"A coalition of 15 Democratic state attorneys general has urged Congressman Lamar Smith to withdraw subpoenas sent to the AGs of Massachusetts and New York seeking records related to their investigations of ExxonMobil. In a letter to Smith sent Tuesday, the attorneys general argue the demand for documents interferes with the investigative authority of the states."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: InsideClimate News, 03/02/2017
"U.S. Republican Representative Darrell Issa of California has joined the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers dedicated to fighting climate change, spokesmen for the group and Issa said on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 03/02/2017
"To feed an enormous building boom, India’s relentless sand miners have devastated the waterways that make life there possible."Source: NY Times, 03/02/2017
"Top Republican appropriators aren't embracing a plan to slash federal spending for U.S. EPA that President Trump is due to outline [Tuesday night] in his address to Congress."Source: E&E Daily, 03/01/2017
"Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke is headed toward confirmation as President Donald Trump's Interior secretary, responsible for more than 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West."Source: AP, 03/01/2017
"U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order on Tuesday directing environmental regulators to review an Obama-era rule that expanded the number of federally protected waterways as the president targets regulations that conservatives consider government overreach."
"A U.S. judge said on Tuesday he hopes to decide by about March 7 on a request by Native American tribes for the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw an easement on religious grounds for the final link of the Dakota Access Pipeline."
"For years, many Westchester County residents and elected officials clamored for the Indian Point nuclear power plant to be shut down, citing what they said was the untenable risk it posed in an area as populated as greater New York City."Source: NY Times, 03/01/2017
"The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change."
"Residents in Flint, Mich., are about to start paying the full cost of their water again, even though what’s flowing from their taps has yet to be declared safe to drink without an approved filter."Source: Washington Post, 03/01/2017
"Leaders from the nation's largest Native American reservation and pueblos throughout New Mexico are putting more pressure on federal land managers to curb oil and gas development in the northwest corner of the state."Source: AP, 03/01/2017
"Industry is pressing Congress to ditch safety upgrades made in wake of deadly West, Texas, plant explosion".Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 03/01/2017
"Environmental reporters are often the town criers on looming disasters. Sometimes we listen. Often we don't."Source: Ensia, 03/01/2017
"President Trump on Tuesday will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to “review and reconsider” a 2015 rule known as the Waters of the United States rule, according to a senior official, a move that could ultimately make it easier for agricultural and development interests to drain wetlands and small streams."Source: Washington Post, 02/28/2017
"The Trump administration is pushing for a 24 percent overall cut to U.S. EPA's budget, according to a source informed about the administration's plans."Source: E&E News PM, 02/28/2017