"The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency refused Wednesday to ban a commonly used pesticide that the Obama administration had sought to outlaw based on mounting concerns about its risks to human health."
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- Source: Washington Post, 03/30/2017
"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
"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today ordered that coal leasing be restarted in the United States but announced that his agency will continue reviewing whether federal royalty rates need to be raised."Source: Greenwire, 03/30/2017
"Prairie dogs in Utah won a turf battle against property developers on Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court reinstated restrictions on development in areas inhabited by the threatened animals."Source: Reuters, 03/30/2017
"A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday kicked an Exxon Mobil Corp lawsuit seeking to thwart two states from pursuing a fraud case over climate change to a Manhattan court, saying his court wasn't the best place to resolve the dispute."Source: Reuters, 03/30/2017
"State lawmakers have quashed talks over whether and how to open Chesapeake Bay oyster sanctuaries to harvest, passing a bill that blocks any changes to the protected areas' boundaries for nearly two years."Source: Baltimore Sun, 03/30/2017
"The House Science Committee convened a hearing on climate-change science Wednesday morning and it went just as I expected. We learned little, and political theater upstaged almost all productive discussion of science."Source: Washington Post, 03/30/2017
"Solar industry jobs doubled in the Cleveland, Ohio area last year, driving about half of the state’s total job growth in the sector, according to new data released today by The Solar Foundation."Source: Midwest Energy News, 03/30/2017
"With no rollback in Alberta tar sands production, Canada's emissions remain on an upward slope, a new report says."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/30/2017
"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
"Environmentalists and their allies are pledging to go to war against President Trump’s efforts to roll back his predecessor’s climate change agenda."Source: The Hill, 03/29/2017
"President Trump, flanked by company executives and miners, signed a long-promised executive order on Tuesday to nullify President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts and revive the coal industry, effectively ceding American leadership in the international campaign to curb the dangerous heating of the planet."
"Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry."
"President Donald Trump is expected to lift a moratorium on federal coal-mining leases Tuesday -- and it probably won’t do the industry much good until years after he’s left office."Source: Bloomberg, 03/29/2017
"For years, the Obama administration prodded, cajoled and beseeched China to make commitments to limit the use of fossil fuels to try to slow the global effects of climate change."