"The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulatory requirements today to expedite construction of barriers along the border between California and Mexico."
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- Source: Greenwire, 08/02/2017
"Documents released Tuesday in a lawsuit against Monsanto raised new questions about the company’s efforts to influence the news media and scientific research and revealed internal debate over the safety of its highest-profile product, the weed killer Roundup."Source: NY Times, 08/02/2017
"A federal appeals court has ruled against the Interior Department’s 2011 decision to delist the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act."Source: The Hill, 08/02/2017
Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration’s delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants."Source: Washington Post, 08/02/2017
"On Wednesday, July 26, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 21 bills during a markup session. One, H.R. 2083, aims to protect salmon by allowing permit holders to kill California sea lions in the Columbia River. Critics caution the bill undermines federal protections such as the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and National Environmental Policy Act, without addressing the root causes of salmon declines, which include habitat destruction and dams."Source: High Country News, 08/02/2017
"Much of the country is used to occasional 100-degree days. Seattle, which has had just three in the past 123 years, is not."Source: NY Times, 08/02/2017
"An internal review by the Environmental Protection Agency has found that its administrator did not violate its scientific integrity policy when he contradicted a fundamental tenet of climate science by denying that carbon dioxide pollution is the principal agent of global warming."Source: InsideClimate News, 08/02/2017
"For decades, some of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn."Source: The Intercept, 08/02/2017
"Industry has delivered a clear message to the Trump administration during a series of recent closed-door meetings: Don't completely gut the Obama-era Clean Power Plan."Source: ClimateWire, 08/02/2017
"The area is due for a major hurricane, and it is not prepared. If a big one scores a direct hit, the damage would likely surpass Katrina."Source: Washington Post, 08/02/2017
"In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued by delays and cost overruns."Source: NY Times, 08/01/2017
"A federal court told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday that it has to enforce an Obama administration methane pollution rule."Source: The Hill, 08/01/2017
"Environmental groups that say they’re seeking to restore clean air standards for vehicles on the nation’s highways have sued the federal government in New York."
"WASHINGTON — Environmental advocates urged the Trump administration on Monday to reverse course on its move to set aside an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants."
"The biggest gas storage facility in the West resumed operations Monday, nearly two years after a blowout led to the nation’s largest-known methane release and drove thousands of families from their Los Angeles homes."