"President Donald Trump’s team has compiled a list of about 50 infrastructure projects nationwide, totaling at least $137.5 billion, as the new White House tries to determine its investment priorities, according to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune."
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- Source: Kansas City Star, 01/26/2017
"Rupture of 138,600 gallons is ‘not a major disaster’ but environmental advocates say it highlights their fears about the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects".Source: Guardian, 01/26/2017
"'An Inconvenient Sequel' takes viewers to Georgetown, Texas, which will soon draw all of its electricity from wind and solar. Could stories like this one point toward a possible shift in conservatives' energy policy?" "In his 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth," former vice president Al Gore warned that humanity had 10 years to avoid reaching an environmental "point of no return."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 01/26/2017
"The apocalypse may be near. The Doomsday Clock may move closer to midnight on Thursday amid increasingly tense relations between world powers."Source: USA TODAY, 01/26/2017
"The greatest sign posted at a public fishing access spot in the United States is on the South Branch of the Au Sable River at a place called the Mason Tract. It reads: “Sportsman slow your pace … ahead lies the fabled land of the South Branch. Here generations of fisherman have cast a fly on one of the great trout streams of America."Source: NY Times, 01/26/2017
"Multiple federal agencies have told their employees to cease communications with members of Congress and the press, sources have told The Huffington Post."Source: Huffington Post, 01/25/2017
"President Donald Trump took steps Tuesday to revive two controversial oil pipeline projects that had been rejected by the Obama administration, moves that likely represent the leading edge of a sweeping overhaul of his predecessor’s environmental agenda."Source: Wall St. Journal, 01/25/2017
"A group of senior Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their own $1 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s airports, bridges, roads and seaports, urging President Trump to back their proposal, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years."
"U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama's climate change initiatives."Source: Reuters, 01/25/2017
"Badlands National Park tugged on Superman’s cape Tuesday. It spit into the wind. It pulled the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and it messed around with President Trump."
"President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to fulfill his goal of “expediting environmental reviews and approvals” to fast track an effort to “fix our country, our roadways and bridges.”"
President Trump's claim to have "received awards on the environment" flunks the fact check.
"At the end of January, two things will change about the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. One is that Secretary Jon Steverson will leave his post after two stormy years in charge, to take a new job with the law firm of Foley & Lardner. The other is that Steverson's new employers at Foley & Lardner will take over representing Florida in handling the billions of dollars awarded to the state as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster."Source: Tampa Bay Times, 01/25/2017
"Every year or two, the Jersey Shore tends to get flooding as severe as this week. But by midcentury, the Shore should expect floods this bad every month, on average, according to projections summarized in a new U.S. government report."Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/25/2017
"One of Canada’s most northerly communities reinvents its relationship with a thawing landscape."Source: Hakai, 01/25/2017