Environmental Politics

"Solar: ITC Backs U.S. Panel Makers, Sends Case To Trump"

"The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled [Friday] that imported solar panels and modules are causing 'serious injury' to U.S. manufacturers, giving President Trump the final say about tariffs in a high-profile case that could unravel the American solar industry."

Source: Greenwire, 09/25/2017

Pruitt Met With Corporate Execs. Then He Made Decisions In Their Favor.

"Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has met regularly with corporate executives from the automobile, mining and fossil fuel industries — in several instances shortly before making decisions favorable to those interest groups, according to a copy of his schedule obtained by The Washington Post."

Source: Washington Post, 09/25/2017

"Weakened Dam Looms As Latest Threat To Puerto Rico After Hurricane"

"A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity."

Source: Reuters, 09/25/2017

"Canada Deploys 'Multi-Pronged' Lobbying To Counter Trump's EPA Cuts"

"Canada has deployed a 'multi-pronged' lobbying strategy against the Trump administration's budget over concerns that proposed U.S. cuts will put a 'fundamental' component of the Trudeau government's climate change plan in jeopardy, newly-released federal briefing documents show."

Source: National Observer, 09/22/2017

California Sues Trump Over Environmental Waivers for Border Wall

"Opening a new front in its broad legal battle against policies of President Trump, California filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the administration has overstepped its powers in expediting construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border."

Source: LA Times, 09/21/2017

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