Climate Change

"EPA: The Skeptics Who Could Snag Science Adviser Slots"

"Climate skeptics may soon join a key science advisory panel at U.S. EPA. A number of people who reject the findings of mainstream climate science are being considered by the Trump administration for spots on EPA's Science Advisory Board, a voluntary but influential panel that reviews science used in environmental regulations."

Source: ClimateWire, 09/15/2017

Realtors Block Sea-Level Warnings That Could Crimp Coastal Profits

"All along the coast of the southeast United States, the real estate industry confronts a hurricane. Not the kind that swirls in the Atlantic, but a storm of scientific information about sea-level rise that threatens the most lucrative, commission-boosting properties."

Source: McClatchy, 09/14/2017

California Sues The Trump Administration Over Fuel Ecomony Standards

"California sued the federal government Monday over the Trump administration’s decision to postpone indefinitely a decision by former President Barack Obama to dramatically increase the penalties for violating federal fuel economy standards."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 09/14/2017

"U.S. House Votes to Block Climate Rules, Using Critical Budget Bill"

"The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to cut funding from key climate protection rules and rejected an attempt to save regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency from being closed. But lawmakers voted against an amendment to cut $1.9 billion from the EPA's budget, which would have dealt a devastating blow to the beleaguered agency."

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/14/2017

"Harvey's Flooding Blamed In Major Gasoline Spill In Texas"

"Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters triggered a spill of almost a half-million gallons of gasoline from two storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel, marking the largest spill reported to date from a storm that slammed into the heart of Texas' huge petrochemical industry."

Source: AP, 09/13/2017

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