"Supporters and opponents of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada are ramping up their advocacy efforts in hopes of swaying Congress and the Trump administration."
"The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, which President Donald Trump proposed eliminating earlier this year, would be fully funded under an appropriations bill released Tuesday."
"The House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday afternoon will mark up its fiscal 2018 spending bill for the Interior Department and U.S. EPA."
"The new chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which monitors significant public health concerns, including the impact of sugary beverages on obesity and heart disease, will be led by Brenda Fitzgerald, a Georgia physician whose signature childhood obesity project was underwritten by Coca-Cola."
"President Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to assemble teams to aggressively scale back government regulations. But the effort — a signature theme in Mr. Trump’s populist campaign for the White House — is being conducted in large part out of public view and often by political appointees with deep industry ties and potential conflicts."
"Solar farms planted on an abandoned nuclear plant site or powering a coal museum or atop a strip mine offer stark images of the ascendance of renewables."
"Environmental and progressive organizations are uniting to oppose the Senate’s broad energy legislation as it heads for a potential vote."
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