08/2017

"Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S."

"The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration."

Source: NY Times, 08/08/2017

"U.S. To Relax Rules Protecting Sage Grouse, In Win For Oil Drillers"

"The U.S. Interior Department on Monday launched an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to both preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil development in western states where they live."

Source: Reuters, 08/08/2017

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