Climate Change

Teens Suing U.S. Over Climate Ask for Exxon's 'Wayne Tracker' Emails

"Lawyers for a group of teenagers suing the U.S. government in a climate change case have asked the government and the oil industry's leading trade group to turn over emails sent and received by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson using an alias address while he was running Exxon Mobil."

Source: Reuters, 03/21/2017

"Repeal Of Obama Drilling Rule Stalls In The Senate"

"The GOP’s effort to roll back contentious Obama-era regulations is hitting a snag. Some Republican senators are coming out against a resolution that would repeal an Interior Department regulation governing oil and natural gas drilling on federal land. The rule is designed to cut down on the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas."

Source: The Hill, 03/21/2017

"Budget: Trump Proposes Slashing DOE Clean Energy Research"

While the Energy Department's nuclear weapons program get an 11% increase under the Trump budget, "clean energy, smart grid and electric vehicle initiatives favored under the Obama administration are singled out for elimination or sharp cutbacks."

Source: EnergyWire, 03/17/2017

National Academies Praise Obama Climate Report Pending Under Trump

"The United States’ top independent science experts have blessed a draft Obama administration climate science report — left behind for the Trump administration to finish — that presents a strong contrast to inaccurate scientific claims by President Trump’s top environmental official."

Source: Washington Post, 03/16/2017

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