"When Bill Peduto campaigned this spring for re-election, he banked on Pittsburghers’ distaste for the president. The mayor aired a 30-second TV spot that knocked Donald Trump over health care and education, even calling him a New England Patriots fan."
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- Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 06/02/2017
"President Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, three officials with knowledge of the decision said, making good on a campaign pledge but severely weakening the landmark 2015 climate change accord that committed nearly every nation to take action to curb the warming of the planet."Source: NY Times, 06/01/2017
"Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders on Wednesday approved a proposal calling for the company to disclose the impact of compliance with global climate change guidelines on its business, an issue central to probes by two state attorneys general."
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has halted an Obama administration rule to cut down on pollution of methane, a greenhouse gas produced at oil and natural gas drilling wells."Source: The Hill, 06/01/2017
"As utility operations increasingly avail themselves of wind, the administration looks at whether conventional sources have been placed at a disadvantage."Source: NY Times, 06/01/2017
"A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of a contested mine next to a wilderness area in the northwestern part of the state, handing a victory to environmental activists who had argued the project could endanger grizzly bears and bull trout."
"China and the European Union will seek on Friday to save an international pact against climate change from which U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be set to withdraw."
"California's Senate yesterday stepped up promised efforts to push back against the Trump administration, passing a package of bills to protect federal standards in the Golden State, even if rules are repealed or softened nationally."
"The world's first commercial plant for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air opens today, refueling a debate about whether the technology can truly play a significant role in removing greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere."
"Federal appeals judges denied the Trump administration's motion yesterday to halt a lower-court order requiring U.S. EPA to address water pollution linked to coal mining in West Virginia."
"As New England winters get warmer and shorter, ticks are driving a worrisome decline in a species that's crucial to the region's economy."Source: National Geographic, 06/01/2017
"President Trump has made his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision. Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt."Source: Axios, 05/31/2017
"Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant will close in 2019, forty years after it was the site of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, as low natural gas prices make the costs of atomic energy uncompetitive, its owner said on Tuesday."Source: Reuters, 05/31/2017
"The Department of Energy has removed the words 'clean energy' from multiple technology webpages, suggesting a greater focus on fossil fuels."Source: Greenwire, 05/31/2017
"Looking for a rare bright spot in U.S. coal? Consider Nebraska, the only state producing more electricity from the fossil fuel than it did a decade ago, according to a Bloomberg analysis of U.S. government data."Source: Bloomberg, 05/31/2017