"The watchdog group Public Citizen is considering bringing litigation against the Trump administration over so-called 'ghost rules,' or proposals that were withdrawn from the rulemaking process without explanation."
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- Source: Greenwire, 03/13/2017
"Democrats say they fear GOP lawmakers will gut the National Science Foundation's climate change research using new legislation passed into law this year."Source: ClimateWire, 03/13/2017
"Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo fired back yesterday when U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed the link between carbon dioxide and global warming."Source: E&E Daily, 03/13/2017
"Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction."Source: Reuters, 03/13/2017
"As President Trump promises major investment in infrastructure, people across the country are hoping that includes spending on water pipes for drinking."Source: NPR, 03/13/2017
"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Thursday that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with the established scientific consensus on climate change."Source: NY Times, 03/10/2017
"The nation's roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in pretty bad shape, according to the civil engineers who plan and design such infrastructure."Source: NPR, 03/10/2017
"Volkswagen AG is set to plead guilty on Friday to three felony counts in the Justice Department's diesel emissions investigation, as the German automaker seeks to move past its cheating scandal."
"New U.S. solar installations nearly doubled last year, but slowing demand for both residential and large-scale systems, falling panel prices and concerns about looming federal tax reform are still dampening investor appetite for the sector."
"Fast-moving wildfires that burned through nearly 2 million acres (809,380 hectares) of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas this week have devastated ranches and left thousands of cattle and other livestock dead, officials said on Thursday."
"A groundbreaking climate lawsuit, brought against the federal government by 21 children, has been hailed by environmentalists as a bold new strategy to press for climate action in the United States. But the Trump administration, which has pledged to undo Barack Obama’s climate regulations, is doing its best to make sure the case doesn’t get far."Source: Washington Post, 03/10/2017
"The White House intends to unravel the Clean Power Plan without providing a replacement, according to a source briefed on the issue."Source: ClimateWire, 03/10/2017
"For the third time in four years, a House panel has approved legislation to revamp U.S. EPA's handling and evaluation of the scientific research that undergirds key regulations."Source: Greenwire, 03/10/2017
"The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm has poultry farmers stepping up security in an attempt to prevent an outbreak like the one in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys in the Midwest. The appearance of milder forms of bird flu at a Wisconsin turkey farm and another Tennessee chicken farm has heightened concern."Source: AP, 03/10/2017
"A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors' trucks, burned or destroyed 15 vehicles and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town on Mexico's Gulf of California."Source: AP, 03/10/2017