Environmental Politics

"Trump's Alarming Environmental Rollback: What's Been Scrapped So Far"

"Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal may have followed months of anguished division amongst his closest advisers, but his administration has proceeded with quiet efficiency in its dismantling of other major environmental policies."

Source: Guardian, 07/06/2017

"Jerry Brown to Announce a Climate Summit Meeting in California"

"On Thursday evening, Governor Brown will mount a new challenge to the administration on climate change. In a videoconference address to a global citizen festival in Hamburg, Germany, where President Trump and other officials will negotiate wording of a statement on the Paris climate change accord, Governor Brown will issue a sweeping invitation to a global 'climate action' summit meeting in San Francisco."

Source: NY Times, 07/06/2017

"Western Water: Groups Sue Trump Admin For Approving Calif. Tunnels"

"Fishing and environmental groups sued the Trump administration [June 29] for concluding that Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) plan to replumb California's water system would not jeopardize key threatened species.

Brown wants to build two 40-foot-diameter tunnels buried 150 feet below ground to shuttle water around the ecologically sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, where the state's two main rivers meet before flowing to the ocean through San Francisco Bay.

Source: Greenwire, 07/03/2017

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