"President Donald Trump’s words may come back to haunt him in court as he moves to roll back regulations that fight climate change, just as they did when he tried to ban travel from six predominantly Muslim countries."
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- Source: Bloomberg, 03/23/2017
"Dozens of companies and organizations are pleading with Congress to save the popular Energy Star program for appliances and other products, rejecting President Trump’s proposal to eliminate it."
"A environmental group has launched a six-figure ad campaign against proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."
"A watchdog is alleging numerous problems at the federal government’s offshore drilling regulator, including in its inspection and environmental stewardship programs."
"On a rainy winter evening, biologist Kristin Aquilino was rummaging through the trunk of her pickup truck in the Bodega Marine Lab parking lot. She was looking for a rubber spatula—a tool she needed to pry a recently captured white abalone from inside an ice chest brimming with seawater."Source: KQED, 03/23/2017
"President Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy, while also gutting several smaller but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming."Source: NY Times, 03/22/2017
"The amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel was in freefall."Source: Guardian, 03/22/2017
"Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows."Source: Reuters, 03/22/2017
"A former close aide to Energy Secretary Rick Perry has set up shop on K Street. Jeff Miller, who managed Perry's 2016 presidential campaign, has launched Miller Strategies LLC — and has already signed up a host of clients, including some with business before the Department of Energy, disclosure records show."Source: Greenwire, 03/22/2017
"Powerful Republican congressmen and governors are pressing President Donald Trump to take an unprecedented step: Reverse his predecessor’s creation of several national monuments under a law that dates back to Theodore Roosevelt. No president has ever attempted such a reversal, and legal experts doubt it could succeed."Source: McClatchy, 03/22/2017
"Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally. New data released by Yale researchers gives the most detailed view yet of public opinion on global warming."Source: NY Times, 03/22/2017
"Over the past decade, farmers in the Great Southern Plains have suffered the worst drought conditions since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. They've battled heat, dust storms and in recent weeks, fires that devoured more than 900,000 acres and killed thousands of cattle. These extreme conditions are being fueled by climate change. But a new report from an environmental advocacy group says they're also being driven by federal crop insurance policy that encourages farmers to continue planting crops on compromised land, year after year."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/22/2017
"The Fish and Wildlife Service [Tuesday] quietly added a wide-ranging insect to the endangered species list."Source: Greenwire, 03/22/2017
"Senate Democrats are asking Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt to fix what they say were incorrect answers he gave during his confirmation process."Source: The Hill, 03/22/2017
"Watermen fear creating Mallows Bay national marine sanctuary could hurt their livelihood, despite assurances".Source: Bay Journal, 03/22/2017