"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says he didn't mean to mislead lawmakers on his use of personal email for official business while Oklahoma attorney general."
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- Source: Greenwire, 05/08/2017
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has recused himself from ongoing lawsuits against the agency that he participated in during his previous job as Oklahoma attorney general."Source: Washington Post, 05/08/2017
"Will a new executive order 'promoting agriculture and rural prosperity' fulfill its promise? That depends on who you ask."Source: Civil Eats, 05/08/2017
"SALT LAKE CITY — While protestors clogged the sidewalk outside, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he will be gathering perspectives of people on all sides of a deeply controversial issue as he reviews the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments."Source: Deseret News, 05/08/2017
"An environmental group is suing the Trump administration, demanding it protect a species of shark."Source: The Hill, 05/08/2017
"The United States will shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord because China, India and Europe will snap up the best power sector jobs in future, U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim said on Thursday."
"Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents have been warned that they could lose their homes if they don’t pay outstanding water bills — even as the city has just begun replacing lead-tainted pipes after a contamination crisis linked to a dozen deaths."Source: Washington Post, 05/05/2017
"The wind power industry just chalked up its strongest first quarter in eight years. Tax credits play an important role." "Every two and a half hours, workers installed a new wind turbine in the United States during the first quarter of 2017, marking the strongest start for the wind industry in eight years, according to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released on May 2."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/05/2017
"Potentially harmful human-caused noise pollution affects nearly two-thirds of all protected areas in the United States, according to a report released on Thursday."
"One of the coal industry's biggest boosters has joined U.S. EPA. Christian Palich, who started this week as a deputy associate administrator in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, is the former president of the Ohio Coal Association."Source: Greenwire, 05/05/2017
"The state’s $300 million fund to get coastal homeowners to relocate inland isn’t working."Source: Bloomberg, 05/05/2017
"The most biologically diverse waterway in America is in bad shape. The Indian River Lagoon is repeatedly being choked with oxygen-robbing algae, its surface increasingly dotted with thousands of dead fish, manatees, birds and other creatures."Source: AP, 05/05/2017
"As the Environmental Protection Agency proceeds with a large-scale update of its website, its climate change site has been taken down, pending review. But several climate scientists contacted by The Post argue that this is unnecessary."Source: Washington Post, 05/05/2017
"Oil prices collapsed on Thursday to their lowest since late November as investor worries about the world's stubbornly persistent glut of crude erased most of the gains that followed last year's OPEC's output cut."
"Ivanka Trump is planning to meet next week with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt about the Paris climate change agreement."Source: The Hill, 05/05/2017