National (U.S.)

"DOE: Coal Rule Might Help Client Of Ex-Lobbyist Who Crafted It"

"The official who's leading the charge for the Trump administration's effort to subsidize coal plants is a longtime lobbyist who represented a troubled Ohio utility that stands to directly benefit from the proposed change."

Source: ClimateWire, 11/06/2017

"EPA: New Adviser Suggested Clean Air's 'Not Good For The Children'"

"A newly appointed member to a top U.S. EPA advisory panel suggested in 2012 that children need exposure to contaminated air to help their lungs ward off pollutants, according to a profile by a leading scientific organization."

Source: Greenwire, 11/06/2017

US Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicts Trump Officials

"Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization."

Source: NY Times, 11/06/2017

Pruitt, Staff To Attend Chem Industry Meeting At Luxury Resort Next Week

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will travel next week to address the American Chemistry Council’s board meeting at a high-end resort on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, his spokesman confirmed Thursday."

Source: Washington Post, 11/03/2017

"Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer"

"A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response."

Source: NY Times, 11/03/2017

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