Environmental Politics

"The House Just Passed Two Bills That Would Stifle Science at the EPA"

"House Republicans just passed two bills that will make it harder for the Environmental Protection Agency to use scientific research to protect health and the environment. And they’ve done so under the deceptive guise of 'transparency.'"

Source: Vox, 03/31/2017

"Energy Department Climate Office Bans Use Of Phrase ‘Climate Change’"

"A supervisor at the Energy Department's international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases 'climate change,' 'emissions reduction' or 'Paris Agreement' in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO."

Source: Politico, 03/30/2017

"Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Over Trump Climate Actions"

"Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back his predecessor’s plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on coal sales from federal lands."

Source: AP, 03/30/2017

Trump Wants To Cut Programs That Help Buildings Save Energy. They Work.

"A preliminary budget proposed by the Trump administration has targeted federal environmental programs left and right for elimination — and counted on the hit list are several popular energy efficiency programs, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program and the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program."

Source: Washington Post, 03/29/2017

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