"Four states are suing over the Trump administration’s decision to restart the sale of coal leases on federal lands."
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- Source: Seattle Times, 05/10/2017
"U.S. EPA violated the Endangered Species Act when it issued 59 pesticide registrations between 2007 and 2012, a federal court has found."Source: E&E News PM, 05/10/2017
"ROSEBURG, Ore. — So much timber money once flowed into this rural Oregon county that its leaders set up committees to find ways to spend it. Today, Douglas County's library system is on life support, and its sheriff's department is on track to lose funding."Source: AP, 05/10/2017
"[Maine] Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to take away municipal government’s ability to enact local pesticide ordinances closely mirrors a model bill written and promoted by a secretive national group that helps large national corporations ghost-write laws for sympathetic state legislators."Source: Portland Press Herald, 05/10/2017
"Several unions representing U.S. EPA employees are asking the agency to rework ethics guidance they believe could silence their members."Source: Greenwire, 05/10/2017
The heavier rains that could accompany climate change are raising serious concerns about whether California's Trinity Dam can safely handle them.Source: Greenwire, 05/09/2017
"A meeting of Trump administration advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday to decide whether to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House official said."
"President Trump last night announced his intent to nominate a top adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and a Pennsylvania regulator to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission."Source: E&E Daily, 05/09/2017
"The United States will participate in advancing climate change research in the Arctic, a State Department official said on Monday, ahead of a summit of Arctic nations later this week where Washington's commitment to tackling climate change will likely be questioned."
"Native American leaders and climate activists protested at several Chase branches in Seattle on Monday, forcing them to close temporarily as demonstrators demanded the bank not lend to projects like the Keystone XL oil pipeline."
"Emissions from thawing permafrost are now outpacing the uptake of carbon dioxide during the growing season, a new study suggests".Source: InsideClimate News, 05/09/2017
"Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land."Source: AP, 05/09/2017
"The state’s new Democratic governor vetoed a bill to limit plaintiff compensation in CAFO nuisance lawsuits, though the Republican-dominated legislature could overturn the veto as early as this week."Source: Civil Eats, 05/09/2017
"The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Monday blasted the pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners for a “pattern” of 18 spills of drilling materials and said that the size of the biggest spill could reach 5 million gallons, more than double original estimates."Source: Washington Post, 05/09/2017
"A small but dangerous parasite, the winter tick, is spreading north and west as winters become shorter and now is knocking at Alaska's border. The winter tick, which has already devastated moose populations in New England and the upper Midwest, has been confirmed in Canada's Yukon Territory and in the Northwest Territories, where it's infecting elk, mule deer and some moose."Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 05/09/2017