Environmental Politics

"U.S. Would Slash EPA Vehicle Testing Budget Under Trump Plan"

"The Trump administration would virtually eliminate federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's budget for vehicle emissions and fuel economy testing but will seek to raise fees on industry to pay for some testing, a government document shows."

Source: Reuters, 04/05/2017

"Trump Declares End To 'War On Coal,' But Utilities Aren't Listening"

"When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America's "war on coal", usher in a new era of energy production and put miners back to work. But the biggest consumers of U.S. coal - power generating companies - remain unconvinced."

Source: Reuters, 04/05/2017

"Standing Rock's Pipeline Fight Brought Hope, Then More Misery"

"Every day is a test of endurance on the [Standing Rock Sioux] reservation, which encompasses 3,600 square miles of windswept prairie in North and South Dakota. Freezing in winter, baking in summer, the reservation's residents brave the elements in clusters of trailer parks and prefabricated homes. Some 40 percent of its 8,200 people live below the poverty line. Like other Native American communities, Standing Rock suffers from high rates of unemployment, alcoholism and suicide. The health care system is a shambles, and housing is so scarce that multiple families often cram into a single dwelling."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/04/2017

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