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"Hawaii Enacts Law Committing To Goals Of Paris Climate Accord"

"Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to enact legislation to bring its environmental standards in line with the Paris climate accord, officials said on Wednesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the global agreement."

Source: Reuters, 06/08/2017

"Canada’s Strategy on Climate Change: Work With American States"

"OTTAWA — The timing was coincidental, but the meeting had a new urgency. One day after President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord — saying he was elected to serve Pittsburgh, not Paris — the transport minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet visited with the mayor of Pittsburgh to discuss climate change."

Source: NY Times, 06/08/2017

Inspector General Probing Whether EPA Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

"The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, according to a letter the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained."

Source: HuffPost, 06/07/2017

Trump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer as Top DOJ Environment Attorney

"Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a lawyer who has repeatedly challenged the scientific foundations of U.S. climate policy and was part of a legal team that represented BP in lawsuits stemming from the nation's worst oil spill, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, was nominated by President Donald Trump on Tuesday to serve as the Justice Department's top environmental lawyer."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/07/2017


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