Economy & Business

"Congressional Auditor Urges Action to Address Climate Change"

"Fires, floods and hurricanes are already costing the federal government tens of billions of dollars a year and climate change will drive those costs ever higher in coming years, a new federal study warns. The report by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s auditing arm, urges the Trump administration to take climate change risks seriously and begin formulating a response."

Source: NY Times, 10/24/2017

"Coal Plant Closures Continue Even As U.S. Ends 'Clean Power Plan'"

"U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the 'war on coal.'"

Source: Reuters, 10/16/2017

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