"On the campaign trail, Donald Trump railed against what he called the 'FDA food police' and 'inspection overkill.' He has said he’d dramatically overhaul and limit federal government regulations. Now, big questions have arisen about how far he’ll go to scale back the incremental work done in recent years to keep pesticides, GMOs, and additives out of the food supply."
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- Source: Civil Eats, 11/17/2016
"EPA has added epidemiological expertise to a scientific advisory panel (SAP) that will meet next month to consider the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate. The previously postponed meeting is now scheduled to take place Dec. 13-16 in Arlington, Virginia."Source: Agri-Pulse, 11/17/2016
"As the country awoke a week ago to the news of an impending Donald Trump presidency, shares in wind and solar energy companies quickly plummeted. ... But while all of this may look like bad news for renewables, some experts are arguing that the arrival of the new administration hardly spells a death knell for the industry."Source: Wash Post, 11/17/2016
"To lead the transition of the Environmental Protection Agency, President-elect Donald Trump settled on notorious climate change denier Myron Ebell. The decision rattled climate activists ... Farm chemicals, too, would likely flow unabated if Ebell's agenda comes to dominate Trump's EPA."Source: Mother Jones, 11/17/2016
"China’s vice foreign minster has confirmed his country is not behind a climate change hoax, as suggested by Donald Trump."Source: Climate Home, 11/17/2016
"Demonstrators fanned out across North America on Tuesday to demand the U.S. government halt or reroute the Dakota Access pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it."
"Journalists and advocates are fearful that the incoming Trump administration will clamp down on the public's access to environmental information."Source: Greenwire, 11/16/2016
"The Interior Department on Tuesday finalized a much anticipated new regulation aimed at the oil and gas industry, one that seeks to capture flared natural gas and corral “fugitive” emissions of methane that are escaping drilling operations on public and Native American lands."Source: Wash Post, 11/16/2016
"Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a carbon tax on American-made goods if Trump pulls out of climate accord."Source: Grist, 11/16/2016
"The top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is casting doubt on the prospect of Congress finishing a waterways bill in the lame-duck session."Source: The Hill, 11/16/2016
"President-elect Donald Trump’s short-list of contenders to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes two current energy industry lobbyists who held leading roles there under Republican President George W. Bush, according to two sources with knowledge of the list."
"Environmental lawyers are using a lot of war metaphors these days."Source: EnergyWire, 11/16/2016
"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hoped his presence at a Marrakesh conference to decide the finer points of an historic climate agreement would be a victory lap, capping off a year of negotiations that resulted in global agreements to stave off the worst effects of climate change."
"Independent testing on an array of popular American food products found many samples contained residue levels of the weed killer called glyphosate, leading the nonprofit organization behind the testing to call for corporate and regulatory action to address consumer safety concerns."Source: USRTK/Huffington Post, 11/16/2016
"TULALIP, Wash.— The flat-bottom boat weaves across bends in the broad, mud-colored Qwuloolt Estuary, scaring up squawking blue herons and geese along the sloping banks of muck. Scattered log booms poke out."Source: EHN, 11/16/2016